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UNIQUE COMPRESSES MAY HELP MUMS TO CARRY ON BREASTFEEDING

ARE you looking for something to help poor mums who suffer from soreness during breastfeeding? A recent survey by midwives showed that Multi-Mam Compresses reduced pain scores by nearly 50%.

In National Breastfeeding Celebration Week (June 26-July 03), it’s lovely to reflect on the many moments when we’ve seen mums gaze into their baby’s blissful little faces as they breastfeed, both of them enjoying a wonderful, nourishing and natural experience.

And it’s good to know that for those who are feeling challenged by difficulties, Multi-Mam is offering 50% discount when two packs of award-winning Compresses are bought together at the online shop (www.purpleorchidpharma.com RRP £10.20 for a pack of 12).

Every feed with breast milk is a benefit to mum and baby, so it’s satisfying for maternity nurses to be able to help mums find the right position for latching and relaxed feeding times.

And since 80-95% of mums will experience some degree of pain, with 26% reporting it as extreme (Newton 1952, Walker, 1989), it’s reassuring to be able to give them something to can offer relief, especially since pain can also inhibit the let-down reflex. As the mother becomes more tense, a vicious circle can begin that often leads to early weaning (Humle, 1994).

Pain can be especially dispiriting in the early days after delivery, so Multi-Mam Compresses are a must-have for the birth bag – and remember that there is a version designed for the perineum too, Multi-Gyn Compresses.

Both have a triple action can make feeding a far more comfortable experience because:

  • They give a blissful immediate cooling and soothing effect on sore, blistered or cracked nipples
  • The gel in them is made from a patented element of aloe vera called 2QR-complex. This attaches to the binding sites of harmful bacteria, preventing them from binding to the skin where they cause inflammation and infection
  • Their light plastic backing creates a moist wound environment, which has been shown to support the natural healing process (Rovee 1972).

Compresses are a natural product, the gel is safe even when swallowed by infants so there’s no need to wash before feeding – which in itself can prevent cracks and sores developing.

There are many factors that contribute to the fact that the UK has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world at three months after delivery, but perhaps in our efforts to promote breastfeeding, sometimes an idealised picture is painted of it being natural, therefore easy. Perhaps we should talk about the possibility of pain, so that mums can be prepared for it. After all, women with pain and increased physiological stress give up breastfeeding sooner, and breast diseases are associated with a higher level of psychological stress (Abou-Dakn M, 2009).

A survey conducted by midwives in 2016 in Sweden showed that average pain scores of women who used Multi-Mam Compresses over 10 days dropped from 6.9 to 2.0 on a scale of one to ten.

 

Sarah Childe, Founder of the Maternity Nurse Association, said: “We found that Multi-Mam Compresses significantly reduced pain and discomfort when breastfeeding.

“They come in handy individual sachets which prevents them drying out, the gel is not sticky nor does it mark your maternity bra.

“Compresses are great for getting sore and cracked nipples under control and there is no need to wipe the nipples before feeding – and they didn’t impact on latching.

“Multi-Mam Compresses contain no preservatives, perfumes, lanolin or other animal based products, and they have not been tested on animals, so that’s another reason why we are happy to endorse Multi-Mam products.”

Dr Karen Gardiner, MD of Purple Orchid women’s self-care company which distributes Multi-Mam, said: “We are often told by mums at meetings or in reviews that Multi-Mam Compresses helped them to carry on breastfeeding. We are pleased to be able to make them available for mums in the UK because they are a unique product.”

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Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: July 22, 2017 | Posted in: General News