Wear these warming breast pads continuously for gentle warmth, all day and night for relief from vasospasm. Thin, pliable and wonderfully soft! For those who suffer from painful nipples in the cold weather, these are perfect for keeping you warm. The silk ensures they are very soft and hypoallergenic, and the wool keeps your nipples protected and warm, helping to prevent the pain of vasospasm and Raynaud's syndrome.
What is vasospasm? ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association) explains it here: “Vasospasm happens when blood vessels tighten and go into spasm, so that blood does not flow normally. Mothers with vasospasm of the nipple feel sharp pain, burning or stinging in the nipple. It is usually accompanied by sudden whitening of the nipple, followed by a colour change from red to blue. There are two main causes of nipple vasospasm. It can be a response of the nipple to trauma, if the baby is not attached to the breast well. In this case, it tends to occur following breastfeeds. Attention to how your baby attaches can help resolve this problem. Vasospasm that occurs at random times not related to breastfeeds is more likely to be a condition related to Raynaud’s phenomenon, where a person experiences similar symptoms in fingers, toes, etc in response to exposure to cold.”
Why use these specific breast pads for Vasospasm? Because gentle consistent warmth can relieve the pain and discomfort from vasospasm (Raynauds of the nipple). Wear these continuously for gentle warmth, all day and night.