What is Raynaud's? It is a condition when blood vessels spasm and constrict in body extremities such as nipples. When Raynaud's Phenomenon causes nipple vasospasm, the nipple turns white and there is usually a noticeable change in colour from white to blue to red, as blood flow returns.
It can occur during pregnancy and at times related to feeding. Cold temperatures typically trigger the vasospasm and make it worse. It is a very painful experience.
One common treatment is to keep the breast and nipples warm. These Breastwarmers use a reflective insulating layer to naturally warm the breasts.
Breastwarmers can be used by women with Raynaud's Phenomenon, to provide heating relief, and to absorb milk leakage.
Breastwarmers can be worn all the time to help prevent vasospasm events occurring, before breastfeeding or expressing to aid let-down, or after breastfeeding.
These Breastwarmers are discreet, covering the cup area of the breast only, and are contoured to ensure a snug fit. An absorbent layer is included, meaning that a separate absorbent pad is not required, making breastfeeding easier and more discrete. The breastwarmers include a layer of reflective insulating and breathable material, this is the special material that reflects the heat back to the breast and can reduce pain.
Breastwarmers are made by Tara -a mother who suffers from Raynaud's. Tara looked to find products that would help her, and found that her own sewing was the best solution. She is now able to supply these Breastwarmers to help other mothers.