Any breastfeeding mother who’s experienced the intense agony that is a blocked or plugged duct or tender, fully engorged breasts will tell you that they’d do almost anything to relieve the pain (and prevent it happening again).
Alleviating these painful issues (and therefore reducing the chances of mastitis occurring) was the inspiration behind the creation of the LaVie Lactation Massager, a nifty little tool that can help improve milk flow, increase milk supply, reduce engorgement and relieve clogged ducts.
Yep, it’s pretty darn clever (and did we mention it’s waterproof? GENIUS!) Designed in collaboration with breastfeeding experts, the LaVie uses gentle vibration to stimulate milk flow and break down blocks and sore spots.
Here are 4 reasons why the the LaVie Lactation Massager is a game changer for breastfeeding mums.
1. It leaves blocked ducts in its dust
Arghh the pain of a blocked duct is one not easily forgotten. While there are a variety of causes, there’s only one real cure; draining that thing as quickly as possible. Problem is, unplugging a plug isn’t easy, especially if it’s deep down in the breast tissue. The LaVie Lactation Massageruses multiple vibration modes to gently but effectively break up blockages. You can choose the vibration mode and speed that suits your needs and use the narrow tip to really pinpoint and work on the blockage itself.
"I bought this for my wife because she had reoccurring blocked ducts and mastitis. She finds it very effective in clearing lumps and helping her let down. She loves it and has not had any blockages since." Adam B
2. It can prevent mastitis
Mastitis is like the White Walker of the breastfeeding world (Game Of Thrones fans will get it). Evil and painful with destruction and domination in its path. The key to preventing mastitis is good milk flow. Breasts that are emptied regularly are less likely to become blocked. The LaVie Lactation Massagercan be used to stimulate the breast to improve let-down and work through any engorgement or sore spots. This can be especially useful in the early days of breastfeeding or for mums who pump regularly to improve flow.
“This product is amazing! I have been suffering with recurrent mastitis and this product has helped get rid of blocked ducts without any pain. Very happy! Wish I knew about it sooner - could have avoided hospital stays!” Louise Loadsman
3. It can make latching easier
The all-important latch. Any mother who has breastfed for more than 5 minutes will know just how crucial a good latch is to successful breastfeeding. Getting that good latch however, isn’t always easy. Engorgement, especially in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding, can make latching tricky as it makes the breast tissue swell and become hard while also flattening the nipple. This makes it difficult for tiny mouths to attach properly. The LaVie Lactation Massager can help soften the breast, making it easier for baby to latch on and for the milk to start flowing.
“Great tool that helped me through engorgement and to avoid mastitis. It’s a great price, high quality and super helpful for moving milk. It’s a really nifty tool that has various patterns, speeds and surfaces to help with moving milk in general or for more focused work on a certain duct." Mei
4. It can help boost milk supply and pumping output
One for the pumping mamas! The different vibration patterns and speeds available can help gently trigger your let-down and improve milk flow and levels. You can even pop the LaVie Lactation Massager in your bra either just before or during a pumping (or feeding) session to help stimulate the breast tissue
“I was actually quite impressed to see that it triggered my letdown reflex almost as soon as the pump and massager were applied together. My milk flow continued to be better than usual whilst the massager was being applied. It allowed me to pump more efficiently at work than I have been able to in the past.” Cheryl