Parenting, amirite? It’s got some tough stuff. Luckily, there are some amazing products out there to help make tough things a little bit easier, or in the very least, more comfortable.
When I first started breastfeeding Autumn right after she was born, it was P A I N F U L. She had a bad latch (which I now know was due to a lip tie), and she wanted to nurse ALL. THE. TIME. So it hurt. A LOT.
When Aiden was first born, he took to breastfeeding right away. He ate like a champion. And, it was basically painless! I think because Autumn weaned so close to when he was born, my body was still used to it, so I didn’t have the initial pain that I had with Autumn. It was lovely! It’s been great breastfeeding him.
Fast forward to now. He’s growing teeth! Yay! He’s sleeping through the night! Also, yay! But….. he’s biting me. And, he’s not eating all night so I’m very often waking up engorged. Boo. Not to mention the fact that he’s got some lovely little nails that he likes to dig into me when he eats.
Enter Rachel’s Remedy Breastfeeding Relief Packs. OH-MY-GOODNESS! Can I please gush? I need to gush a little bit. Last night, Aiden decided that he wanted to bite me instead of sleep. Super great, right? I left his room a little upset, and in pain. I plopped these packs in the microwave& heated them, slipped them on into my bra, and it was like instant relief. It felt as though he had never bitten me at all!
And want to know the best part? As if the sheer relief wasn’t enough? These are reusable and washable! I love it. I can totally see myself just having them chill out in my freezer so I can quickly grab them when I need them. Also, they’re the perfect size for bumps on little heads as they grow, so just because you’re done breastfeeding doesn’t mean they’re not still useful 😉
Overall, this was a lovely product to try, and I REALLY wish I had them back when Autumn was a newborn because these would have been SO much better than what I was doing at the time.
I receive free products from Guidance Guide for review purposes but my opinions are all my own.