Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bosom Bliss Comfort Packs

As any breastfeeding mother knows, nursing a baby (or babies) is not always as natural and easy as you might think. Trust me, I know from experience.

I've nursed all 6 of my children through various different challenges and have had a wide range of experiences. I pumped when I went back to work with my first child, I struggled with tongue tie with 3 of my sons, I nursed two sets of twins simultaneously and I've suffered my fair share of complications from over supply, overactive letdown, engorgement, plugged ducts, mastitis, thrush, etc. It's enough to make anyone cringe.

Last month I was very rundown and I developed mastitis. It was a miserable 24 hours with a dangerously high fever and a considerable amount of pain in the affected breast. After writing about my experience, I received an email about Bosom Bliss Comfort Packs. I agreed to try them if I ever had the need to use them again. Unfortunately, I did. I developed another case of mastitis that landed me in the hospital with a lemon-sized mass of infection in my breast. Ouch.

I can now say that I wish I'd had these Comfort Packs 7 years ago when I first started nursing. Those early days with a newborn lead to lots of discomfort and engorgement for many moms and I was no exception. These Comfort Packs use heat to help improve milk flow and induce letdown. The heat is also what helps relieve plugged ducts and mastitis by encouraging milk flow. Breastfeeding dilates the mammary blood vessels and improves blood flow in the affected area but it can be very painful when there is an infection present so mothers are often reluctant to breastfeed. The Comfort Packs can also be refrigerated to provide cooling pain relief to make nursing more comfortable during mastitis.

Bosom Bliss Comfort Packs come in sets of two and feature a cover made of an eco-friendly bamboo fleece core. This cover is removable for easy washing and the bamboo fleece is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial so moisture is wicked away from the skin. This means that you have a soft, dry layer against your skin to protect against leaks while also providing soothing warm or cool comfort from the organic sushi rice pack. The Comfort Packs are generously sized and fit nicely inside a loose-fitting bra.
I used my Bosom Bliss Comfort Packs during my week-long bout with mastitis and loved them so much that I have used them a few times since then to help with engorgement. I've used many different nursing pads and heat packs in the past and these are, by far, the best that I have ever seen. In my professional experience, I've recommended using warm or cool compresses more times than I can count. Often, I've suggested a warm, wet washcloth. These Comfort Packs make washcloths a thing of the past. There is no need to keep a soggy, wet cloth on your breast when you can have a warm, dry pad that is perfectly shaped to fit your breast.

As a special promotion for my readers, Bosom Bliss is offering a 15% discount when you use the coupon code "twinsanity." I encourage you to take advantage of this savings by trying the Comfort Packs and Nursing Pads today! Your breasts will thank you.

In addition, Bosom Bliss is giving away a set of Comfort Packs and a set of Nursing Pads to one of my lucky readers! To enter, leave a comment here on this post. For an additional entry, post about this giveaway on your blog or tweet about and comment here with a link. Please leave a separate comment for each entry method. This giveaway will end on March 17, 2010.

Giveaway has ended! Congrats to comment #5!


  1. yes ma'am sign me up!! i would LOVE to win one of these!

  2. I don't think I need these now, but SO could have used them when Sam was born. Would love to have them for the future babies!

  3. I have a set. The packs are AWESOME. I get a set for every new mother I know.

  4. i remember a time not too long ago when i could have really used this. I also think they would be great when i'm starting to get a plugged duct from not pumping enough on days/nights i work

  5. I have nursed all six (we have a set of twins too) of our children, and am still nursing the youngest. OH HOW I WOULD LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Those look and sound amazing! Although I am not nursing at the moment I have a friend who is about to give birth to her second little girl in about 4 months these would be a great gift for her! I know she gave up breastfeeding 4 or 5 months in due to lack of milk but also developed mastitis. These would of so helped her and who knows, when I start having kids I will so use these they sound just amazing!

  7. Holy Cats!!! So glad I did not miss this one!!! Please enter me ... have had my fair share of Mastitis. Even ended up with it while on our Disney vacation :-(
    Here is hoping I'm the lucky winner!

  8. Wow Those sounds amazing@ Sign me up Please :)

  9. I have a set and use them every day. They are one of the best things a new mother can have