I haven't tried these yet because I am still pregnant, but I can't wait to use them. I had a lot of issues with clogged ducts last time and tried to hold a homemade rice sock or warm wet rag over the area. This will be so much easier if I have the same issues.
Booby Tubes® are clever little, gel-free breast packs made with an organic cotton shell and filled with fresh, pliable flax seed. Use warm or cold, depending on your nursing needs. When heated, Booby Tubes® deliver warm, moist heat to tender breasts; when stored in the freezer they offer cooling comfort. Traditionally used to help ease breastfeeding discomfort, heat can help encourage milk flow, avoid clogged ducts, promote let-down and comfort the symptoms of infection, and cold is used to help reduce the swelling and tenderness of engorgement and weaning.
Earth Mama's unique gel-free construction was designed with extra care to help reduce the risk of burns. Two Booby Tubes® per box, one for each…well, boob.
A QUICK HOW-TO
Warm Booby Tubes® in your microwave for 20-40 seconds, and apply as necessary. Or store in the freezer and wear them inside your bra between feedings. Pair with mindful breathing as needed (because ladies: the breastfeeding struggle is real).
How do I clean my Booby Tubes®?
Wipe the organic cotton with a damp cloth. Don't submerge them in water or put them in a washing machine — the flax seeds may sprout (seriously)!
A little bird told us mamas use them for:
- A cool pack to comfort bumps and bruises, ballooning feet and ankles.
- A warm pack to comfort upset tummies, tired muscles, and fussy, tugged-at ears.
- Wondering what else to use Booby Tubes for? Find other "off the box" alternative uses here!
These have been so handy to have as either cold packs or warm compresses. I also put them on my shoulders when I’m feeling super tight. So relaxing!
I loved these booby tubes froze at the start of my breastfeeding journey when I initially got engorged, but they also came in handy when I got a case of mastitis. I heated one up to use before feeding or pumping and then I had one froze that I used to relieve the pain afterward the feeding.
After 2 weeks of having these booby tubes, the beads started falling out. :(. ------------------------------------------------- Earth Mama HQ response: We’re sorry to hear that your pair of Booby Tubes seem to have sprung a leak. Every Earth Mama product is guaranteed so you can return it where you bought it for a refund or replacement. If you bought it from EarthMama.com please email CustomerCareMama@EarthMama.com for replacement info.
This product truly is amazing! I was a little skeptical at first, because I always struggled with pumping, but after my c-section my daughter stayed a few days in the nicu, and I had to pump to feed her, the booby tubes help relieve some of the discomfort I was feeling and it worked great!
This booby tubes were life savers when I had my baby. My boobs were in so much pain that i couldn't even breastfeed, after buying them and using them I was in so much relief. I just loved loved them. 10-14-2015
I love these. Before getting these I was using a heating pad and ice pack. Booby Tubes are SO much better. The best thing about these is the size. I love that they go exactly where they need too and small enough to fit in your bra. Second best thing is that they double as a heating pad/ice pack! I have recommended these to all of my new mommy friends. 4-27-2015
Booby Tubes were really helpful after my mastectomy, both cool (and they were able to work around the uncomfortable drain tubes) and warm when I was having nerve pain. 3-4-2015
Love how soft organic it is but wasn't as great add everyone says especially for the price too expensive. 1-16-2014
5 stars plus. I loved them while nursing and now I keep them in the freezer and they are an awesome gentle ice pack alternative. My son likes it so much that he asks for his 'white ouchie fixer' when ever he gets a bump or bruise. 4-18-2014