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The Shower Hug: Ga Ga or Gag?

Showers are few and far between for new mothers, but a few minutes under the rushing water can give them a new lease on postpartum life. Warm water can lead to painful letdown so one woman created the Shower Hug ($30), a terry knit wrap with a Velcro closure designed to ease the pain and protect the bustline. The fast-drying material can be wrung out after a shower and hung to dry until the next time mom finds a few minutes for herself. Would you invest in one?

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bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
Thanks MissSushi that logic makes more sense.
goldiecar goldiecar 7 years
I was thinking that this would be helpful for women with thrush or vaspospasms!!
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
If you read the website it talks about support and relief not only during nursing, but other things like mastectomy, augmentation, reduction, reconstruction and lifts. I think this has been portrayed poorly.. sounds more like its for support and such, rather then keeping them away from the warm water. It also mentions protection for the skin and nipples, which i can totally understand. I coudlnt handle the water on my nipples right after birth, way too sensitive.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I think what they are intended this for is for the first few days of when your milk comes in and you're really engorged. For the first few days of nursing, letdown was quite painful for me. Afterwards it became what you would call a normal letdown. Still, the product doesn't make any sense, and I found that being in warm water helped relieve the pain. I wouldn't buy this product.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
I never had a painful letdown so this shocks me. When I was engorged and wasn't able to pump or feed from it I just used a warm rice sock (sock filled with rice) before feeding or pumping, the letdown was a nice sensation.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I don't have kids so can someone explain was is a "letdown"? Also, that woman in the pic has a scary amount of forehead.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I don't have kids so can someone explain was is a "letdown"? Also, that woman in the pic has a scary amount of forehead.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
I agree, Anonymous. I am also confused about a "painful letdown". Obviously everyone is different, but letdown isn't supposed to be painful; if anything, it's a feeling of release and relief. From the website, this seems to be targeted toward nursing women, but I would think using a compress like this could lead to mastitis.
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