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  • Comments Off on First Symptoms Of Pregnancy – Tender Breast

Tender or swollen breast may be the first indication of a pregnancy. Hormonal changes are occurring that may make your breast feel tingly, tender or sore. They may also feel heavier and fuller. All of these symptoms occur as early as two weeks after conception. Remember this is normal and should not be taken as a alarm as something being wrong. It should be taken as an alarm as it’s time to see an doctor for pregnancy test.

What kind of hormonal changes are occurring?

During this stage, hormonal changes increase the blood flow to your breast as well as changing the breast tissue, which accounts for breast feeling swollen, sore, tingly and unusually sensitive to touch. Like I stated before expect this to happen around 2 to 6 weeks after conception and it should last through the first trimester.

Yes, this could be a painful beginning of a wonderful pregnancy. The only advice I could give you to reduce the pain or at least keep it bearable is to find a supportive bra (A few of them). Good supportive bras push up your breast and relieve some of the internal pressure of having your breast free flow. When purchasing a bra take your time and have a very knowledgeable sales person fit you. The best place to obtain this type of service is to find a specialty shop that will walk you through all of your choices as one to one interaction.

During the day a maternity bra may be your answer. These bras provide extra support when you need it most. Don’t be ashamed to buy this bra early as if you are going to breast feed in your third trimester this investment will not go to waste. While you are sleeping you may want to consider a pregnancy sleep bra. These bra provide a soft cotton inner cup that is nonrestrictive to your breast. These can also be purchased at a specialty maternity store.


Because your breasts are heavier at this time it is especially important to have an extra supportive bra during your exercise periods. If you chose not to wear an extra supportive bra, friction from the movement of your breast during exercise will make you even tenderer. Take a look at extra supportive bras that are designed for exercise.

What not to buy?

During this trimester you may find that under wires in bras are not a comfortable. Chafing is a big problem also at this time. To prevent it look for bras with soft material and no seams near the nipple. Also, look for cotton bras and stay away from the synthetic bras.

Last, you are only in the first trimester so expect that your breast will become larger as you get further into your pregnancy. So, purchase bras that allow for growth both in cup size and chest circumference.

As a last note, always consult your doctor first before purchasing any bras.

Learn more about pregnancy symptoms.

Find a maternity bra.

Kenneth Elliott is the owner of First Symptom Of Pregnancy. A website dedicated to women pregnancy health.

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  • Comments Off on How to use Swoobies breast health product.

Swoobies help prevent and heal breast rashes, chafing and discomfort by absorbing excess moisture that occurs between the bra and breasts. Swoobies are ideal for seniors, pregnant or nursing mothers, menopausal women, or for use during exercise. Swoobies are made with hemp, which is naturally antibacterial and highly absorbent.

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  • Comments Off on How To Achieve Natural Breast Lift Without Expensive Augmentation Surgery

Because of the high costs and potential complications associated with implant surgery, many women look for natural breast lift strategies. That old statement “time is a wrecker” is painfully true: over time, and especially following pregnancy, nursing, and weight gain, breasts usually lose their elasticity and tone and become floppy and old-looking.

Mastopexy (breast lift cosmetic surgery) is popular but expensive. It is also painful and can inhibit women’s ability to breastfeed.

Thankfully, there are some non-surgical breast lift techniques women can try in order to improve the shape and look of their bust. One of the best ways to keep up the appearance of your breasts is to maintain an even and healthy weight. Weight gain can stretch out your skin and make it less elastic, and your skin often does not shrink back if you lose weight. Additionally, keeping your skin well moisturized is important for the elasticity of the skin. This moisture should also come inwardly: drinking eight glasses of water a day is vital for your skin.

A properly fitting bra is essential to breast maintenance since a good bra is one of the best natural breast lifts that you can find. A high percentage of women wear the incorrect bra size which can significantly change the appearance of their breasts. Additionally, too much bouncing in a ill-fitted or improperly supportive bra can actually tear connective tissue in your breasts, so have yourself properly fitted and wear bras that are correct for your body.

Other breast lift techniques include breast massage, which has been popular in Asian cultures for improving the tone and shape of the breasts. Some massage technicians are trained to perform breast massage, but obviously there are several sticky legal and personal comfort issues that need to be considered.

You can, however, perform this technique at home. Do be aware that improper breast massage techniques can actually do damage, so you need to make certain to research proper techniques, use gentle pressure, and always apply a cream or lotion first.

Several websites recommend a four step procedure for natural breast lift massage. First, stroke from the nipple outward. Second, gently knead with one hand. Third, clasp your breast in both hands and rotate it gently several times, both clockwise and counterclockwise (this technique is especially helpful for counteracting the effects of gravity on the breast). Finally use both hands to gently press the breast inward. Performing this technique two or three times a week can be very helpful for improving the appearance of your breasts.

Additional breast lift techniques include many natural breast lift products on the market today that can help restore youthfulness to the breasts. Some of these products are sold as breast enlargement/lift products, and there is some reason to the combination: breasts that have deflated due to pregnancy or weight loss can look more vital and perky with some additional volume.

However, other products claim just to improve the appearance, not increase their shape, and these products usually come in the form of topical substances. They often contain natural ingredients which can make the skin look tighter and more youthful. Additionally, these creams and lotions drench the breast in moisturizer which can help restore some of the skin’s vitality and youthfulness.

Many women would benefit from a natural breast lift in order to reclaim the breasts of their youth. There are many products and breast lift techniques available for women to try instead of resorting to the pain of breast lift surgery.

Carol Berman is a health researcher who has been studying natural remedies and supplements for over a dozen years. She is a regular contributor to, a site about natural breast enhancement products and applications. Find out more about natural breast lift on our site.

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  • Comments Off on Disposable Breast Pads For Nursing Mothers – 60 pk.

Disposable Breast Pads For Nursing Mothers – 60 pk. Review

Disposable Breast Pads For Nursing Mothers – 60 pk. Feature

  • Pediatrician approved and tested
  • Ultra-absorbant micro-layer prevents leakage
  • Shape contours to mom so no adhesive is required
  • Ultra-soft and comfortable-perfect for moms on-the-go
  • No SAPs (chemical polymers), all materials biodegradable

Disposable Breast Pads For Nursing Mothers – 60 pk. Overview

Our Disposable Breast Pads – 60 pk. by Simplisse offer a natural, seamless layer of confidence for every breastfeeding mom. They effectively absorb nipple moisture and prevent leakage through clothing. Its super-thin design (two times thinner than other pads) prevents unsightly bulkiness.

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  • Comments Off on Breastfeed and Reduce Breast Cancer Risk – For You and Your Baby

Are you concerned about breast cancer? If you’re breastfeeding, then you can be assured that you’re cutting your risk for developing one of the most common forms of cancer among women. And you’re protecting your baby as well.

The World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) found convincing evidence that breastfeeding protects mothers from developing breast cancer both before and after menopause. Breastfeeding also protects the breastfed child from developing cancers that are linked with being overweight and obesity. These include post-menopausal breast cancer and cancers of the esophagus, pancreas, colorectum, and kidney.

One reason breastfeeding reduces the mother’s risk for developing breast cancer because it causes her to stop menstruating for many months. Some women do not resume menstruating until after they stop breastfeeding altogether. This period of amenorrhea, or absence of menstruation, is a signal that the woman’s hormones have shifted to a state that reduces her chances of developing breast cancer And the longer a woman breastfeeds, the greater her protection against breast cancer.

Apparently, the natural hormonal changes that women experience during menstruation increase breast cancer risk. This explains why women who have never been pregnant (another period of amenorrhea) have increased risk for breast cancer.

Another way that breastfeeding may protect mothers from breast cancer is by getting rid of breast cells during lactation. These include cells that could develop or already have damaged DNA.

Don’t worry, the damaged cells aren’t harming your baby through your breastmilk. In fact, breastfed babies have reduced risk for developing breast cancer and other forms of cancer And again, the longer the baby is breastfed, the greater the protection.

Breastfeeding is only one of the ways that you can protect your baby and yourself against cancer WCRF/AICR gives the following 10 recommendations to avoid cancer:

1. Be as lean as possible within the normal range of body weight.

2. Be physically active as part of everyday life.

3. Limit consumption of energy-dense foods. Avoid sugary drinks.

4. Eat mostly foods of plant origin.

5. Limit intake of red meat and avoid processed meat.

6. Limit alcoholic drinks.

7. Limit consumption of salt. Avoid moldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes).

8. Aim to meet nutritional needs through diet alone.

9. Mothers to breastfeed; children to be breastfed.

10. Cancer survivors: Follow the recommendations for cancer.

Remember: The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommend exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months. Afterwards, breastfeeding should continue, along with complementary foods, for two years or longer.

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Medela Breast Pump Accessory Set Review

The accessory kit has been used a lot. The extra bottles come in handy because now I can pump and store without worrying about not having bottles for my next pump. I wish the set also came with extra collars and nipples. The nipples are not so mush of a problem as the collars are…I can find the nipples here at but they don’t sell the collars.

The extra breast shields also comes in handy because I always have a set on hand while the other is being washed and dried. The only difference is the clear part of the shields that came with my pump came in 2 parts where as the shields with this set is one piece.

I haven’t used the micro bags yet since I have the Avent Micro sterilizer. I’ll probably save these bags and use them when we go travelling.

Medela Breast Pump Accessory Set Feature

  • Breast Pump Parts and Accessory Set
  • Includes Bottles and Lids, 2 Valves & Membranes, 2 Micro Steam Bags, 2 Breastshields

Medela Breast Pump Accessory Set Overview

– Not for use with Little Hearts or Harmony breastpumps.
– This kit does NOT include any tubing.
– For all other breastshield sizes (21mm, 24mm, 27mm, 30mm, and 36mm), check separate listings

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Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Backpack Review

I got this pump as I went back to work with my second child. I rented a pump with the first. This one is just fine, and I can’t tell any difference fir my needs between it and the hospital grade one I used to rent. I got the backpack just because it was cheaper than the shoulder bag model. The backpack turned out to be nice because I have to carry a work bag and daycare bag and a baby too! I was able to find some little adapters that make it possible to pump directly into the avert bottles we use.

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Backpack Feature

  • Uses standard outlet with AC adapter or battery pack
  • Durable motor lets you use the Pump 4 or 5 times daily
  • Exclusive one touch let-down button
  • Removable cooler carrier
  • Double pumping accessory kit

Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with Backpack Overview

The Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump with Backpack by Medela is perfect for the active mother. It”s all in the bag with this handy kit. Kit includes the Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump that fits securely in the stylish black microfiber backpack. The Natural Expression pumping is designed for faster milk flow and feels more like your baby than any other pump. The customized pumping with adjustable speed and vacuum control lets you pump at a comfortable pace.

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