The NuzzleHug is a therapeutic ice or heat pack that is made especially for mom’s. It was designed to help breastfeeding mother’s be able to treat the discomforts and ailments that comes with breastfeeding your baby. I have even known some mom’s who have given up breastfeeding because they were constantly dealing with breastfeeding problems such as supply issues, engorgement, mastitis, clogged milk ducts, cracked nipples, and neck tension or pain. If you have any of these issues, most doctors recommend heat packs, warm showers, and even massage to help ease the pain and discomforts. If you have ever put a drippy, warm warm wash cloth on your breasts you will realize how messy and quickly the wash cloth cools off. The gel packs that are designed for breastfeeding mom’s are also bulky and have to be stuffed into your bra or held directly on your breast.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary NuzzleHug so that I could accurately review this product. All opinions in this post are my own and I was not compensated for writing this review.
The NuzzleHug was created by Christine Enderby because she wanted to help other mom’s continue to breastfeed and provide their baby with the best nutrition possible. She wanted to create a useful product that would not only be helpful for breastfeeding mothers but for all women who have breast issues and menstrual cramps. You can easily wear the NuzzleHug around your neck or waist. I love that you can even remove the pods from the fabric cover and use them directly on your skin or inside of your bra. It was designed to give you hands free treatment so that you can go about your day while caring for your aches and pains.
I really wish that I had a NuzzleHug after, I had my youngest son two years ago. I ended up having a c-section and it would have been the perfect postpartum accessory. I could have used it to ice my incision, care for my engorged breasts, and my low back pain. As a chronic pain suffer, I will continue to use and enjoy my NuzzleHug. I can easily use this on my low back, around my neck, and on my eyes when I am having sinus problems. I love that I can stick the pods in the freezer or microwave depending on my needs.
The NuzzleHug comes in two different sizes: small (fits cups sizes A-C and waist size 24″ – 37″) and large (fits cups sizes D-H and waist size 28″ – 42″). You can easily adjust the length by removing the circle pockets and selecting the appropriate button hole setting so that the circle pocket can be centered over the nipple or fits around your waist properly.
The pods come out easily and are held in place so that they don’t move around inside on the fabric cover. I have a similar product and the insert moves around and bunches up in places.
If you are breastfeeding, you can remove the circle pods and you can attach them to your nursing bra, tank top, or camisole. The circle pods have a strap that was designed so that you can easily unbutton to pod strap so that you can attach the pod easily to your bra. Never use cold pods on your breasts if you are feeding or plan on feeding your baby. Cold pods can cause your body to restrict the milk flow and could potentially cause your baby to get upset because your milk will not flow properly.
If you are dealing with mastitis or clogged milk ducts, don’t mess with using those messy soaking wet warm wash clothes or attempt to take a hot shower while your baby is screaming. Instead, heat the pods in the microwave (follow the heating instructions based on your microwaves wattage to properly heat the pods) and place the pods in the NuzzleHug. Place it around your neck and allow the warm pods to rest on your breasts for a few minutes before nursing your baby. The warm heat will help your milk flow. You can also place the warm pods just above your breasts or under your arm pits while feeding your baby to help stimulate your milk.
- Multiple ways to use the product and it isn’t limited for breastfeeding mothers only which means mom’s can continue to use this product after they have finished breastfeeding.
- Pods that stay in place.
- It can be used as a heat or ice pack.
- It is adjustable.
- Washable fabric exterior (you must take out the pods in order to wash it)
- The pods can be used independently. (Nursing mom’s can clip the pods on their bra strap)
- Limited Color Selection
Have you ever heard of the NuzzleHug? What was your favorite breastfeeding accessory?