Instructions

How To Use Our Ice and Heat Packs


COLD THERAPY:

To use our breast and perineal ice packs for COLD THERAPY, we recommend the following:

~ Use between feeds, or post a breastfeed, to help relieve pain and inflammation due to engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis.

~ Place ice packs in freezer until cold or frozen. Ensure they are stored flat and the gel beads are even.

~ We recommend using the provided breast covers, tissue, a maternity pad or toilet paper as a protective barrier between your skin and ice packs.

~ Leave ice packs on for 20 minutes before washing thoroughly in warm, soapy water and storing back in the freezer in a plastic container.

~ Perineal packs can be folded in half before freezing, to cool a wider perineal area.

~ You can use our ice packs repeatedly every hour if needed (20 minutes on/40 minutes off).

 

HEAT THERAPY: 

To use our breast and perineal heat packs for HEAT THERAPY, we recommend the following:

~ Use on breasts before feeding and expressing to encourage milk flow, to relieve the symptoms of breast engorgement, and help to relieve blocked ducts and reduce symptoms of mastitis.

MICROWAVE METHOD:

~ Do not overheat in microwave. Microwaves have differing wattages: 

700 watt = 16 seconds

1000 watt = 13 seconds

1250 watt = 11 seconds

*If still not warm enough, heat for no more than an additional 5 seconds at a time, until warm. Do not heat for more than 25 seconds in total. 

*Do not use a conventional oven.

HOT WATER METHOD:

Submerge a room temperature pack in hot water (around 80C) for approximately 3-5 minutes or until desired temperature is reached. 

 

~ Place on breast around nipple. We recommend using the provided protective covers as a barrier between your skin and heat packs.

~ Wash thoroughly in warm, soapy water post use and store in a plastic container in between uses to ensure quality and integrity.

~ Wash breast covers in a gentle machine wash when required.  

 

 Precautions and Warnings:


  • Always ensure to check the temperature of the product prior to applying to the skin.
  • Never use on naked skin – always use a cover or barrier between you and the product.
  • Before use, ensure the product has not been damaged in any way and discard if leaking, damaged or has burst in the household waste.
  • Immediately remove if your skin has reddened with application or is uncomfortable.
  • Overheating or prolonged application of our product may cause damage, thus ensure to stick to the recommended instructions of use.
  • Heating the product beyond the recommended time may destroy or damage the gel beads.
  • Ensure safety is adhered to when using the hot water method.
  • All of our products are for external use only.
  • Do not fall asleep while using our products as over heating or icing may cause damage.
  • Always wash your products in warm, soapy water after each use to ensure optimal hygiene.
  • Please store breast and perineal ice and heat packs in a safe place away from children and animals.
  • Not for human consumption.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • We recommend storing in a plastic container in-between uses to ensure integrity and quality.