Relief For Nursing Moms

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 9:56am

"Shower Hug" blanket eases pain of breastfeeding.

New moms know how uncomfortable breast-feeding can be.

That led one mom to develop a product to ease the pain brought on by nursing.

"I was looking around and I was thinking there has to be a product out there for this reason, because there are products for everything. But then I shopped and shopped and there was nothing. I shopped online and there was nothing," says inventor Andria Sgro.

Andria put her time at Wharton School of Business to work.

After a year of research and development, she had the Shower Hug.

It wraps around the torso.

Then you get in the shower and let the water create a warm compress.

"It helps ease the pain associated with mastitis, and it relieves engorgement," Andria explains.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says breast-feeding has positive health benefits for both mother and child, and recommends new moms breast feed for at least six months.

With pain relief, new moms can also need stress relief.

"It can get her through that crunch time, that first two weeks when things are the most painful, so that she can continue to breast-feed her baby," Andria says.

The Shower Hug is available online at www.showerhug.com.
 

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