Pregnancy

How To Perform A Breast Massage And Why You Should Try It

Whether you decide to breastfeed your baby or not, throughout the 9-month stre-e-tch your body is going through a lot of changes to prepare for the arrival of your little one. As your boobs grow, they may become sore and tender due to pregnancy hormones, but a soothing breast massage for pregnancy can help comfort and moisturise your girls

If you’re a mamato-be or breastfeeding your little one, read on to find out how to use our expertly formulated Nipple Balm and Pregnancy Boob Tube  during a pregnancy massage at home to keep your boobs supple, strong and protected. Are you ready to treasure your chest? 

How to perform breast massage

What Is A Breast Massage For Pregnancy?

Similar to a full body massage, a breast massage involves using a pregnancy moisturiser or massage oil that is spread over the entire breast area. There are many types of breast massage, however we recommend the below technique for breast feeding mamas!

What is the right way to massage breasts?

Place four fingers on the top and bottom of one breast.

Apply light pressure while moving the fingers of both hands in circular motions.

Position the fingers on each side of the same breast and continue to massage in a circular pattern.

Repeat on the other breast.

Breast massages are safe, mama, but if you have had breast cancer or any recent surgery be sure to take care when massaging a lump or scar. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor.

How Can A Breast Massage Help Me?

Your boobs change a lot during and post pregnancy, but that’s totally normal! Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be tough on your boobsWhether you’re 12 weeks pregnant or 20 weeks pregnant, many mamas experience breast changes such as sore nipples, dry and cracked nipples, engorgement and blocked milk ducts. There are many breast massage benefits, one study taken in 2015 revealed that all 42 breastfeeding participants reported a reduction in breast and nipple pain following a therapeutic breast massage! What are you waiting for, mama? Give your boobs some well-deserved TLC!  

How to perform breast massage

The Products To Use

1. Pregnancy Boob Tube 

Pre or post-partum, our Pregnancy Boob Tube is perfect for breast massage for pregnancy. Expertly formulated to soothe and nourish growing or breastfeeding boobs, this deeply moisturising cream is charged with our Omega Rich Skin Stretch Complex that is clinically proven* to increase skin elasticity and moisture. Packed full of plant-based actives including Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Cabbage Leaf Extract to help clear blocked milk ducts and soothe soreness. Safe to use whilst breastfeeding, so there’s no need to remove before baby latches on! 

*Independent clinical trial

2. Keep Calm Nipple Balm

Once you have massaged your breasts with Pregnancy Boob Tube, soothe and hydrate nipples with our Keep Calm Nipple Balm. Formulated to provide instant comfort and relief for dry and sensitive nipples, this 100% natural nipple cream is designed to comfort and calm nipples throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. Charged with plant-based actives including Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, this nourishing nipple balm is now clinically proven* to improve skin barrier function. This product is safe to use whilst breastfeeding, so there’s need to remove this calming balm before baby latches on! 

*Independent clinical trial

Pregnancy can sometimes leave mamas with itchy boobs that are irritated and inflamed. Keep Pregnancy Boob Tube and Keep Calm Nipple Balm in the fridge to provide instant, cooling relief to hot and bothered boobs! 

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Heleayner Davies

Heleayner Davies

Writer and expert