Are you suffering from sore or cracked nipples?
Nursicare Therapeutic Breast pads can help.
When Nursicare Therapeutic Breast Pads are placed on the sore nipple, the pad’s ingredients work to reduce inflammation, pain and support the healing process. Little erosions caused by a suckling infant can lead to severe nipple and areolar pain. 1.
What are they made from?
Nursicare therapeutic breast pads are made from PolyMem, an innovative material used in wound care dressings and proven worldwide to reduce pain and inflammation in both acute and chronic wounds. 2,3,4
The combination of a cleanser, moisturiser and foam create an optimal healing environment to help heal injured tissue.
How do they work?
Nursicare helps to quickly repair irritated and cracked nipples by creating a clean, healing environment that helps prevent infection and allows the nipple to return to its natural, healthy state. The faster a wound heals, the less susceptible it is to infection.
Remember – Always be guided by your healthcare professional to correct the source of the problem which may be due to incorrect positioning, poor latch, etc.
A survey undertaken in Israel (December 2018) included a randomized sample of 349 women who had given birth in the past year. 100 of the women reported that they had used Nursicare.
92% were satisfied with use of this product.
79% said they would recommend Nursicare to other breastfeeding mums.
How to Use Nursicare in 5 Easy Steps…
WIPE YOUR NIPPLE
Before the first use of a new Nursicare pad, gently wipe the nipple and surrounding area with a cloth slightly moist with water – the moisture will help to activate the healing ingredients contained in the Nursicare pad. No need to dry the skin or nipple prior applying the pad.
POSITION THE PAD
Remove the sterile pad from its packaging and place it inside your bra, with the printed side facing outwards and the plain side touching your nipple. Centre the pad over the nipple area.
BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY
When it’s time to nurse or pump, remove the pad and place it on a clean surface with the printed side down/plain side up. Prior to nursing or using a breast pump, gently wipe the breast with a clean, moist cloth.
USE PAD AGAIN
Nursicare disposable pads are designed to be used several times. When you’ve finished breastfeeding or pumping, simply replace the pad back inside your bra with printed side out.
WHEN TO CHANGE THE PAD
Over time, the pad absorbs fluid. When the pad becomes saturated, it’s time to replace it. A Nursicare pad may be used until the liquid in the pad becomes visible through the printed side of the pad, and before the absorbent fluid reaches the edge of the pad. Change the pad immediately if saturated with milk. Nursicare pads are not washable; washing may remove ingredients and diminish the mode of action. Discard after use.
Watch to see how to use Nursicare:
How to effectively use Nursicare Breast Pads
30-year-old mother, after first birth. Arrived at clinic four days after the birth with painful wounds on the nipples due to improper lactation positioning. She couldn’t breastfeed the baby, so she switched to milk pumping that caused a lot of pain and suffering. She was unable to pump enough milk, so she needed to add milk substitutes. In addition to the wounds, she also suffered from breast congestion because she stopped pumping and breastfeeding. She was treated with Nursicare only.
30-year-old mother, after second birth. Arrived to the clinic with a “yellow” baby (jaundice) and breast congestion. The mother assumed that the baby was sucking properly, but actually there was no effective milk transfer (see the wound) and no active breastfeeding, thus creating breast congestion. The baby also had a tongue tie stage 2. A tongue tie release was done. The mother suffered from friction wounds in both nipples.
Frequently Asked Questions
Safe for baby – safe for you
Nursicare pads have met appropriate international standards for safety and effectiveness. Nursicare pads have passed regulatory review and clearance in all the countries where marketed. PolyMem products have been used for over 25 years, safely and effectively.
Although Nursicare pads and materials are safe, health authorities advise wiping all substances off the nipple prior to breastfeeding. Simply wipe the nipple gently with a moist cloth.
The soothing ingredients in Nursicare pads are released when the pad absorbs fluid. If the pad hasn’t absorbed any milk from the breast and remains dry, it may not be effective. In such a case, it is recommended to slightly moisten the nipple with a few drops of breast milk or water. (Please see instructions for use in the Nursicare box).
Nursicare pads are highly absorbent. Sometimes, the breast not being used may leak during feeding. It is therefore recommended to remove Nursicare pads from both breasts while breastfeeding to prevent saturation. (See instructions with Nursicare product for use).
The combination of a cleanser, moisturiser and foam create an optimal healing environment to help repair injured tissue.
- The built-in cleanser helps keep the wound bed clean and removes damaged tissue.
- Glycerin, (moisturiser), provides a moist wound environment and prevents the pads from adhering to the skin.
- The pads absorb fluid (helping keep fluid out of the wound bed and avoid a build-up of excess moisture). The pad gently expands to establish contact with the wound bed.
(1) Wockel A., Abou-Dakn M,, Beggel A., Arck P. “Inflammatory Breast Diseases during Lactation: Health Effects on the Newborn – A Literature Review” Mediators of Inflammation. Volume 2008, Article ID 298760, 7 pages doi:10.1155/2008/298760
(2) Hayden JK, Cole BJ. “The effectiveness of a pain wrap compared to a standard dressing on the reduction of postoperative morbidity following routine knee arthroscopy: a prospective randomized single-blind study” Orthopaedics 2003;26:59 – 63
(3) Scott A. “Polymeric Membrane Dressing for Radiotherapy-induced Skin Damage” Br J Nurs (Oncology Suppl) 2014;23(10):S24 – S31
(4) Gefen A. “Managing inflammation by means of polymeric membrane dressings in pressure ulcer prevention” Wounds International 2018;9(1):22-28