I’m going to get personal for a moment. Let’s talk tuckas and tatas.
When I first started breastfeeding, the pain was unbelievable. I mean, I was told there’d be pain but, I thought it would just be painful when my baby latched. Breastfeeding was much more complicated than I thought it would be (I remember thinking, “this is NOT how you hold a real football!”). Never did I expect myself to seriously consider joining a tribe JUST so that it would be considered normal for me to walk around completely topless in public.
There are a few great products that help relieve the “situation” (as we’ll call it) on the market. Bag Balm, lanolin, and gel pads were my go-to items for the most part, but there are also several other aids that help to relieve the discomfort. What helped me the MOST, you ask? Bag Balm.
Bag balm was first created to soften cow udders. Since then, it’s moved on to soothe (for both humans and pets) cuts, scrapes, cracks in your skin, skin irritations, abrasions, and the list continues. My pediatrician suggested that I use it on myself to help soothe the “situation”. It provided relief better and more quickly than the other products I had used. The only downside to it is that you need to remember to wipe it off with warm water before you nurse.
On to the part about the tuckas.
My pediatrician also recommended that I use bag balm on my daughter’s diaper rash. It was one of those large, bad rashes that bled (my poor thing). Within 24 hours of applying Bag Balm, it was gone. Completely.
This is definitely a staple that I recommend to all mommies (everyone knows I love a good multi-use product). It’s usually sold at pharmacies in a variety of sizes. I keep the 1oz can in my diaper bag and an 8-10oz can at home (which lasts for quite a while).
Until next time, fellow adventurers! I hope you’ve made today a great day!