Thermalform™ Breast Gel Pack Helps Women Overcome Breastfeeding Problems Quickly and Comfortably; Now Available in U.S. Retail Market

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LG Medical Technology announces its release of the Thermalform™ Breast Gel Pack to the U.S. retail market helping new mothers overcome common breastfeeding challenges that cause 49% of women to quit breastfeeding within the first 4 weeks.

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LG Medical Technology (http://www.lgmed.com), a Washington based firm that develops new and innovative health-care products, announced it has released the Thermalform Breast Gel Pack in select retail locations throughout the U.S. A warm and cool gel pack designed specifically for a woman’s breast and the crucial areas surrounding a women’s breast, the Thermalform Breast Gel Pack provides comfortable and soothing therapeutic treatment for conditions such as mastitis, plugged milk ducts, engorgement and general breast pain.

Results of the study titled “Why Do Women Stop Breastfeeding? Findings From the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System,” published in the December 2005 issue of Pediatrics: The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics indicate that nearly half of all women who begin breastfeeding their infants discontinue within four weeks. The study reports, “The most common reasons for breastfeeding cessation during the early postnatal period had to do with the physical discomforts of breastfeeding and women’s uncertainty about the adequacy of their milk production and the satisfaction of their infant.”

Doctors and nurses have long recommended warm and cool therapy as the most effective treatment for common breastfeeding problems that cause the physical discomforts that force many women to quit breastfeeding. In fact, it was a nurse, Milene Hanner, who understood from firsthand experience that there was a need for a better method of treating the common breastfeeding challenges that millions of women face. Until the release of the Thermalform Breast Gel Pack, women were forced to use less sanitary methods of therapy, such as bags of peas, ice or warm washcloths—none of which provide complete coverage of the entire breast, which is crucial to effectively treat breastfeeding ailments.

Hanner partnered with LG Medical Technology to develop the Thermalform Breast Gel Pack, and the product has received accolades from doctors, nurses and mothers across the country. Hanner was also given the prestigious “Innovator of the Year” award by Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development in 2002.

The Thermalform Breast Gel Pack is ergonomically designed to conform to the entire breast while leaving the sensitive nipple area exposed. The packs are filled with a proprietary gel that retains both its warm and cool temperatures for much longer than other methods of therapy and can be quickly warmed in the microwave or cooled in the refrigerator. In addition, the packs are made from a sanitary hypoallergenic, latex-free, medical-grade PVC vinyl that can be hand-washed with mild soap and warm water.

New mother and Thermalform Breast Gel Pack success story Melissa Hunter, of Mason, Ohio, writes, "The Breast Gel Pack was such a comfort after I had my daughter. Nothing else was able to encompass my entire breast the way it did, which helped with both breastfeeding and with the aching I experienced when I stopped. I've kept the Gel Pack for other purposes as well, such as my migraine headaches. It's been wonderful and pliable, good for many uses!"

Previously only available from hospitals and medical centers, the Thermalform Breast Gel Pack is now available for purchase in specialty retail locations. To find a location or to order the Thermalform Breast Gel Pack online visit http://www.breastgelpack.com.

Government, hospitals, medical professionals, women’s groups and retailers interested in bulk purchasing can contact LG Medical Technology at 800-641-8070 or through their Web site at http://www.lgmed.com.

LG Medical Technology, LLC

1-800-641-8070

http://www.lgmed.com
http://www.breastgelpack.com

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