There's Now a Vibrator for Breastfeeding Moms -- but It's Not What You Think

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When you're pregnant or a new parent, it can be hard to decide what baby products you actually need, and which ones are a total waste of your little one's future college fund. While it looks like something from an adult film, this vibrator is designed with breastfeeding moms in mind, and the logic behind it makes a lot of sense. 


The La Vie lactation massager is a handheld vibrating device that claims to help relieve the pain of engorgement, plugged ducts, and the word that makes every breastfeeding mom hiss -- mastitis. 

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According to La Leche League, the first line of defense for any painful breast condition always seems to be heat and massage. It makes sense that a vibrator could be more useful and powerful at massaging the breast tissue than your fingers. Plus, you're caring for a new human -- you deserve whatever small moments of pampering you can get.

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The device is BPA-free and made of medical-grade silicone. The whole device vibrates, so you can decide if all-over sensation feels best and use the broad side, or if you have a particular duct or area that you want to focus on you can just use the tip (yes, I went there).

It's also rechargeable, which is great because the last thing a sleep-deprived mom needs is to try and remember to buy batteries. It's even waterproof, so you can take it with you in the shower and multitask.

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There are a million and one products for new parents out there, and some are more useful than others (thanks for nothing, "magic" teething giraffe). But for $34.95, if it could help make breastfeeding a little more comfortable, the La Vie just might be worth throwing on the baby registry. 

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