Boob Care Tricks and Tips from an Expert

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Breastfeeding awareness month is coming to a close, so we want to cap things off with some boob care tips for all of you new mamas. You can start to battle sagging, soreness and stretch marks before baby even arrives. (Woo hoo!) Sian Sutherland, co-founder of Mama Mio skincare products, offers advice for a different kind of boob-olution.

Perk those pecs – a safe exercise for all 3 trimesters

There are major muscles beneath your boobs (although they have a lot more coverage these days), and keeping them firm and fit can have a big impact on perkiness.

Wall push-ups: Stand 12 to 18 inches away from the wall and place your hands on the wall at shoulder height about six inches outside your shoulders. Lean in, bringing your face close to the wall, and then push back. Start with one set of 12 and if you’re up for more, go for it.

Super foods for super skin

Eating plenty of antioxidants in the form of brightly colored fruits and vegetables is important for baby, but it also shields your collagen from damage that diminishes the skin’s spring and elasticity. Vitamin C is a big one here (in fact, your skin can’t produce collagen without it), and beyond the obvious citrus fruits, you can also find mega-doses of it in guava, red peppers, green peppers, kiwi, strawberries, brussels spouts and cantaloupe.

Say no to swelling and sagging

Cabbage is an age-old secret to help soothe swollen boobs. Pregnancy Boob Tube uses an extract from cabbage and is rich in omegas, which are naturally depleted during pregnancy and nursing. It locks in hydration, elasticizes, strengthens and protects skin from sagging.

Find a good support system

Topical treatments alone can’t defy gravity, so wearing a good support bra is a powerful weapon for fighting sag (and helping relieve breast soreness). For extra insurance against droop, sleep in a light and supportive bra. Anything that helps prevent you from waking up from the weight of your boobs when you roll over is worth it.

Stretch mark tip

To protect your boobs from stretch marks, use The Tummy Rub Butter or Oil during pregnancy and for four months after baby arrives. For added sag protection and extra soothing, layer Pregnancy Boob Tube over Tummy Rub.

Attention nursing moms! Need help for cracked, sore nipples?

Formulated with natural, pure medical-grade Lanolin from sheep wool, Keep Calm Nipple Balm is all about soothing and repairing delicate nipples. This healing balm also contains Omega-rich organic coconut and olive oils to keep skin strong. Organic shea butter acts as a protective barrier so your nipples can keep getting the job done comfortably. The balm is 100 percent safe for baby.

What boob issues are you battling right now?

Plus, more from The Bump:

Should I Buy or Rent a Breast Pump?

Sore Boobs During Pregnancy

Stretch Marks