Best TENS Units For Stimulating Lactation

Adding a TENS unit to your inducing routine is a great way to see faster results. The more regularly you can stimulate your breasts the quicker your body becomes used to the idea that it should be making milk. This, in turn, will cause your body to ‘wake up’ the milk-making mechanisms in the breast.

Comfort and ease of use are essential things to consider when purchasing a TENS unit. We reviewed a range of units, assessing them on various points, such as, comfort, variety of settings, easily replaceable/available electrodes, and battery life.

PRO TIP: To get more life out of your electrode pads, clean your skin with alcohol before you apply the pads. When they start to lose their stickiness, wet your finger and rub water on the sticky side of the pad – let dry. This will revive the sticky on the pads and you can continue to use them. The best part is you can keep doing this until it just doesn’t revive them anymore. I’ve been able to keep the same set of pads for several months before they stopped being useable.

AccuRelief Mini TENS

I LOVE is TENS! I have a pair of these and they are so easy to use. They are compact and are easily hidden in your bra (need padded bra for best hideability). There are no extra wires that you need to deal with and each unit runs for months on a standard CR2032 button battery. (You can buy the batteries cheap at the dollar store too!) Uses a snap variety of electrode pad. Each one of these little units is a single channel so you would need to buy two, but they are very inexpensive.

If you are visiting from outside the US, the link might not take you to the correct TENS. Use the search bar at the top to search for AccuRelief Mini – that’s the one you want!

Famidoc TENS and EMS Combo Unit Dual Channel

This little TENS has a rounded design, and is small – measuring just 4.2” x 1.2” x 2.4”. It is also very light. I love this little unit. I was able to tuck it in the sideband of my bra, and it was also easy to hide by tucking it at the waist of my underwear. It’s dual channel, and has a nice selection of pulse settings. 3 AAA batteries power this little guy and will keep it running for months of use. The unit uses standard electrode pads that can be found at most drug stores or online.

Have you used any of these TENS units? Maybe you have a story to share or a question about using a TENS? Please leave a comment below!

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