Electrical Stimulation can build, strengthen, and firm the pectoral muscles giving bulk and lift.
All types of sensory stimulation can help initiate lactation. TENS can give discrete sensory stimulation at times when other techniques are not convenient.
Use with an EMS unit such as perfect Beauty, perfect EMS or Sports TENS.
Choose a muscle toning programme using between 40 and 60 Hz, 250-350 μS.
Use with a TENS unit such as perfect TENS or perfect mamaTENS.
For maximum benefit choose programmes with a Burst mode (2 bursts per second) such as perfect TENS programme C or perfect mamaTENS programme A1.
• Place the pair of electrode pads on your breasts on each side of the nipple, 1-2 cm away from the areola. Each breast should be connected using lead wires from the same channel: one electrode pad connected to the red lead connector and one to the black.
• Choose the programme and use it for 15 minutes every two hours. Stimulating the sensory nerves in the breast by a TENS machine will imitate a baby suckling (>100 times per minute), which will cause your body to produce Prolactin, the hormone required for lactation. This stimulation should generate a mild tingling sensation. Prolactin is released from the pituitary in about 4-5 discrete pulses over 15-20 minutes with suckling. After this more release does not occur for a while so stimulating the breast for more than 20 minutes does not cause Prolactin release.
• Once you start getting milk in the breast, do not use TENS to replace your regular sessions, because milk staying in the alveoli can turn the alveoli back off. You can use TENS as a supplement stimulation with pumping later or during the night while you sleep to accelerate the changes.