A cool solution for those who wear a breast prosthesis


(8/26/2020)




It’s a good time to remind women, especially women who wear a breast prosthesis, about a light-weight and cool alternative: Knitted Knockers.

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. They are lovingly knitted by talented Winona Health volunteers who provide them free of charge to breast cancer survivors or any woman who wants them. It’s also easy to mail a pair to a mom, sister or friend who lives somewhere else and may not have access to an option like this.

Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy and uncomfortable, and they typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable and beautiful. When placed in a regular bra, they take the shape and feel of a real breast.

Knitted Knockers are crafted with approved yarns that have been tested and proven to be washable, stay soft after air drying and are breathable, durable and a correct weight. For the wearer, it is crucial that the fiber not exacerbate a highly sensitive part of a woman’s body that may be especially tender after surgery. A Knitted Knocker can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing. They come in a variety of colors and bra sizes and in a pack of one or two.

The Winona Health Volunteers provide Knitted Knockers free to all who would like them. Those who would like more information about Knitted Knockers — either making them or receiving them — please contact Winona Health Volunteer Services at krwalters@winonahealth.org or 507-457-4342, or visit winonahealth.org/knockers.

 

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