A new mom figured out that Uncrustable sandwiches make excellent ice packs for those who are breastfeeding — and people think it’s a genius hack

Uncrustable sandwiches.

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Uncrustable sandwiches.
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  • Jayde Donovan, a TV and radio host, has a viral hack for icing her breasts after breastfeeding.
  • If she doesn’t have ice on hand, she will use Uncrustable sandwiches, as she first said on Twitter.
  • She told INSIDER the Uncrustables, which are often stored in the freezer, are not only practical ice packs but also can be a pretty good snack when they thaw out.
  • People think it’s a clever life hack.
  • Donovan hopes that other moms see her tip and that it helps people.

One night in mid-November, Jayde Donovan, a New York-based TV and radio host, found herself in a pinch.

After “a particularly painful breastfeeding session,” she went to ice her breasts, as she typically does, she told INSIDER. But when she reached for the packs, Donovan realized she had forgotten to refreeze them.

Suddenly, she was struck: she could use frozen Uncrustable sandwiches, pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that come without crusts, as ice packs instead.

And, because it’s 2018, the new mom shared her wisdom on Twitter in a post that seems to have struck a chord.

“I just used frozen Uncrustables as boob ice packs,” she wrote. “Which actually makes perfect sense bc after they defrost in your nursing bra – oh look a delicious treat.”

Online, people love her tip.

A screenshot of Donovan’s tweet also made the rounds on r/BabyBumps. “I actually tried this and I’m not mad about it,” user tessa1hope began the thread.

“It dawned on me they were the exact size and shape I needed, so I tossed them in my nursing bra and went on to sweet relief,” Donovan told INSIDER of her hack. “After about 10 minutes they defrosted and since I was hungry, because you’re always hungry while breastfeeding, I enjoyed the fruits of my labor.”

Read more: 6 breastfeeding hacks to make nursing your baby a whole lot easier

And while she joked that “going viral for chilling my boobs with food has always been a dream” of hers, Donovan does hope that her post will help new moms in her same situation.

“I can only hope that after seeing my tweet moms all over the world are getting sweet boob relief plus a snack when they need it most,” she said.

Truly, that is the best of both worlds.

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