Breastfeeding (when you can get it right) can be the most amazing bonding experience for a mother and baby. While you really don’t need a thing to breastfeed your baby there are some super useful products out there that can make it so much easier for mommy to breastfeed her baby, as well as to make the experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
Here are some must have breastfeeding products that will make your life as a new mother easier:
6 In One Baby Nursing Cover
This is one of those super useful baby items that you will use every single day when you have a new baby, you won’t want to leave home without it.
It is a nursing cover but it also can be used as a car seat cover and a stroller to protect your baby against the sun, a high chair cover, a trolley cover and my favorite – as an infinity scarf which means you don’t have to worry about packing it in your baby bag – you can just wear it and it is right there when you need it.
Talk about a useful fashion item!
Breastfeeding cover ups are so helpful when you want to have privacy in public to feed your baby. Not all moms are comfortable breastfeeding in front of other people.
Women’s Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
Your breasts are going to be heavy and full, especially when you first start out with breastfeeding. It is so important to have the right support and comfort. Your old underwire bras are not going to be right for breastfeeding since this could block your milk ducts and cause problems such as mastitis which is very unpleasant.
Convenience is also going to be a top priority. The cups of this nursing bra unhook so that you can easily pull the cup down to breastfeed your baby.
3 Pack Long Sleeve Criss Cross Nursing Top
Breastfeeding while wearing normal clothing can often get tricky with having to unbutton your top or pull a polar neck up to get your baby to your breast.
These lightweight nursing tops are perfectly designed for breastfeeding easy access. To top it off they are also super stylish and come in a pack of 3 different colors. Breastfeeding clothing sorted!
The bonus is that these nursing tops can be worn long after you have finished breastfeeding too.
Kidcraft Nursing Stool
This nifty little nursing stool is the perfect height for raising your lap making it easier for you to breastfeed your baby. It has anti-slip pads on the base of the stool and you can adjust the angle of it for better comfort.
This stool will make your more comfortable as well as help to prevent you straining your back, neck, legs, shoulders and arms.
Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads
Breastfeeding can be a bit of a messy affair with leaking breasts, especially in the first few weeks and months of breastfeeding. While you can use disposable nursing pads it is much better for the environment, your pocket and your health to use reusable nursing pads.
These organic bamboo nursing pads are natural and hypoallergenic. They come in a pack of 14 made up of 2 different sizes and a handy laundry bag and travel bag are included to help keep you organized.
Medela Manual Breast Pump
Even if you don’t plan on expressing milk to feed to your baby you still need to have a breast pump. It is always great to have a store of some breast milk in your freezer for unplanned emergencies such as if you get very ill and the medical you take is not safe for breastfeeding. You can then feed your baby from your stash of breast milk and you can pump and dump your milk until you are finished your course of medication.
One of the best ways to increase your breast milk supply is to stimulate your breasts more often through pumping in between feeds. Your body will very soon start making more milk.
Another very important reason for having a breast pump on hand is if your breasts become too full and you are unable to breastfeed at that time. It will be such a relief to relieve some of the pressure from your breasts and doing this can help to prevent mastitis.
Motherlove Nipple Cream
This nipple cream is 100% organic and safe for mom and baby. One of the bonuses of this nipple cream is you don’t have to wash it off before breastfeeding your baby since it is manufactured from all natural natural ingredients.
Motherlove Nipple Cream will provide relief from sore, cracked nipples and keep the skin soft.
This nipple cream is also certified 100% cruelty free by Leaping Bunny so you can be rest assured that this product was not tested on animals, nor was any ingredient that was used to make this nipple cream.