Whether you are just starting off on your breastfeeding journey or an old pro there are several items that all nursing moms need. Breastfeeding is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your baby but it’s also a lot of work! Thankfully, there are some great products on the market that makes life a little easier for breastfeeding moms.
10 Items All Breastfeeding Moms Need
[easyazon_link identifier=”B01L2VHW9W” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]The Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump[/easyazon_link] is probably one of the coolest inventions for nursing moms. When you nurse your baby you’ll put the silicone breast pump on the opposite breast. It creates a small suction that encourages a letdown and collects milk. The best part about this is that it’s hands-free!
If you aren’t comfortable nursing in public without a cover then you’ll want to invest in a great cover. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BUBNZC8″ locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]The Udder Covers Breastfeeding Nursing Cover[/easyazon_link] is awesome! It allows you to feed baby all while having a little bit of privacy.
Milk Storage Bags
If you decide to pump the [easyazon_link identifier=”B006XISCNA” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags[/easyazon_link] are perfect! They are affordable and keep your milk nice and secure.
Hands-Free Pump Bra
This is a truly amazing invention. I only wish I had bought one sooner! Whether you are a working mom or just pump to have a little milk stash, this [easyazon_link identifier=”B004S8MGGQ” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bra[/easyazon_link] is a must have. This bra allows you to multitask all while ensuring you get a pumping session in.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001SMBRWO” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Milkies Milk Savers[/easyazon_link] are one of the latest inventions that helps to ensure nursing moms don’t waste a drop of milk. Simply slip the milk saver into your bra and anytime your breasts leak, the milk savers will collect the milk.
Disposable Breast Pads
If you want to use disposable pads, I recommend [easyazon_link identifier=”B002TLU5JO” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Lanisoh disposable breast pads[/easyazon_link]. I buy them in bulk on Amazon, 4 boxes at a time. Depending on how many you use, they can last a long time. Just remember to replace them OFTEN. Leaving a wet breast pad on will increase your chances of getting Thrush and that is NO FUN!
Unfortunately, there will be times as a nursing mama that you’ll have sore breasts, especially in the nipple area. One great way to alleviate the pain is by using a good cream. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B000JVCBBG” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Earth Mama Nursing Cream[/easyazon_link] is the perfect option.
The [easyazon_link identifier=”B003TSDMH8″ locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]My Brest Friend Pillow[/easyazon_link] is a lifesaver for nursing mamas. This pillow helps support baby and mom.
One thing that is a must when nursing is a comfortable nursing bra that you can wear at night. This [easyazon_link identifier=”B002K6F7AA” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Lamaze Cotton Spandex Nursing Bra[/easyazon_link] is one of the best!
Mother’s Milk Tea
Sometimes when you’re nursing you’ll notice your milk supply might drop. Typically, this is nothing to worry about but if you want to give your milk supply a boost try the [easyazon_link identifier=”B0009F3POY” locale=”US” tag=”practmommy-20″]Traditional Medicinals Organic Mothers Tea[/easyazon_link].
What items would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!