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6 Best Products for a Breastfeeding Mom

Best Products for a Breastfeeding Mom

 

So, you’ve decided to breastfeed your baby? Great decision! It won’t be the easiest thing you’ve ever done, but with these these 6 best products for a breastfeeding mom, you can succeed in giving your little angel an incredible start! (Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase through my link, I will make a small commission at no extra cost to you).  

Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads

These will be your best friend! I’ll admit, when I first got these, I wasn’t sure what to do with them. Luckily, they also gave me a box at the hospital and the nurse stuck them in the freezer for me. Wow! After a nursing session, stick these suckers on and enjoy the relief!

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags

There are tons of breastmilk storage bags out there, but these are the best I’ve found. Several others can be prone to leakage, and I never had that problem with these!

Hudson Baby Muslin Swaddle Blankets

These worked double duty for me. They are great light weight, breathable blankets perfect for swaddling, but I also used them as a nursing cover. They aren’t nearly as heavy and thick as many covers out there, plus they have really cute designs!

Medela Quick Clean Wipes

These are great if you are pumping on the go! More than once, I would have to pump in the car in a pinch. I may or may not have even pumped driving down the road too… hey, you become a pro at it after a while! These wipes allowed me to clean up the pump parts until I could get home to thoroughly sterilize them.

Merona Brand Tank Top

These tanks from Target were my favorite! I started wearing them when I was pregnant, because it was one of the few tanks that were long enough to cover my growing belly. They are soft and comfy, and come in tons of colors. They are also stretchy enough to just pull one arm out for nursing, but it doesn’t actually stretch out the shirt. Just don’t be like me and forget to put the rest of your shirt back on before opening the door to the UPS guy!

Boppy Nursing Pillow

This is probably on every new mom must have list, but for good reason! This gave my arms a break while nursing, was great for guests when holding baby, and also served as a nice little pillow.

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BONUS*

-A gift certificate for a spa day, because you are a rockstar!

I was always made to believe that Breastfeeding was an easy, natural process, but it can be tough! There will be days you want to throw in the towel, but it’s so worth it. The bond you will have with baby is amazing, and the health/immunity boost it gives is unparalleled. In the 14 months I nursed my daughter, she only got sick once. That one time was just a cold, that went away in a day, which I also credit to the magic of breastmilk.


You can do this, Mommas!

What helped you the most to succeed at Breastfeeding?


-9 Comments-

  • 2017-06-07 at 5:40 PM
    Bree

    Also Medela nipple shields for all you Moms who’s nipples are too flat! I had this problem and thankfully the nurses in the hospital where I delivered knew how to help me! It made such a huge difference! Once I put the shield on Penny latched right now and had no problem! I agree the gel pads are for sure a life safer! They feel so good! Nothing beats looking down at your sweet baby’s face while you nurse ❤

    • 2017-06-07 at 8:46 PM
      Shawna

      Great suggestion! My friend used those and they worked great. Nursing is a such a beautiful thing!

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  • 2017-07-14 at 8:30 PM
    onlinemoviestv.xyz

    Thankfully, breastfeeding support pillows can help baby stay in a good nursing position and also help keep mom s back and arms from getting tired and sore.

  • 2017-08-31 at 11:15 PM

    I love this list! Gel pads, a boppy, and a nursing tank were essential for my breastfeeding days as well.

  • 2017-09-07 at 1:58 PM

    I don’t know what I would do without my bobby. I am nursing my baby right now and she is napping while I hold her on the hoppy! Nursing tanks are great for overnights bc bras sometimes are too uncomfortable to sleep in!

  • 2017-09-07 at 5:55 PM

    I wasn’t able to breastfeed for long but for the short time I was able to we used the Bobby pillow. I loved it!! I also used those storage bags.

  • 2017-09-08 at 3:31 PM

    I loved the merlons nursing tanks from target!!! They were so pretty, I still wear them now. I’m totally not nursing anymore but they’re THAT cute 🙂 great essentials roundup!

  • 2017-09-08 at 10:27 PM

    I love this list! These were all essentials for me! Especially those storage bags!

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