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Top 5 Must Have Breastfeeding Products for New Mamas
Let’s face it. Pregnancy is hard. Labor is hard. But it’s all worth it now that you have your little one in your arms staring back at you with so much love you don’t know what to do with.
You’re planning to breastfeed, and you may be thinking that because it’s natural that it must be easy. Boy, was I wrong. Breastfeeding takes time to learn for both you and baby. For my son and I, it took us a solid four weeks before I felt like I knew what I was doing when it came to breastfeeding.
Listed below, are the 5 must have breastfeeding products that I could not live without. Had I not had these items, and I don’t think that we would have succeeded breastfeeding.
Medela Tender Care Hydrogel Pads having a soothing factor that help ease nipple pain and is for use in between feedings. You use these instead of the nipple cream when you already have some cracking or chaffing on your nipples or areola. Just run the hydrogel pads under cold water and place on your nipples for instant cooling effect.
In the United States mothers are allowed to nurse in public wherever they please. However, some may not be comfortable with everyone seeing them.
For my own personal comfort I loved having this nursing cover while out in public. I was able to discreetly breastfeed without anyone seeing. Also, my little boy is a bit of a distracted eater so this helped quite a bit!
During the early days, nursing tanks were the only thing I would wear! They come with a shelf bra built in, and have a convenient clip for quick and easy nursing access. No need for so many layers when you’re just lounging around the house, these are perfect.
No one told me how much you leak during the early days of breastfeeding. When you’re feeding baby on one side and your let down starts, you start leaking from the opposite side as well. Compared to other disposable nursing pads, Bamboobies are the best for breastfeeding! I’ve tried the Lansinoh, and they are great for other products, but Bamboobies has them beat for nursing pads by a long shot. Bamboobies are super absorbent, and perfect for sensitive skins. And let’s me honest, your breasts are a very sensitive area.
There you have it! That completes my list of the best breastfeeding products. Whether this is your first or your fifth baby, everyone can benefit from trying out new products.