The Best Breastfeeding Products
Breastfeeding isn’t as easy as an expecting mom thinks. As natural and beautiful as it is, it does not come naturally (not to all). That’s why this list of breastfeeding products for new moms is so crucial to give you that success you need.
Because of this many moms turn to us (those who have done it before them) to show them how to do it easier!
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What Products Do I Need For Breastfeeding?
Are you ready to breastfeed with success?
1 . Breastfeeding Course
Before you skip over this #1 item. Let me tell you that breastfeeding DOES NOT come naturally. It is a learned talent from both you and baby.
By learning as much as you can and educating yourself you will be able to save money and breastfeed for a longer period of time.
The Ultimate Breastfeeding Course is taught by certified lactation consultant Stacey Stewart who is the founder of Milkology!
2. Nipple Shield
A nipple shield is a tiny thin silicone product that goes on your breast to help you give baby a better latch.
It’s intended for women with flat or inverted nipples. This little things is amazing (I personally used this one here)
Now not all moms will need this product and if you find you have flat nipples after giving birth you can ask your hospital for a nipple shield.
3. Nipple Cream
Cracked sore nipples should not be an issue when you’re breastfeeding. Tackle the problem by having this amazing nipple cream.
It’s 100% organic so it’s safe for baby to digest. It will soothe your sore breasts and help with any cracking that may occur.
Don’t think you’ll need this one? I thought that too – ended up ordering two after the first few weeks breastfeeding.
Related: 13 Ways To Prepare To Breastfeed (when Pregnant)
4. Haaka Breast Milk Holder
When you are feeding baby on one side, the other breast is going to be leaking breast milk.
Some first time moms don’t think about that (they assume milk only comes out if you put baby on your breast which is not the case). Your breast will leak at all hours of the day.
The Haaka Breast Pump will latch on to the other breast and catch the breast milk that is being dripped out. You can get an extra 2-5 ounces of breast milk just from this!
5. Breast Pads
I remember like it was yesterday I gave birth and the second day my breast were leaking all over my shirt because I didn’t take my breast pads with me to the hospital.
You can grab a pack of 10 breast pads for free when you use code: solutionsmommy
6. Nursing Pillow
Holding your baby while you nurse can be a bit of a learning curve. While you adjust to learning how to hold and nurse your baby get yourself a nursing pillow.
Grab a free nursing pillow (just pay shipping) with code: solutionsmommy
With a nursing pillow you can do some of these holds:
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7. Nursing Bra
I did a full review of my favorite plus size nursing bras. You can actually use those reviews (the companies make the same bras for non plus size moms)
Having a comfortable and supportive nursing bra is crucial in your breastfeeding journey.
8. Electric Breast Pump
This is one crucial thing that I was always recommend even if you plan on exclusively breastfeeding. Having an electric breast pump will help you if you plan to do it long term.
You can grab a free breast pump from your insurance carrier by applying through Aeroflow. They send your insurance the information and you receive a breast pump in the mail.
9. Breast Pump Parts
Sometimes you won’t be able to clean your pumping parts right away. That’s when these amazing little bags come into play.
You can easily pop your parts into the bag, add water and place them in the microwave
It will steam and clean bottles, pacifiers, pumping parts. Just make sure you don’t place any tubing inside the bag.
Each bag can be used 20 times so it is well worth it!
It’s one item to keep in your back to work pumping bag!
10. Nursing Cover
As a first time mom it takes some time until you feel comfortable to just pull your breast out and feed your baby without a cover.
The first few times many moms are not used to nursing so they will get a nursing cover to help them as they adjust to the breastfeeding life.
You can grab a free nursing cover (just pay shipping) with code: solutionsmommy
- Choose the style of nursing cover you want
- Add it to your cart
- Use code craftymom40
- Hit checkout and pay for shipping ONLY
- Get it in the mail in a few days!
Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding
How Can I Make Nursing Easier?
A lot of little things can go into breastfeeding to make it easier on yourself. I highly suggest you check out these tips here to make the best use and learn more about breastfeeding.
- How to increase your milk supply
- Working & Pumping
- 5 Essential Items For Exclusively Pumping Moms
- 13 Ways To Prepare To Breastfeed (while pregnant)
You can also follow these tips to help make nursing easier:
- Try different breastfeeding positions
- Use a nursing pillow
- Breast massage in the shower
- Clogged duct – keep nursing
What Is The Best Bra For Breastfeeding
It depends on the breast of the women who is breastfeeding. If you go to this post ‘ The best nursing bras for plus size moms’ you’ll find my top recomendations.
Over all though my favorite & most reviewed with high 5 star ratings is the Medela Hands Free Nursing Bra.
Does Pumping Burn Calories Like Breastfeeding?
In short yes it does. It may not be as equal as breastfeeding but it still does burn close to 300-500 calories per day.
The more you pump and breastfeeding the more calories you can count to burn.
However this does not mean you shouldn’t eat healthy here are 35 healthy pregnancy snacks
How Do You Get Good At Breastfeeding?
It’s no secret that some women breastfeed while others don’t. Many moms make it look so simple and easy at first the learning curve is steep for mom and baby.
What you can do right now to be ‘good’ at breastfeeding is keep trying to latch baby on, try different holding positions and please please take a breastfeeding course. It will help you out so much.
That concludes our top 10 best breastfeeding supplies needed for new moms to give you success and long term breastfeeding happiness.
What was your favorite item in this list? Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below.
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Rosaura is the mom blogger who helps first time pregnant and postpartum moms find the solutions to their everyday problems. From first finding out you’re pregnant to giving birth and baby care, she has you covered.