Are you expecting and beginning to explore the world of breastfeeding? Below is a list of products that you might find useful when you begin your breastfeeding adventure.
A Breast Pump
Breastfeeding isn’t always straight forward and that’s where breast pumps come in. Breast pumps allow a mother to combat various issues they may be experiencing with breastfeeding but still enable your baby to have breast milk. The Medela Swing Single Breast Pump is compact, efficient and lightweight,, including everything you need to successfully express breastmilk.
A Nursing Pillow
Nursing pillows offer support during and after pregnancy. You can use it whether you are breast or bottle feeding as well as for nesting, or for back support during pregnancy. We love this nursing pillow from Mamas and Papas.
Breastfeeding can cause sore and crack nipples. PureLan nipple cream will help to soothe your nipples and builds an additional protective barrier over you nipples to allow you to carry on breastfeeding comfortably. This can be used both before and during pregnancy and alternatively on your lips, nose and for dry patches on your baby’s skin.
Nursing Pads are designed to help you stay dry. The Medela Nursing Pads provide a high level of absorbency, protecting you against any unwanted leaks and can be worn discreetly. These pads are great value for money and are ready to use on the go instantly.
A Tracking App
With so much going on it is easy to forget the little details. The MyMedela Breastfeeding app will help you to stay on top of everything that is going on. This app will help you to keep on top of your baby’s latest developments, advise you with the right products for your breastfeeding needs and giving you some helpful pointers. And what’s even better, it is free!
A Nursing Bra
Bravado Designs is an award-winning lingerie brand. Its stylish, comfortable and supportive nursing bras support mums throughout pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond. Take a look at the brand’s flagship Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra.
Contact nipple shields can help you to continue breastfeeding if you’re experiencing difficulties. If you find yourself having problems with latching on, these Contact Nipple Shields provide closer contact for your baby.
A Nursing Top
It can be tricky to know what to wear when you begin breastfeeding, JoJo Maman Bebe have designed a range specifically for nursing – pretty and practical!
A Water Bottle
When breastfeeding it is extremely important that you are always hydrated and always have a bottle of water to hand. It is recommended while you are breastfeeding to drink eight to ten cups of water each day, so when you’re out and about a water bottle is going to come in super handy!