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Basking in the glistening sunlight as it peeks in through the window, I sit in my glider rocker gently rocking my sweet little one to sleep after a quiet time of nursing and bonding together. Sipping on my water, I smile as I gaze down at the adorable little face falling asleep in my arms as he lays on the nursing pillow that I received as a gift at my baby shower. What an incredible feeling, I think to myself, this endless bliss of love for such a tiny person I just barely met, yet the desire to love, care and protect this sweet child is filling my entire being with immense determination and joy. This was not my first time having a baby, and may not be my last. I do, however, feel it is somewhat different each and every time we have a child and I choose to breastfeed as the technology advances so quickly. We’ve gotten to enjoy things like being able to pump breast milk when needed at a comfortable and convenient rate, so my husband can help feed the baby too, and we discovered how much we love the video monitor for the baby’s crib area which helps immensely to ease my mind when I’m making dinner and my husband or one of the kids is trying to feed the baby a bottle. These cool tech gifts and tools among other fascinating must-have products are to your benefit as you plan ahead for breastfeeding your next little addition to the family.
In my time as a mother and observing my husband’s role as a father, I felt they were some real essential baby items I shouldn’t go without this time around. Join me in exploring a list of some of my favorites and other very helpful breastfeeding tools, tech, and gear.
Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama
Luxury Breast Gel Packs by Magic Gel
Lansinoh Washable Reusable Nursing Pads
Medela Freestyle Flex Breast Pump
For more breast care tips, check out this Breastfeeding Basics course!
Sometimes it is hard to know what will be most useful when surfing the web and seeing so many choices to help with breastfeeding, but if you stick to the basics of having exactly what you need and throwing in a few luxury bonus items, you should be in good shape for having a comfortable and confident mindset and body ready for breastfeeding your infant.
Medela Breast Milk Storage Solution Set
UpSpring Baby Milkflow Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle Powder Lactation Supplement Drink Mix
Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother’s Milk Women’s Tea Bags
Victure Baby Monitor
Breastfeeding Water Bottle Tracker
Having a few key pieces of nursing clothing in your wardrobe from the start such as tank tops, sleep bras, t-shirts and cover-ups can go a long way to making a new breastfeeding mama feel right at home and ready to tackle this new journey called motherhood.
Ekouaer Women’s Maternity Nursing Top
SUIEK Women’s Nursing Tank Top
Ekouaer Women’s Maternity Dress
Sunzel Women’s Cotton Spandex Seamless Sleep Bra
Bearsland Nursing Sweatshirt with Pockets
PPOGOO Nursing Cover for Breastfeeding
Nursing Cover with Sewn-in Burp Cloth for Breastfeeding Infants
Remember some of the most important rules to choosing the right breastfeeding accessories, clothing, and breast care items are to keep in mind your comfort level, the environment you spend your time in days, and the proximity to a refrigerator for storing breast milk that is pumped. If you are going to be on the go a lot, you’ll probably need a good breast pump and cover-up. If you are a stay-at-home mom and spend most of your days around the house, you’ll want a good nursing pillow, and storage containers to hold expressed milk between feedings in the refrigerator. You get the idea. Just think about what your true needs are with breastfeeding, choose your various items and necessities, and you’ll soon be a pro at nursing your sweet baby in comfort.