I still remember my first attempt to breastfeed my newborn, and it was so difficult initially. While there are many moms who can’t nurse their baby for some but that’s completely normal too. There are many problems faced by breastfeeding moms such as poor latching, low or over milk supply and these are completely common breastfeeding problems. Luckily, these days there are many products available in the market to make your breastfeeding task easier. Hence we thought to list some of the breastfeeding basics or essentials that will be lifesavers while nursing your baby.
7 Breastfeeding Products Must-Haves For New Moms
1. Nursing Bras
You keep nursing your little one often and thus need easy access. The most essential clothing item to buy for breastfeeding moms is nursing bras. These help to unclip each cup, and thus you need not unhook the whole bra every time to breastfeed. Make sure to buy one with the best support, easy pulls, breathable and soft fabric for even comfortable day-long wear. We recommend Triumph International Women’s Nursing Bra
2. Nipple Cream
The other must-have Breastfeeding essential is the nipple cream. Your nipples start to sore with breastfeeding, especially when the newborn has a latching problem. Cracked or dry nipples soothe easily with a nipple cream and also safe for the baby. Consider buying nipple cram that is hypoallergenic; contain no additives and quite effective. We recommend Mamaxpert Soothing Nipple cream
3. A Nursing Pillow
Buy a good-quality nursing pillow that supports the baby while on the lap. It becomes so easy with a nursing pillow to make the Lil one reach your nipple very comfortably. Few things to keep in mind while buying a nursing pillow.
- It should be firm
- Must have a Velcro strap
- Wrap-around designs are even better
4. A Breast Pump
A must-have product for Breast Pumping and Milk Storage. Do you have to stay away for some time from baby —for travel, work, or just anything? You will need to leave milk available at home. Buy the ones with the double breast pump, is easy to handle and transport. We recommend, Medela Mini Electric Breast
5. Pumping Accessories
As you start with breast pumping, you may also need new supplies such as bottles to attach. Steam clean bags, Breast Milk Pre Sterilised Storage Bag, or Breastpump and Accessory Wipes are also useful.
6. Nursing Pads
As the milk flow begins, shirts and bra start to get damp with the drips. Slipping nursing pads into the bra can be the great savior to protect the clothes. Buy nursing pads that are effective, soft, and reusable. And if you leak milk a lot, consider buying many pairs so that you can change when wet. READ: New Launch – Himalaya FOR MOMS Intimate Care Kit
7. A Nursing Cover
A nursing cover is a personal choice; many babies hate it like mine. A Nursing Cover is very useful while travelling or feeding in public areas.