This week is World Breastfeeding Week (August 1st -7th), so in honor of the occasion, I have put together a list of some of my favorite breastfeeding items. Please share some of your favorites, too!
- The Original Nursing Bra by Bravado- My absolute favorite nursing bra! It has no under wires but still has good support. This is the MOST COMFORTABLE bra I have found yet. It is a little more expensive than some of the other bras but it is so worth it! Wear it out and about or sleep in it! Retails for $35
- Milkies Milk-Saver- Do not let a drop of that precious liquid gold go to waste! When nursing, put the milk-saver on the breast that your child is not nursing on and when your milk lets down, it collects it for you. It also gives you the option of attaching a storage bag for those women that let down a lot of milk. Retails for $27.95
- Undercover Mama- These are AWESOME! These “tanks” attach to your nursing bra and then you can layer a regular shirt over the top. Makes any shirt a nursing shirt! Eliminates the need to buy a new wardrobe just because you are breastfeeding. Retails for $24.99
- Teething Bling- Tired of your little one playing with your shirt, pulling off your nursing cover or scratching you while nursing? Teething bling is great because it hangs low so that your little one can play with it while nursing. It is also great for baby to chew on while teething (made from same FDA approved material as other teething toys). It is also cute, trendy and fashionable! Retail price starts at $19.99
- BeBe Au Lait Nursing Cover- Cute and functional! Keep in your diaper bag for nursing anywhere. Has a rigid neckline that allows good ventilation while nursing and to easily see baby. Can also be used as a blanket or a sunshade. Retails for $35
- Boppy Pillow- Love this pillow for nursing! Brings baby up closer to chest for easier nursing. For babies with reflux it is great to prop up baby after feeding. Retail price starts at $29.99
- Cotton washable nursing pads- Saves money and more comfortable!!
- Nursing pajamas or shirts- Makes it easier to nurse in the middle of night without fussing with clips or clasps.
- Breast pump- Even if you are a stay-at-home-mom, you will need a breast pump for times that you are away from baby. If you are only pumping occasionally, you don’t need the most expensive pump. I have had good luck with The First Years miPump double pump. It retails for $79.99.
- Milk storage bags- Pump and freeze or refrigerate and build up a stockpile of milk. Good to have some stored in case of emergency.
Don’t forget to also register and participate in the Big Latch On at Happybottomus this Saturday, August 6th. Go here for more details!