Breastfeeding can be really, really hard, so we’re sharing our must-have products and tips to set you up for success.
Written by: Jessica Diamond, MPH, RDN
We aren’t going to sugarcoat it: breastfeeding can be really, really hard for both mom and baby. But remember, this is a learning experience, so be patient and loving to yourself and your baby as the two of you practice this new skill. Once you get the hang of it, breastfeeding can become much easier and more enjoyable.
One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is to have all the right products waiting for you when you get home! We’ve rounded up our must-have breastfeeding and pumping products so that you, your baby, and your body are supported. Most of these links are affiliate links to support Meaning Full Living as well as the charity, Baby2Baby.
And if you haven’t listened to our Newborn Feeding 101: Breaking Down Breastfeeding and Formula podcast yet, take a listen. We also have a freebie download: The Ultimate Breastfeeding & Pumping Guide which covers everything you need to know about breastfeeding and pumping. You know….What do I actually need? What do I use for sore nipples? How do I know my baby is getting enough? What about bottles? When do I introduce them and how do I do it? What about breast milk storage? How do I increase or decrease my milk supply? It can be a lot, so we created this simple resource to break it all down for you! These resources will walk you through everything you need to know about starting your feeding journey. They’re super helpful and you won’t want to miss them!
Nursing Position: These items will help your baby get into the right position and help you stay comfortable while feeding. Trust us, you want these items!
Remedies for Breast Discomfort: Your nipples will get sore in the beginning, and you want to be very proactive about maintaining your nipple health to prevent sores or infection. You also want to have items on hand that help with engorgement and clogged ducts trust us on this one!). Make sure to order these ahead of time and then listen to our podcast episode for how to use them.
Cleaning and Sterilization
Bottles and Breast Milk Storage
Clothing and Other Supplies
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