5 Essentials For Nursing Moms
Posted on January 13 2016
1) A Nursing Bra
Wearing a nursing bra is significantly better than just buying a regular bra in a larger size because they were designed to maximize comfort and accessibility so you don't have to miss a beat to remove or unhook your bra. Other nursing bras feature fold-down cups that unclip from the bra's strap. Foldover nursing bras are designed to simply pull to the side in order to allow your baby to nurse. It's important to look for a style that you feel comfortable maneuvering one-handed!
Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra was designed to melt onto your body, and give you comfort unlike any you've experienced from a bra nursing or not. Featuring removable foam lining to hide breast pads or nipples, and seamless, buttery soft fabric which is virtually invisible under clothing. Cups drop fully away and are wire-free. One handed yet discreet nursing clips, and simple sizing that is perfect for your changing shape each step of the way.
2) A Nipple Balm
It's not uncommon for nursing moms to experience dry, cracked nipples. The feeling is similar to chapped lips and is due to exposure to baby's saliva during nursing. For relief, it's important to choose an ointment that's safe for baby so you don't have to worry about washing it off before feeding baby again.
• No need to remove prior to breastfeeding.
• Soothes and protects sore, sensitive nipples.
• Makes a great rescue balm for lips, cuticles, elbows…
3) Nursing Pads
$9.99 - $27.99
Liners and Pads work together but are sold separately
The CupCake organic, washable nursing pad liners are made from hemp and are designed to fit perfectly into the CupCake nursing pad. The CupCake nursing pad liners will increase the absorption capability of the Nursing Pad toensure a dry leak-free experience. Ideal for the night and during periods of heavier flow keep your nursing pad liners handy.
LilyPadz® are a patented, innovative nursing pad made of a skin-like layer of silicone. The unique design of LilyPadz® maintains pressure on the nipple while in place and forms a non-absorbent barrier that actually PREVENTS breast milk leakage. No more inconvenient pad exchanges, and both you and your clothes stay dry!
Regular bamboobies ultra-soft nursing pads are unique because they don’t show through your bra. The Ultra-thin, heart-shaped pads are made for light leaking and less visibility and are made with a unique milk-proof backing to stop embarrassing leaks.
4) A Nursing Cover or Blanket
Bébé au Lait Muslin Nursing Covers are the lightest and super breathable breastfeeding covers. Made of premium, 100% open-weave cotton Muslin, they’re perfect for hot Summer days or for moms and babies who get warm easily.
Bébé au Lait Nursing Covers allow mom to maintain eye contact so they can continue to bond while breastfeeding on the go. The open neckline provides airflow and allows mom to see that baby is properly latched, which is key to breastfeeding success. Secure and adjustable, the neck strap holds the nursing cover in place, giving you privacy and confidence while breastfeeding, wherever you are.
The Booby Trapper Nursing Cover is a great accessory for the nursing Mom who wishes to be discreet. The patent-pending design makes it easy to see and care for your baby while nursing or even napping! Its lightweight, breathable fabric allows for great airflow and it’s large enough to act as a shade canopy for your baby. It creates a soothing, distraction-free space for napping in public places.
The infinity nursing scarf by Itzy Ritzy is an everyday stylish scarf that is convenient to wear and use when nursing. The lightweight cotton and polyester blend is a soft jersey knit with finished edges, and is machine washable!
BEST SELLER! The Aden and Anais multi use muslin blankets come in handy when you are more comfortable nursing in public, but still wish to have a light cover up. The breathable fabric helps to reduce the risk of overheating, and the generous size makes covering up a cinch. Also, the more you wash these blankets the softer they become so they get better with age! You can also use these to cover your stroller, as a changing table cover, tummy time blanket and more.
5) A Nursing Pillow
A nursing pillow is designed to help position your baby during breastfeeding. It helps to support baby's weight and is a welcome helper as your baby gets heavier to reduce strain on your arms and back. It fits around your waist and shapes to your body so baby rests on top of the pillow, facing you to nurse.