Here I am, beginning my breastfeeding journey on my third child, and I feel pretty confident! It does help that Natalie is a wonderful nurser and an overall easy-going and adaptable baby but we do have our own small troubles from time to time..
This is my Top 5 Nursing Must-Haves list for you all! I hope you enjoy!
#1 – Nursing pillow: A comfortable nursing pillow is definitely a must in my book! I have two of them and use them all the time! I can nurse without one, when I am out and about, but when I am at home, it is definitely more comfortable to nurse her on the pillow.. My favorite?? The Bamboobies!
#3 – Nursing cover: If you go out at all, a nursing cover of some kind is a must-have item! My boys never really liked them and would try to pull them open when they got older (needless to say, I’ve flashed a few people in my day.. accidentally, of course) but thank goodness, natalie does not mind having it over her head.. This makes being out with all three kiddos a whole lot easier! My favorite?? Balboa Baby!
#4 – Nursing attire: With my boys, I never owned any nursing shirts but I did have a few nursing tank tops as well as nursing bras and having these things make nursing anywhere, at home or out and about, so much easier! Being able to unsnap and nurse is a lot easier, especially for a fir-time mother just trying to figure the whole nursing thing out.. And they make so many awesome nursing attire now-a-days! Now I have a few nursing shirts and absolutely love them! My favorite?? Momzelle!
#5 – Breast pump: If you ever want any hope of getting out of the house without baby for any length of time, you will definitely need a breast pump! It can be tricky to find the right one for you so make sure you read lots of reviews and get input from your local lactation consultant and/or other nursing mommy friends. And my advice? Don’t be used. I know this can be a hard one, especially when you can’t afford the nice one you want so bad.. But I’d recommend either saving up for that one you want or settle for a lesser version. If you buy a used pump, you risk contracting all sorts of different yucky bacteria and other things that is stuck in the pump (even if you sanitize).. My favorite?? medela!
Nursing can be a lot of work but it is definitely worth it and incredibly rewarding!!
What is your favorite nursing must-have??
*I was not paid by any of these companies to mention them in this post. All of them are truly my favorites and I wanted to share!*