Breastfeeding essentials

Breastfeeding essentials

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Breastfeeding strikes as the first natural thing, but for some of us, this can be a painful and frustrating experience. Here are some products selected to ease your adjustment into breastfeeding. When you're back to work while breastfeeding, you might miss your privacy and want to act fast as you can. Pump and store recommendations are also in this list.
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Pumping bra

Pumping bra

  • by Irit
  • over 5 years ago
  • 157 bought
  • 4.7 (2,727)
Yes, it's not an eye candy, but it works really good so your hands are free to do something else. Someone said multitasking?
Milk storage bags

Milk storage bags

  • 709 bought
  • 4.0 (712)
Strong bags to cool or freeze your precious milk. Spill proof. (I had some of the used bags filled with ice as an extra ice packs.)
Ice pack

Ice pack

  • 12 bought
  • 4.6 (391)
For your little "milk bank" cooler.
Sterilization bags

Sterilization bags

  • by Irit
  • over 5 years ago
  • 2,225 bought
  • 4.5 (135)
Quickly sterilize the pump parts and bottles on the microwave.
Nursing Cover

Nursing Cover

  • 424 bought
  • 4.6 (583)
Use the cover when you don't have a private place. I had this always in the diaper bag.
Nursing Bra

Nursing Bra

  • by Irit
  • over 5 years ago
  • 16 bought
  • 4.4 (1,232)
You need a good bra that will hold and will not have an underwire. Apparently there is a risk that an underwire would cause plugged milk duct.
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Nipple Protector

Nipple Protector

  • by Irit
  • over 5 years ago
  • 241 bought
  • 4.5 (148)
Use it only if you can't nurse without it. Keep in mind that though it eases sour nipples, it prevents a proper stimulation for future milk production and after getting used to, it may be harder to nurse without.
Electric pump

Electric pump

  • 187 bought
  • 4.3 (405)
Check first with your healthcare provider if they provide or cover the pump.
Bottle brush and drying rack

Bottle brush and drying rack

  • by Irit
  • over 5 years ago
  • 393 bought
  • 4.7 (166)
On the go drying rack and brush.
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Glider Rocking Chair

Glider Rocking Chair

  • by Irit
  • over 5 years ago
  • 239 bought
  • 3.9 (1,178)
Do what you have to to make yourself comfortable while breastfeeding.
Cooling nursing pads

Cooling nursing pads

  • by Anat
  • over 5 years ago
  • 223 bought
  • 4.1 (132)
The first few hours/ days/ weeks of breastfeeding can be very painful. Those cooling gel pads will sooth and relieve the pain. There's no need to wash the nipple before feeding your baby. The pads are big enough so you can cut the into quarters and save money.
Disposable nursing pads

Disposable nursing pads

  • by Anat
  • over 5 years ago
  • 4.4 (333)
They are thick and soft and most important - they absorb even at night. Each comes in a separate bag, so you can change one at a time.
Baby Scale

Baby Scale

  • 7,272 bought
  • 4.5 (330)
Use a precise scale to measure how much your baby have eaten. Weigh the baby before and after nursing to find out. This scale can be also used for toddlers so it's a good buy for the next few years.
Baby Care Timer

Baby Care Timer

  • 3,001 bought
  • 4.2 (903)
Keep track of baby's nursing/bottle, sleeping and everything else. There are lots of apps for smartphones doing the same. But if you want one device for few caregivers or just to avoid any radiation by mobile phones, try this one.
Wrist Support

Wrist Support

  • 1,725 bought
  • 4.5 (670)
Holding the baby with your wrist can cause pain. If you feel that pain, you probably have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Try supporting the baby with your forearm instead, let the hand rest as much as you can, and wear wrist support.

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