11 Must-Have Breastfeeding Products

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Whether you choose to exclusively breastfeed, pump, supplement with formula, or do a combination of the above, these breastfeeding products will help make your nursing journey easier.

11 Breastfeeding Products

Boppy Nursing Pillow 

The Boppy Nursing Pillow is one product you’ve probably been told about by all of your mom friends. It allows you to easily breastfeed your baby without having to hold all of their weight or use bed pillows that you have to constantly adjust. It’s also great to use for propping the infant, tummy time, or sitting.

Nursing Bras 

HOFISH 3 Pack Seamless Clip Down Deep V Neck Push Up Plus Size Nursing Bra Maternity Bras 3PACK Inlcuding Extenders & Clips, 3pcs/Pack (Push Up:Pink-Black-Beige), Small

A good nursing bra will make a world of difference. These are super soft and have one-hand access, adjustable shoulder straps, and drop cups for easy feeding.

Nipple Cream 

Natural Nipple Butter Organic Breastfeeding Cream (2 Fl. Oz.)

Breastfeeding and pumping can leave your nipples cracked and sore. Having a good nipple cream can help prevent some of the pain. This cream from Earth Mama is lanolin-free and safe for nursing, so you won’t have to worry about washing it off before your baby feeds.

Reusable Nursing Pads 

Bamboobies Reusable Nursing Pads (6 Pairs), for Breastfeeding, Super-Soft and Washable Pads, Variety Pack: 3 Pairs of Regular + 3 Pairs of Overnight

You will leak, a lot. Make sure you don’t wake up with soaked sheets or go out in public and start leaking through your shirt. This pack comes with 6 washable pairs so you can always have a set to wear and won’t have to worry about keeping disposables stocked.

Milk Storage Bags 

Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags, 100 count

Don’t let any of that precious liquid gold go to waste! If you’re going to be pumping at work or will be traveling, milk storage bags are perfect for building up your stash so baby can still have milk when you’re not with him/her. You can pump directly into these bags to make things easier.

Haakaa Manual Breast Pump

THIS IS A MUST! When you’re nursing your baby, just suction this bad boy to your opposite breast and it will catch ALL of the letdown. It’s tiny but mighty and will help you save every drop of milk you produce.

Bottles 

Comotomo Baby Bottle, Green, 8 Ounce (2 Count)

These bottles are designed to mimic breastfeeding, so they’ll reduce the chance of any nipple confusion if you’re going between breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Another big plus: they are dishwasher safe.

Bottle Warmer 

Kiinde Kozii Baby Bottle Warmer and Breast Milk Warmer for Warming Breast Milk, Infant Formula and Baby Food

This bottle warmer from Kiinde is very simple to use — just put water inside, set the bottle in, and turn the dial. It will quickly and gently thaw and warm breastmilk you have frozen. It automatically shuts off once it is done.

Drying Rack 

Boon Lawn & Twig & Stem Drying Rack & Accessories Bundle (3Piece), Multi, Multicolored

This drying rack is great for setting bottles and pump parts on to let air dry. It’s also very easy to clean. Plus, it looks cute!

Burp Cloths 

Gerber Birdseye Flatfold Cloth Diapers, White, 10 Count

You will use so many of these and they will get so dirty. Don’t waste your time on those cute and pretty ones. These actually are cloth diapers, but they work equally well as burp cloths.

Bibs 

Little Unicorn Cotton Classic Bib 3 Pack - Berry Lemonade, Red, Yellow, Purple

If your baby is a “happy spitter,” you’re going to want a dependable bib. These are thick, soft, and adorable and will protect from the smallest drools to bigger spit ups.

Responses

  1. The Boppy pillow is amazing. We have one and it’s grown with our son so far! He now can use it for tummy time and as an assist for sitting! We need to get a spare for sure and maybe even one for travel!

  2. The only thing I would add is nipple shields. Without them, I don’t think I would have made it through the first couple weeks.