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Breastfeeding and Pumping Essentials for a New Mom
In today’s post I am sharing some of my favorite items from the Walmart baby registry that were my go to items when I was breastfeeding our son.
Have you ever wondered what a new mom might need in the breastfeeding and pumping department? I had no clue either when we brought our son home. I breastfed but also supplemented with formula because I did not produce enough to keep him satisfied especially at night time. Breastfeeding and pumping were an important part of having a new baby! I started pumping a month after bringing him home since I was planning on going back to work. We had to make sure we had found the right nipples for him and also that my milk stash was adequate.
Below are some breastfeeding and pumping essentials for a new mom…
- Nursing bras – these were very handy and I made sure I bought the right size not my size prior to having the baby.
- Breastfeeding pump – I went with the Medela and also used the Medela bottles.
- Milk Storage Bags – I loved using these when I pumped at work.
- Nursing Pads – I loved having these since I could easily wash them and reuse them. I always kept a few extras in my purse just in case I forgot to insert some in bra when I left for work. Nothing worse than leaky boobs in between meetings.
- Nipple Cream – breastfeeding was hard and your nipples take a beating the first few weeks of trying to figure things out. I religiously applied cream after each feeding.
- Nursing Pillow – I loved this pillow during all my breastfeeding sessions. I could rest our son on the pillow while I nursed.
- Breastfeeding friendly t-shirt – finding breastfeeding friendly shirts was great since sometimes I had to nurse in odd places and having a shirt I could easily pull up was great.
- Manual Breast Pump – I used this to catch milk from one side as I breastfed on the other.
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What other breastfeeding and nursing essentials would you recommend for a new mom that is pumping and or breastfeeding? I’d love to hear your recommendations!