What Supplies Do I Need For Breastfeeding?


What Supplies Do I Need For Breastfeeding?

When you expect a baby there are so many things you want from clothes, wipes, diapers, etc. However, if you plan for breastfeeding, there are some helpful breastfeeding supplies as mentioned below:

Nursing Pads – breastfeeding supplies

There can be leaky breasts at any time of the day. Either feed the baby or use nursing pads or breast pads to prevent embarrassment and they can absorb 20 times their weight. Nursing pads as breastfeeding supplies are thin and easy to use.

Nursing Bra or Tank

You should buy two to three new nursing bras or supportive tanks at least due to change in the body. Nursing tanks are quite comfortable than nursing bras. Nursing tanks are convenient to use and keep you warm. Besides, the nursing tanks are comfortable, cheap and fit easily.

What Supplies Do I Need For Breastfeeding?
What Supplies Do I Need For Breastfeeding?

HPA Lanolin

Initial days of breastfeeding can be tough as there could be cracking of nipples that may bleed and soaring. Buy an HPA Lanolin to get relief from cracks, soaring and bleeding breasts during the lactation period. You can also use it to treat sores or chap lips.

Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Gel Packs

To treat engorgement, use the Therapearl 3 in 1 Breast Therapy gel packs which are cold and give soothing relief.

Muslin Blankets – breastfeeding supplies

A light and breathable muslin blankets are very useful while breastfeeding as nursing covers and can be put underneath the baby. 

Uterine Relaxant Breastfeeding

There can be afterbirth pains that are actually contractions in the uterus. It appears more like painful menstrual cramps during the initial 24-72 hours after giving birth. Uterine relaxant can help in reducing pain and for comfort.

What Supplies Do I Need For Breastfeeding?
What Supplies Do I Need For Breastfeeding?

Nursing Pillow

Nursing pillows put a newborn in an ergonomic position while breastfeeding. Thus your arms are free and back does not tilt. They can be machine washable. 

Breast Pump

The breast pump is one of the best breastfeeding supplies as it is a great help, especially if you choose to work. There are double electric pumps to get breastmilk out and give it to baby later. They are easy to operate and you can carry them anywhere. Easy to clean and operate. There are electrical and battery-operated, both types of breast pumps are available in the market.

Milk Storage Bags

After pumping out the breastmilk, you need to store it hygienically. Therefore, milk storage bags are perfect breastfeeding supplies to store milk that you have pump out. Milk storage bags are large in size, strong and made from BPA free plastic. They are already sterile and can be put for freezing. When you want to put it in use and give it to the baby, just pour in the bottle and use it.

Bottles

You surely need milk bottles to feed baby whether you want to feed breastmilk or the top-up powdered milk. You can also store milk in bottles after pumping in it. It depends on how many bottles you want to keep. But at least 3 bottles are necessary. Bottles are also easy to clean and require sterilizing every time they are put to use. Besides, they are easy to carry with you. 

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