momstown communities are a constant source of support for moms new to nursing; we hope our Finds will make breastfeeding easier for you!
1. Nursing Pads
Sometimes leaks start during pregnancy, before breastfeeding starts – but for most women leaks and overflow will be part of the first weeks (and often many months) of nursing. Johnson's Nursing Pads are super absorbent and are designed to be discrete while giving you the confidence that you won't be walking around with wet circles on your shirt!
For a more eco-friendly option, you can choose Apple Cheeks Washable Nursing Pads – they are made from a plush rayon from bamboo/cotton blend and are layered for good aborbency.
2. Breast Pump
If you're trying to increase your milk supply in the early days, or guarantee yourself a night 'out', a portable breast pump does the trick. The Swing breast pump from Medela is a portable, lightweight version. Medela even has a video online to help you learn how to pump efficiently – and hands-free!
3. Breastfeeding Pillow
Getting baby in the right position to latch can be a challenge – a breastfeeding pillow makes feeding baby more comfortable and easier for both mom and baby. The Kuddle Ring is made in Canada and available at Nutured. It has a removable cover for easy washing (believe me, it will get baby spitup and milk all over it!) and great patterns to choose from to match your nursery decor.
4. Nursing Bra
Nursing bras don't have to be frumpy! Nummies makes nursing bras in a range of styles and colours, so you can still feel beautiful! From fashion styles to comfort product lines, Nummies bras make feeding baby easy without compromising on style. New in October is the comfort bra which is designed to be perfect for pregnancy, sleeping, fitness and the work out that is parenting!
5. Nipple Cream
Nothing sexy about this – but it sure helps a new mom when she's starting breastfeeding. Lanisoh Lanolin cream is a 100% natural product that eases dryness, heals cracked nipples, and protects nipples before breastfeeding. Completely safe for baby and something you'll want in your medicine cabinet before baby is born!
We wish all new mamas the best success with breastfeeding – it is challenging, emotional, and rewarding. momstown hopes our Finds will make the road a little easier!