1. Nursing Bras
Nursing bras offer comfort and support while breastfeeding, helping to keep up milk supply and promote proper latching.
2. Breast Pads
Breast pads are absorbent liners that can be used in between feedings to prevent leakage.
3. Nipple Creams/Ointments
Nipple creams or ointments can help soothe sore or cracked nipples during the early stages of breastfeeding.
4. Lubricants/Nursing Creams
These products help reduce friction from latching on when nursing, making it more comfortable for both the baby and the mother.
5. Pump Parts/Accessories
If you plan on pumping milk for your baby, you’ll need to make sure you have all the necessary parts and accessories for your pump.
6. Nursing Cover
A nursing cover offers privacy and can help mothers feel more comfortable while breastfeeding in public.
7. Breastmilk Storage Bags/Containers
These are essential for storing breastmilk when pumping or collecting it after a feed.
8. Bottle Warmer
A bottle warmer helps heat breastmilk quickly and safely, making it easier to prepare bottles for babies.
9. Feeding Pillow
A feeding pillow can help support the baby during feeds, helping reduce strain on the mother’s arms and back while keeping the baby comfortably positioned at the breast.
10. Breastfeeding Support
Finally, it’s important to have access to breastfeeding support resources such as community groups or lactation consultants. Having a network of experienced mums and professionals can provide much-needed encouragement and advice during the early days of breastfeeding.