After sharing my breastfeeding story I realized how popular this topic is in the blogging world & how so many mom’s go through the same struggles. I decided it would be a good idea to share the top 4 things I use that make breastfeeding a lot easier. In my opinion it makes sense to spend a little extra money on anything that makes breastfeeding easier. It’s a lot cheaper than a year’s worth of formula, right?
1. My Brest Friend Pillow – This helped me so much in the beginning. The boppy wasn’t stiff enough to hold Noah up to me and I wasn’t coordinated enough to work it out. It also clips around your waist which really helps it stay in place.
2. Lansinoh Lanolin – You have to have this in the beginning. Your nipples are not used to breastfeeding and trust me they are going to be sore. Noah had latching issues at first and I had no idea how to get him to latch correctly for the longest time. This stuff saved me! I would apply it every time after I nursed.
3. Target Nursing Tanks – There’s nothing worse than having to strip down completely when you have a hungry and fussy baby. You want to be able to whip that baby out in a matter of seconds. There’s nothing that makes this easier than a nursing tank. Target has the best selection and they are actually super cute. I have 4 of them and I literally live in them.
4. Hands Free Breast Pump Bra – I put this on every single time I pump. I don’t pump often, but when I do this thing is a lifesaver. Being able to use your computer, check emails on your phone, or scroll through Instagram while pumping makes it so much better.
What are your breastfeeding essentials? Leave them in the comments!