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Nursing Kit – 4 Important Items You Need When Breastfeeding

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Nancy
Written by Nancy

“Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby, and the earth” – Pamela K. Wiggins

Moreover, breastfeeding is not a choice but a responsibility. Doctors everywhere agree how beneficial this loving motherly act is for the baby, as well as the mother.

Yet nursing mothers would agree that they often wish this task was just a bit more easy and convenient.

Nursing mothers in 2018 can relax and breastfeed in peace knowing they have the following must-have items in their nursing kit!

Pumpin’ Pal Super Shields

Modern moms prefer pumping their breast milk in bottles for easier and convenient feeding. This is a good idea yet standard shield flanges in most breast milk pumps are uncomfortable and don’t fit properly.

First things first, refer to this breast shield sizing guide and find the right flange size. Secondly, invest in the Pumpin Pal Shields which will provide better comfort.

The product is popular because it’s designed to mimic the exact way a baby feeds. Additionally, the shield also eliminates constriction around milk ducts and promotes better flow.

Breast Milk Storage

It makes sense to pump more milk to give to your baby later, doesn’t it? You will need a place to store the breast milk, preferably where it doesn’t get spoilt.

Here’s a question – do you want to store large quantities of milk in your freezer or only a small amount at a time? Either way Simplisse Breast Milk Storage Bags will help a lot.

You can always fill up extra bottles (if storing a small amount) with pumped milk; label the bottles and then store (in the refrigerator) for up to 8 days.

Reusable Nursing Pads

Unfortunately, nursing moms cannot keep their breasts from producing milk. Breasts often produce a surplus of milk, resulting in leaks every now and then. Therefore, you need to stock up on nursing pads to keep your clothes from being ruined.

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Buy reusable nursing pads if possible such as these Bamboo Reusable Nursing Pads, which can save a lot of money in the long run. Some other benefits of this super useful and environmental friendly product are:

  • Leak-free outer lining
  • Washable
  • Soft, hypoallergenic fabric

Babe Nursing Cover

First time mothers have mixed reviews about baby nursing covers. On one side, some women just want to feed their newborn in modesty and privacy, on the other side nursing covers are usually really ugly.

Fear not… women do have the option to choose a beautiful nursing cover that can also be used as a scarf and wrap! Gracie 4-in-1 Babe Cover by Dressed to Deliver serves as a versatile and multi-use nursing cover.

Made from soft bamboo cloth, the babe cover provides full front and back coverage for nursing.

All products can be easily found online and from Dressed to Deliver’s website. This guest post is written by a first time mom who has used most of the products mentioned here.

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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