Breastfeeding Essentials

After two weeks of breastfeeding, these are the the essentials I couldn’t live without.

Lansinoh Lanolin Topical Treatment – $9.99

This should be a mandatory Baby Shower present. I am so glad someone bought this for me before I had the baby. I don’t think I would have made it through the first week of breastfeeding without this stuff. I honestly might have just given up from the pain. Luckily, the lanolin made things more bearable. I highly recommend it.

Lily Padz Non-Absorbent Nursing Pad – $19.99

This is the ultimate nursing pad. They are clear, non-absorbent, and discreet. Most nursing pads I have found to be quite bulky and obvious under clothing. With Lily Padz though, you can’t even tell they are there. They stick to your skin, so you also have the option of not wearing a bra. Or you can wear them in bathing suits! I think these nursing pads are great and I’m so glad I found them.

First Years Lanolin Treated Nursing Pads – $6.99

Disposable nursing pads are convenient when you are on the go, but I found that most of them would stick to me after only an hour. This made it quite painful to peel them off every hour to nurse my daughter. I mostly had this problem with the Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads. Then I found these disposable Lanolin treated nursing pads that have lanolin right on the pad. I no longer have to peel them off because these are moisturized in just the right spot. A definite lifesaver.

Medela Comfort Nursing Bra – $29.99

This is the most comfortable nursing bra I have tried so far. I think $30 for a bra is quite expensive, especially since it’s not from Victoria’s Secret, but this one is worth every penny. (You can get them cheap on ebay) Besides the fact that it’s very comfortable and un-clips easily with one hand, you still need two hands to clip it back. That’s the only thing I don’t like about it. Everything else is perfect!

Nursing Camisole – $.99 and up

I have one from Target and one from Motherhood and I love both of them. I think nursing camis are the best invention ever. They are so convenient as you don’t have to wear a bra with them. They make nursing at home and in public, really easy. Another must-have for nursing moms.

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