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The Best Breastfeeding Accessories
Have you ever put the word “breastfeeding” into the Amazon search bar? You’ll get over 20,000 results!
The truth is that you can spend a lot of money on breastfeeding accessories. But you don’t have to.
I wanted to find out which breastfeeding products were mom’s favorites. I asked moms in my breastfeeding support group and on Facebook.
They were honest and shared what they used again and again.
This is what they told me.
These are the items to put on your baby registry.
Accessories for Breastfeeding Ease and Comfort
Which breastfeeding pillow is best?
A pretty awesome addition to the Boppy lineup is the Boppy Best Latch pillow. Seriously, this is the pillow I would have designed. It has everything that I thought would make the perfect breastfeeding pillow.
It is helpful because it has one firm side which is perfect for newborns. The other side is softer for your baby as she grows. It also has a belt so you can keep your baby nice and close to you, but gives you the option to remove the belt if that’s not your jam.
The Haaka Manual Breast Pump gets a special mention. This inexpensive, low tech, manual breast pump is a mom favorite.
Hands free pumping bra
There is no denying that pumping takes time. Time is one thing that all new moms are short on. The hands free pumping bra was a game changer for breastfeeding mamas.
Breastfeeding Accessories for Sore Nipples
Gel pads for sore nipples
Shells for cracked nipples
If your nipples have deep cracks they need something that protects them from anything rubbing against them between feedings. Shells definitely have helped speed up healing time.
Nipple shields possibly can interfere with your baby getting enough to eat. They can result in poor emptying and stimulation of how much milk you make.
One Final Thought
The Ultimate List of the Best Breastfeeding Accessories
Andrea Tran RN, MA, IBCLC
Andrea has been working with new families as an RN for over 35 years and a Lactation Consultant for over 25 years.
She has her MA in Health and Wellness with a focus in Lactation.