9 Breastfeeding Essentials for First Time Mums
As a new mum, there is a lot to learn about caring for your new baby. Breastfeeding can be exciting for some and overwhelming for others. New mums should, therefore, come up with a breastfeeding technique that works for you and your baby.
Here are some breastfeeding accessories that may serve you to make breastfeeding easier;
1. Breast Feeding Pillow.
As a new mum, positioning your baby during breastfeeding can be challenging. The nursing pillows keeps mum more comfortable by raising the baby to a better position making breastfeeding easier. The nursing pillows are designed to fit around the mum’s body and then the baby lies on top of the pillow.
2. Comfortable Nursing Chair.
A Nursing chair should be in your list when preparing the baby’s nursery to make breastfeeding sessions more comfortable. Choosing the right nursing chair for breastfeeding can be difficult and you may need a guide before making the decision. Breastfeeding on a nursing chair keeps the new mum in a stress-free and weightless position.
3. Breast Pumps.
A Breast pump can be an important tool for helping to increase and maintain a sufficient supply of milk. The breastfeeding mums will have to choose between manual and electric breast pumps. These manual breast pumps can be used when there is power outage while the electric breast pumps require power use and they express milk more quickly with less effort.
4. Nursing Bras
If you are a new mum, your breasts have increased in size to accommodate milk and you probably need a new bra. A nursing bra, unlike normal bras, is designed for breastfeeding women to make breastfeeding much easier without removing the entire bra.
5. Breast Pads
When breastfeeding you will require these nursing pads to absorb leaking breast milk and protect your clothing from staining and wetness. Nursing pads are designed as disposable or reusable and they also come in many different sizes, shapes and thicknesses to fit your needs. Nursing pads are tucked in the bra keeping the nursing mum clean, dry and comfortable all day all night.
Breastfeeding shouldn’t suck! Nursing sling makes breastfeeding easier, fun and even private especially because you can do it while working, getting things done in the house and even when eating in a restaurant. As a new mum here is a Guide to try ‘babywearing’ which I suggest you should try.
7. Storage bags
As a new mum, you are wondering how to store baby’s breast milk after pumping right? Breast milk storage bags have you sorted. Storage bags are convenient, ready to use and are designed to withstand freezing, storing and thawing process. Storage bags are worth it so you should get one soonest possible.
Cooler bags offer a safe and most convenient way to transport breast milk to wherever you want it taken. Cooler bags work like portable fridge since they have ice panels hence increasing breast milk storage time. They also have a compartment to hold milk bottles whose number depends on the brand.
9. Milk bottles
Transitioning your baby from breastfeeding to bottle-feeding can be tricky. You should, therefore, make the right choice of bottles for your little one. The baby milk bottles should have the nipples firmly fitted to prevent air from coming in when the baby is feeding and also easy to clean. Milk bottles are an easy and comfortable way to feed your little one as they grow.
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it is also profoundly difficult. However, with these 9 accessories and a little bit of patience, you will enjoy breastfeeding your little one.
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