Howdy! This week was World Breastfeeding Week. In honor of that, and since quite a few people mentioned they’d like to see me share some breastfeeding advice when I started my Baby Rabies Blog YouTube channel, I’ve got a 5 minute video up today where I talk about a few of my favorite breastfeeding products and a couple bits of advice.
Medela manual pump – I think every mom who plans to breastfeed should have a small, inexpensive manual pump. It is so handy in so many situations! Even if you never plan to give your baby a bottle, it’s great to have on hand in case of emergencies.
Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags- I’ve tried several brands. These are, in my opinion, the clear winner.
Packit insulated, freezable tote- I love Packits for a lot of reasons, but especially for traveling with breastmilk.
Bamboobies breast pads- My favorite reusable breast pads.
Lansinoh disposable breast pads- These are what I wear most of the time because I produce (and leak) so much milk.
Since I wanted to keep the video short, I couldn’t include everything.
Here are a few other favorite breastfeeding products:
Bravado Silk Seamless nursing bras- I love the cups that come in these that give me some shape and a touch of padding.
Bravado nursing tanks- By far, the best I’ve tried. Super stretchy, soft, and long.
Bellabumbum nusing pjs- These are a lovely luxury and a nice way to treat yourself after baby comes.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter- There are a lot of brands on the market that do a great job, but I love that this brand is free of toxins and certified organic.
Boppy breastfeeding pillow- Tried and true and popular for a reason. I still have and use the same one I got with my first 6 years ago.
Aden & Anais muslin swaddling blankets- These are workhorses for me. They are makeshift nursing covers when I feel like I want one. They are burp cloths. They are boogie rags. They are sometimes also blankets.
Moji Neck Heat Wrap- It doesn’t have to be this fancy, or this brand. Though I do LOVE this one that I’ve had forever. But get you a good heat pack that you can put on your neck and shoulders. For me, breastfeeding can cause intense shoulder and neck pain in the beginning as I struggle to get a tiny baby to latch.
If you’d like to read more advice and tips, check out my Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips.
And remember, no matter how you feed your baby – breast, bottle, formula- you’re doing a great job.
Disclosure- Some links are affiliate, some products were sent to me in the past. All are legitimately my favorites.