Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Breastfeeding Kit {the essentials}

I take my job as milkmaid seriously. I also enjoy being prepared for anything and everything. So when I began my third journey with a newborn I got a bit wiser and put together my breastfeeding kit (bold); a cute and portable basket filled with all the items I may need for a nursing session. These are things I use multiple times throughout the day and night and having them within easy reach (especially at night!) has been invaluable. This post contains affiliate links, if you make a purchase using one I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog!
Breastfeeding Kit

Water bottle- you can never drink enough water while breastfeeding! I occasionally wake up with dry mouth and know that's my cue to drink more water!
Snack bar, apricot fruit leather- once you settle in to nurse, getting up for anything proves difficult. Keep some snacks on hand.
Nursing pads- no one likes to spring a leak ;)
Soothies Gel Pads- I like to keep these refrigerated for a cooler compress but any way they feel ah-mazing. Courtney gave me this tip which is genius- since you're only wanting to cover the nipple, cut each round into fourths to make them last longer!
Lanolin- to soothe cracked nipples (heaven forbid)
Vintage Honey Shop Nursing necklace- have a grabby baby? Wear one of these stylish and functional nursing necklaces to occupy baby’s hands so they can concentrate on eating.
Burp cloth (not pictured)- just in case!
Breastfeeding Kit

Extras for baby:
Sun drops- our pediatrician recommended these Carlson Labs Carlson Laboratories Super Daily D3 drops and all it takes is one drop applied to the nipple to avoid the hassle of getting your baby to take them orally.
Nail clippers and nail files- since my son still falls asleep during nursing sessions I take the opportunity to trim and file his nails.

Boppy- this won’t fit in the basket but I cart this positioning pillow throughout the house.

Those are my breastfeeding essentials that make up my kit! Hope this eases some new mom anxiety and supports lactation!

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  1. My first experience with nursing pads were a few months ago after my wife delivered. Wondered what she was actually sending me to buy until I got to the store. I have also stumbled on this mommy blog with details on how to lose weight while breastfeeding without affecting milk supply. Will be good for new mommies.

  2. So many great items! I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually miss breastfeeding!


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