Best Buys For Breastfeeding Moms
Okay, breastfeeding may seem a little overwhelming, but you’re going to love these products designed to make it easier.
These are super handy, no matter how crazy they look. You fill the trays with expressed breast milk, freeze, and then use as many one-ounce sticks as you need to fill a bottle—you’ll never have to see an annoying storage bag again.
Buy it: $21, Amazon.com
Portable and efficient, this is the pump most moms swear by. Plug it in or let it run on batteries; either way, Medela’s signature two-phase expression technology will express more milk in less time. With included accessories like bottles, breast shields and an ice pack, this system offers more than most pumps. Available in three portable versions: the on-the-go tote, metro bag and backpack.
Buy it: $270, BabiesRUs.com
Hands-free nursing? Say what? Yup, it's true—the KoalaKin nursing pouch makes breastfeeding that much easier. The strap supports baby so that you don't have to cradle her. And when you switch sides, simply adjust the shoulder buckles with a click.
Buy it: $90, BabiesRUs.com
The popular breastfeeding pillow now comes in a travel size! It folds compactly, so you can easily fit it in any overhead storage bin.
Buy it: $40, Target.com
This is no ordinary nursing bra. Feed baby, pump hands-free—or do both at the same time— without needing to change bras.
Buy it: $59, SimpleWishes.com
Transferring milk from pump bottles to freezer bags can get annoying (and you risk spilling!). With this set you completely skip that step.
Buy it: $100, Kiinde.com
We're all about shortcuts that work. Pop your pump parts and some water into one of these reusable bags, and they’ll steam clean in the microwave in 90 seconds.
Buy it: $6 for 6, Amazon.com
Prevent painful cracking by smoothing on a nipple moisturizer. We love this one because it’s made from refined lanolin, a fatty substance naturally found in sheep’s wool (no preservatives or additives), so you don’t have to wipe it off before a feeding.
Buy it: $10, BabiesRUs.com
Clean all your pump parts quickly with these unscented, bleach- and alcohol-free wipes. Bonus: they can be used to clean lots of other gritty places like changing tables, high chairs and toys.
Buy it: $9, BabiesRUs.com
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