Your Breastfeeding Essentials

Your Breastfeeding Essentials

Are you just getting started on your breastfeeding journey, and feeling a bit lost on what you'll need? Breastfeeding can be an amazing experience with your baby, but it's important to have everything in place and ready to go for when they arrive.

Here are some of the most useful breastfeeding essentials out there that we think will make your life a little easier as you embark on your breastfeeding journey.

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Breastfeeding Essentials

nursing pillow

Nursing Pillow

Price: £32

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Our Review

The Tutti Bambini Breastfeeding Pillow is an invaluable item for first-time breastfeeding parents. With a blend of fun patterns and faultless support, the nursing pillow ensures a relaxing feeding posture for both you and your baby.

The pillow's distinctive shape minimises muscle tension and offers great support during nursing. Crafted from soft materials, the pillow is not only comfy but also convenient to sanitize due to its detachable and machine-washable cover.

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What we like

  • Options for style preferences and design.
  • The pillow's unique design promotes comfort for both mum and baby.
  • Made from soft and robust material.

Things to consider

A few parents noted that he pillow's cover is not resistant to water, possibly making it unsuitable in situations where spills or accidents could occur.

Useful product information

  • Package Dimensions: 46 x 31 x 12 cm
  • Item Weight: 700 g
nipple cream

Nipple Cream

Price: £10.16

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Our Review

Breastfeeding can be a bit tough on your nipples, especially if you're doing it frequently. Nipple balm can provide relief and prevent dryness or cracking. It’s good to have a stash of nipple balm ready to go for when breastfeeding or expressing your milk!

What we like

  • 100% natural
  • No fragrance or taste
  • Bpa and bps free

Things to consider

Some parents find it hard to get out of the tube, especially in colder weather.

Useful product information

  • Also available in 10 ml and 40 ml
  • Only need to use a pea-sized amount
nursing pads

Nipple Pads

Price: £7.50

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Our Review

Wave goodbye to leakage and wet patches with these trusty nipple pads. Simply pop them into your bra when out and about and they will easily absorb any leakage. You can find reusable and disposable breast pads, depending on preference, but reusable tend to work out better value for money and eco-friendly.

What we like

  • Comfortable feel
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Leak-proof

Things to consider

Some parents have noted that while great for daytime use, these pads aren't quite absorbent enough throughout the night.

Useful product information

  • Machine washable
  • 9 included
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nursing bras

Nursing Bra

Price: £28.99

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Our Review

The HOFISH 3-Pack Seamless Nursing Bras are a cult product among new breast-feeding mums. Made with breathable, stretchy fabric, these bras adapt to your changing breast size. The drop-down cups provide quick access for nursing, and their seamless design ensures a smooth appearance under clothing.

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What we like

  • Comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Comes in a pack of three

Things to consider

Some mums with bigger bust complain of the bras rolling up.

Useful product information

  • 3 pack
  • Multiple sizes available
breast pump

Breast Pump

Price: £143

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Our Review

The Elvie Stride is a wearable, hands-free breast pump that fits discreetly inside your bra. It offers silent operation, allowing you to pump discreetly without any noise. The pump is controlled through a smartphone app, which provides real-time tracking of milk volume and pumping history. It is rechargeable and has a compact design for easy transport.

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What we like

  • Hands-free operation
  • Silent
  • Compact and portable design
  • Handy smartphone app is also useful to keep track of feeding

Things to consider

The price is higher compared to traditional breast pumps.

Useful product information

  • 0.15 Kilograms
  • 150ml milk capacity
milk storage bags

Milk Storage Bags

Price: £8.99

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Our Review

When you need to express milk or take milk on the go, insulated cool bags come in handy. These bags help maintain the right temperature for the milk, keeping it safe for baby.

         

What we like

  • Handy storage
  • Easy thawing
  • Measurement lines

Things to consider

Some parents note that the bags are harder to open than alternatives.

Useful product information

  • 25 pack
  • Stores up to 5 ounces
muslins

Muslins

Price: £12.95

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Our Review

Muslins are a must-have product for feeding your little one! Make sure to stock up, as you'll likely have one on hand for every feeding session. These muslins offer 6 layers of protection against spills. Available in 6 or 10-packs and easily machine washable, these muslins are the perfect solution.

What we like

  • Easy machine-washable
  • Perfect size
  • Super absorbing
  • 6-pack

Things to consider

Some parents don't like the creased appearance of these muslins.

Useful product information

  • Cotton
  • Machine washable
  • 6 or 10-pack options