Six Most Recommended Breastfeeding Aids

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Hi Mommies,

We all know by now that breastfeeding is not a cake walk, and all of us would have faced one or the other issue initially. So today I thought Ill do a post for all the new moms who are facing issues with breastfeeding. From my own experience I can tell you that I wanted to give up many times, but then with the help of all the modern aids I sailed through and I think its the best decision I made in my life.
Today Ill tell you about breastfeeding aids that we get in the market and how it can help you. Though buying all of this is not necessary, some of these products will help you during your trouble times.

Breast Pumps:

They are now in the bags of every working mother. It is a must when you plan to return to work, hand-pumping takes hours to fill even half a bottle. Though manual pumps are good, I would definitely recommend the electric one as its quicker. Though I didn’t use one myself, a friend of mine swears by it. It also helped her when she was suffering from abscess and could not feed for some days.

Nipple Protectors/Shields

This one is not a must by, but it was very useful when my child faced latching issues initially. It helps greatly with a nipple sore and allows the nipple to heal.

Nipple Creams

They are made of pure lanolin which is organic. It is very safe for the baby too if consumed, but I would still suggest you to wipe it off before feed as it would alter the taste of breast-milk. Nipple creams help a lot with breast-sore. But you can also follow my simple home remedies here.

Breast pads

This is another product that most working women skip and land up with stained shirts. Breast-milk is not water so even after drying it does leave a stain and can make you feel embarrassed. There are so many varieties available in the market. I prefer the disposable ones, the cloth one did not work for me as they would move.

Nursing Covers

Another product that is totally upto you to purchase. Helps a lot of moms who are always on the move and cant find a secure place to feed. Get your babies used to covers from the beginning as they would refuse to cover themselves up later on.

Feeding pillow

This one was a boon for me after a C section. Though I used it only for a few months, it really helped feeding my baby when I had severe backache. I literally could not hold the baby up for long hours. With this one I used to just relax. You can see my review here.

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4 Responses to Six Most Recommended Breastfeeding Aids

  1. Pooja says:

    Nursing gowns, nursing tops, and nutsing bras should also be mentioned here. There is very little information shared about this.

  2. vidya c gangaiah says:

    can brest milk b stored…. if yes for how many hours and how?

    • admin says:

      Breastmilk can be stored for 1-2 months in the freezer. Some experts say it can be stored for 6 months. If you pump the breastmilk, you need to give it within 30 mins, after that place in the fridge. Only for long term use place in freezer.
      Also do not heat BM, you can place the bottle it in a bowl of warm water and make sure it comes to room temperature.

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