We know that we have been saying that breastfeeding is a natural process and that mothers usually take to it quite instinctually. But sometimes it also happens that mothers need to get used to the whole deal. However, there are a few products out there that could make your experience much easier.
This U-shaped pillow will go a long way in helping you feed your baby conveniently. The soft and comfortable pillow is able to encourage a good latch by providing the right amount of support to your little one and lifting his/her head up to your breast level. Along with that, the right kind of nursing pillow also reduces the strain that breastfeeding puts on your back. Shoulders, neck and even arms sometimes.
Even though this one’s a little obvious, new mothers sometimes forget to purchase nursing bras that make the whole experience seem easier. Apart from providing the right support and comfort to your breasts, nursing bras are essentially designed to make your experience as convenient as possible. Thanks to the nursing hooks that are present in nursing bra cups, you can easily unhook them to give easier access to your baby during feeding time.
Nursing pads are essentially absorbent discs that, when placed inside your bra, can soak up any milk that might leak from your breasts. Leaking is quite common, particularly in the first few months post the delivery of your little one, so don’t worry too much about that. Nursing pads come to the rescue when you want to protect your undergarments from getting stained.
There are clothes, especially available in the market that are made keeping in mind new mothers. These kinds of clothes usually have flaps or even slits in the front of them so that you can feed your little one without having to remove your clothing.
Breast pumps can come in quite handy when you are looking to collect and store your breast milk. This can happen in cases where there is overabundant milk supply or even If you want to stimulate the amount of breast milk that you are producing. If in case you have to return to work post your delivery or have to bring milk to your baby in the hospital, breast pumps can easily help you store your milk in bottles, till the time it is needed.
Breastfeeding can result in cracked nipples, so having a cream or ointment handy can truly help you take care of those sore and cracked nipples in a gentle manner.