August as Breast Feeding Awareness Month and before I joined the pack to become a mom, I did not even think about it. I thought it is natural, easy and super straightforward right?
WRONG! I didn’t realize that breastfeeding could be so challenging that there are actually people called LACTATION consultants that you can hire to help you.
Besides professionals and classes, there are also a lot of great products out there to help you.
The Lansinoh Breastfeeding pillow is like a pillow arm sleeve that props the baby up to the right position for feeding. It is handy and small enough to take with you in your diaper bag or travel. It has a minky soft fabric inside and a washable soft cotton on the outside. You can buy it here for $24.99
The Lansinoh Nursie Breastfeeding Pillow is comfortable, portable, and helps support proper breastfeeding positioning.
By sliding onto the arm, rather than around the waist, the thoughtful design is perfect for c-section tummies and one size actually fits all, regardless of shape and size. The Nursie allows mom to naturally bring baby up to the breast to nurse rather than leaning over, which is ideal for positioning, latch and avoiding back pain. As a small and lightweight nursing pillow, it is ideal for today’s on-the-go mom. Strollers, diaper bags and airplanes are no match for the small but mighty Nursie!
Upspring Milk Flow – Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Chai Tea Latte Powder Drink Mix $17.99
- If you’re trying to establish a sufficient breast milk supply for your baby
- During baby’s growth spurts, if your milk supply can’t keep up with demand
- When you want to increase pumping yields
- When your baby needs more breast milk than you are currently producing
- Helps promote healthy breast milk supply*
- Contains three known galactagogues (aka breast milk boosters) fenugreek, blessed thistle, and anise
- Delivers 1,800 mg of fenugreek in each yummy chai tea latte flavored drink
- Consume only 1-3 times daily
- All natural, non-GMO, and gluten-free
- Contains milk
- Recommended by lactation consultants
• Warms faster than standard bottles
• Bottles stack easily to save space and track pumping order
• Anti-slip silicone bottom prevents tip overs
• Easy to take apart for thorough cleaning
• Advanced, triple channel venting system designed to reduce colic
• Unique shape allows babies to self-feed at a younger age
• Extra soft silicone nipple
• Breast pump adaptor included
• BPA and Phthalate free