Breastfeeding Essentials for Nursing Moms

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These past few months have featured the steepest learning curve I’ve experienced in my life. The addition of a new baby is exciting and also extremely busy.  For me one of the toughest things to learn at first was the art of breastfeeding. In the beginning, breastfeeding was extremely challenging for both baby and myself but after many struggles, we both eventually got the hang of it.

The most important aspects of breastfeeding are a well balanced diet and adequate hydration. However, the following breastfeeding essentials for nursing moms help make the process of breastfeeding so much easier. These were the basic things I needed but I would say that everyone is different and may need more or less. I realized this because I received tips and opinions from friends and family and everyone seemed to have a slightly different experience.  Everything on this list can be found at  buybuy BABY.

Breastfeeding Essentials for Nursing Moms


Nursing bras and nursing tanks:

I highly recommend investing in nursing bras and tanks.  They are functional and comfortable! There also make breastfeeding anywhere a breeze.

Nipple cream:

Nipple cream is perfect for those times when the nipples are tender and cracked. It helps to soothe and provides further protection from additional irritation to the nipple.

Nursing pads:

With the new production of milk, please expect leakage and lots of it. These pads keep milk leakage from soaking through my shirt. This product is a must for me and ensures that I don’t embarrass myself while I’m out and about. Can you imagine?

Nursing cover:

A nursing cover comes in handy for nursing in public and when guests come over. This cover also can be used as a fashion scarf, an infant car seat or shopping cart cover.

Nursing pillow:

The nursing pillow is one of the most important essentials to me because it helps hold baby in a comfortable position so I can feed. It also prevents strain on my back and neck by preventing me from slouching over.

Breast pump and accessories:

I personally don’t use my breast pump a lot right now but I did in the early stages of breastfeeding simply to help with episodes of engorgement. The option of being able to pump and store milk when it is needed is also a great benefit. For a lot of women it comes in handy if they are working and sharing feeding responsibilities with husband and family.

I hope you enjoyed the post and found these breastfeeding essentials for nursing moms helpful.

Until Next Time,

Sincerely Miss J

 If your a nursing mom what are your breastfeeding essentials?

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  1. Angie Mirasola
    April 2, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    I used all of these, especially the cream!

  2. Ashley Ancker
    April 2, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    I didn't realize how much I would need a nursing tank until I brought my daughter home and had no nursing friendly shirts. It was so hard to nurse in public without them!

  3. Luna S
    April 2, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    This is a great list of products! My favorites are the nursing pillow and the cover.

  4. Veronika Tait
    April 2, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    I used all of these! Love the graphic

  5. Danielle Wahlstrom
    April 2, 2018 / 8:56 pm

    These are wonderful necessities and will help so many new moms. I wish I saw this before I had my first. Breastfeeding was such a struggle in the beginning and these would have been so helpful!

  6. Lisa |
    April 3, 2018 / 2:22 am

    Totally agree with everything on your list! I especially loved some of the cute infinity style nursing scarves when I had an itty bitty baby!

  7. Britney Kaufman
    April 3, 2018 / 3:16 am

    My favorite nursing tanks were by H&M!! I definitely suggest investing in them too. I basically lived/slept in them for a year!

  8. Aradhana
    April 4, 2018 / 4:32 am

    Nursing pillows is my favorite out of this list. Just loved feeding her on a nursing pillow .

  9. BabyFat Blogging
    April 4, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I love all of these items for breastfeeding. I totally ran out of those nursing pads an modified a real pad…let's just say it's not as great as the real thing! Thanks for the resource!

  10. Stephanie Brophy
    April 4, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Nursing tanks were a lifesaver for me. I agree with the above poster – H&M's were my favorite! I still wear them!

  11. Marie Novak
    April 4, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    This is a great list. Breastfeeding can be so overwhelming but it was the best experience!

  12. Rosey
    April 4, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Such a great list of breastfeeding must-haves. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Sarah
    April 5, 2018 / 1:05 am

    I love the nursing covers that double as car seat covers. I had one that was an infinity scarf

  14. Angela Milnes
    April 10, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Breast feeding can be so overwhelming. I love that you have provided this guide as a starting point.

  15. balfeo
    April 10, 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Oh I never used a nursing pillow, just seems like one more thing to fight with. And I love reusable nursing covers! Threw them in the wash and the same ten lasted me through two kids. So much less waste!

  16. Christa
    April 11, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Perfect post. Def will share this one! I'm all too familiar with 4 kids. I hope you don't mind if I follow you!

  17. Rachael Musser
    April 12, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Yes! To all of these! This is a great list. And I agree, proper hydration is key!

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