When it comes to feeding your new baby, the conflicting advice of friends, family and others and the thousands of available products can be very overwhelming. But don't panic; When you become a new mother, find out what is best for you and your baby, and that is all that matters.
As a mother of two, I have experience of breastfeeding, expressing milk and giving formula, so I have tried to come up with several important products to help you with what feeding you take:
Nipple cream is my most important if you are planning to breastfeed because the first few weeks may be painful and you really need to look for your nipples. I really recommend Lansinoh Lanolin cream, because I thought it was very calming and it doesn't have to be removed before feeding your baby.
These are not necessary for everyone (and hopefully you don't have to use them) but if your nipples need to heal while still trying to breastfeed, nipple shields can be a real lifesaver.
But you choose to feed your baby, the chances are that your breasts will leak while your milk supply is established, and absorbent breast pads will save you from some embarrassing leaks.
These are an absolute necessity for breastfeeding, providing convenient support and easy access to feeding.
Whether you are feeding expressed milk or formula, it is important to find the right bottles for your baby. We feed together in minutes and my little one has always accepted the MAM bottles, which are anti-colic and have the extra bonus to be self-sterilizing.
But you feed, you can't have enough Muslin boxes! They are the ultimate mum needs to have … perfect for tapping your baby, wiping dribbling, catching spit-up, using as a light blanket, swaddling, covering cold taps, or as a spokesman or temporary caregiver.
For my feed must-haves, take a look at this video:
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Limitation of Liability: This is a post by a blogger about her own experience. If you are worried about breastfeeding your baby or your baby, please see a breastfeeding consultant.