Breastfeeding products can make your daily routine go smooth. There are some products on the market that you can do without, especially since you work from home. You can also benefit from some great products that can help make your family and work life easier at home. Consider adding these four products to your gift registry or make the investment to buy them yourself.
1. Nursing Cover
When you venture out with your baby, the last thing you want to worry about is your ability to breastfeed in public. One of the breastfeeding products that should be on your list is a nursing cover. There are different types, but they all work the same. They cover your baby and your breasts while you're feeding. You can buy a simple one that slings over your shoulder so that it covers almost the entire front of your body to give you privacy. If you enjoy sewing, then consider making your own from a pattern that you buy or find a free one online.
2. Nursing Pillow
A nursing pillow will do wonders for your back and even more for your work routine. Buy one that's curved and can fit around your waist. You can lay your baby on the pillow to nurse with one hand or hands free. If you're able to nurse hands free, than you can type, make a phone calls, check emails or do other work. The right pillow may also come in handy down the road when your baby starts to learn how to sit on her own.
3. Lansinoh® HPA® Lanolin
One must have product on your list is breast cream to heal sore nipples. It will make a difference in your routine because you won't have to take additional time to pump milk or deal with alternative feeding options due to sore breasts. The most recommended product by leading breastfeeding experts is made by Lansinoh® and for good reason. It works well and may have enough left over for your next baby. The cream is a topical treatment that does wonders for reducing pain that you may experience due to breastfeeding problems. It's all natural and does not contain preservatives or additives so it's safe for your baby to breastfeed even if you recently applied the cream to your breasts. It may seem expensive for a two ounce bottle, but it's well worth it.
4. Disposable Nursing Pads
Every mom has experienced let down, which is the involuntary flow of milk from the breasts. If you don't use disposable nursing pads, then you'll run the risk of it happening at the worse times. It may not be a problem when you're working from home, but it's embarrassing when you're out in public. Even at home it can be a waste of time to get undressed, get another bra, and you may have to dress all over again if you're wearing a dress. The pads will spare you a lot of hassle.
Add these breastfeeding products to your list of supplies for the baby as far in advance as possible to take advantage of sales and coupon deals. Let your friends and family know about them too, and some will be happy to buy one or more of these items for your baby shower gift.
Daphne Mallory, Esq. is the co-owner of Mallory Writing Services and has written more than 100 articles helping home based business owners and entrepreneurs start and market their business. You can learn more about her here.