If breastfeeding is part of your parenting journey, then a few well-chosen products can be really useful in your day-to-day. We’re not saying you need these products to breastfeed your little one – we’re just saying that there are a handful of products that can really help make breastfeeding work even better for you. Here are our favourites:
Mamas & Papas Breastfeeding Must-Haves
Up the comfort factor when feeding your little one – whether it’s by breast or bottle- with our nursing support pillow. This comfy pillow makes feeding more relaxing for both of you, but can also help you to find the correct feeding position for a healthy latch. It also helps to aid digestion by ensuring your baby is angled with their head above their tummy. This pillow is particularly beneficial for use after a C-Section as it helps relieve pressure from the abdomen when feeding.
By no means an essential but this is one seriously stylish way to make breastfeeding your little one more comfortable. A thoroughly modern nursing chair, that’s available in a choice of on-trend premium fabrics (from chic off-white boucle to ultra-plush velvet) the Hilston rocking chair makes a style statement whichever room it sits in. Its ergonomic shape gives the most effective cushioned support while you feed, its upholstered arms are at optimum height for comfort and its legs create a soothing rocking motion for baby. A luxury you’ll continue to use long after your breastfeeding journey ends!
A must-have for any parent, you’ll use these from newborn through to toddler. Muslins are essential for mopping up spit-up, milk and other spillages (they’re so useful you’ll no doubt end up keeping one in your changing bag, one in your handbag, one on hand at feeding time and one in every room of the house!) so you’ll probably want to stock up on them. We have a range of patterns and sizes, so you’ll definitely find one that suits your needs.
Medela Breastfeeding Must-Haves
Small enough to fit into one hand, the Solo electric breast pump is light, compact and much quieter than the previous generation. What’s more, the Solo now includes an integrated USB rechargeable battery supporting up to 6 pumping sessions on full charge, making it faster and easier to use wherever you may be – and the closed system keeps pumping hassle free! Also featuring the brand’s unique Flex technology, which is clinically proven to produce 11% more milk!
The Swing Maxi electric breast pump has been redesigned offering mums double the pumping power with a new sleek look and USB charge! Perfect for on the go, the new Swing Maxi is lighter and more discreet, whilst the USB charging capabilities enable wire free usage wherever mum may be. The Flex technology offers the very best support and is clinically proven to produce 11% more milk!
Medela’s most advanced electric breast pump yet, The Freestyle Flex, is lightweight and simple to use, whilst including smart technology which also cleverly connects to the MyMedela app, to help mothers track their progress and patterns. It easily charges via USB, providing up to 2 hours on a single charge – ideal for flexibility fitting into busy mums lives. Designed with mum in mind the new Freestyle Flex, which has a closed system, comes with the brands revolutionary PersonalFit Flex™, a unique oval-shaped breast shield that offers a truly personal fit for mums. The soft and flexible rim is clinically proven to get 11% more milk.
Lansinoh Breastfeeding Must-Haves
Lansinoh’s HPA Lanolin is THE must have product for any breastfeeding mum! It is not only the most recommended nipple cream by UK mums & is recommended by 94% of UK healthcare professionals.
Lansinoh’s multi-award winning, ultra-purified nipple cream helps to soothe & protect sore, cracked nipples, by moisturising the skin and promoting healing. This ultimately leads to a reduction in pain which in turn helps mums to breastfeed for longer.
Sustainably sourced from New Zealand, it is 100% natural, hypoallergic, & is the only Lanolin product in the UK to be approved by the British Allergy Foundation, it has no taste or smell meaning it doesn’t need to be removed before breastfeeding.
The award-winning Lansinoh® Disposable Breast Pads featuring a BlueLock™ core provide instant absorption and leak-proof protection. The pads are capable of holding up to 20x their weight in milk ensuring that breastfeeding mums stay dry, night or day.
The super soft, stay-dry lining draws milk away from the skin and into the core of the pad where it is absorbed to prevent leakage. The two non-slip adhesive tapes keep the pad in place, and the contour creates a natural fit that won't show under clothing. Each pad comes individually wrapped for convenience and hygiene.
Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags are perfect for mums to store breastmilk safely in the fridge or freezer, lying flat or standing up. You can pump directly into the bags from any Lansinoh® breast pump, allowing you to save time and prevent messy milk transfers or spills.
Made from food-safe polyethylene, they are tough and flexible so won't leak. They come with a hygienic & secure tear-away top, to ensure no toxins reach the breastmilk. The write-on tab makes it easy for mums to keep track of how long the breastmilk has been stored. After use the bags can also be recycled.
There you have it. A few of our tried-and-tested products for helping your breastfeeding journey go more smoothly. For more helpful support and advice on breastfeeding check out World Breastfeeding Week: 3 tried-and-tested tips for your breastfeeding journey.