I know that I want to breastfeed, but for some crazy reason I have not even thought about accessories that I might need. I know that I am going to get a pump, but I do not want to spend a crazy amount of money. Anyone have any suggestions on which ones work well? Any other "accessory" suggestions are definitely welcome! =) thanksAnswer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by tnteaton at 8:14 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
I had a medula pump n style. It was very expensive (maybe $250, I don't remember) but if you think of the money you'll save by not buying formula it's a very good investment. If you are a working mom an electric pump is something you definitely want to invest in. If you're going to be home then a cheep hand may be all you need.
nursing bras, I just bough cheep ones at walmart
nipple pads so you don't leak onto your clothes
a nipple shield, they help some babies latch on
milk freezer bags if you plan to pump
nipple cream-I never needed it, but many moms say it helps with sore nipples
boppy pillow really makes it easier (at least it was for me) to get the baby in the right position
I also got a nursing night gown that wrapsin the front (definitely not necessary)
I also used bottles at least once a day to give expressed breast milk so when I went back to work he would eat from a bottle.
That's all I can think of right now!
Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by AK_aries at 10:36 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Apr. 17, 2009
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