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What "supplies" do you find the most helpful?

Posted by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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Before baby arrives I am wanting to have a stock in whatever I need so I'm not sending hubby on a wild goose chase :)  

What are some things that you really find helpful for the first few months of breastfeeding?  

What do you need for sore or cracked nipples?  clogged ducts?  whatever you have seen happen during those first few months.  What will I need?  Breastpads?

Which brands and what do you recommend?  TIA ladies. 


 BabyFruit Ticker
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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.3xBlessed.
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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Lansinoh lanolin, for sure. Boppy or my breast friend. Breast pads.
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.3xBlessed.
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Breast pump, storage containers and bags and bottles if you plan to pump.
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.3xBlessed.
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I'd only get a nipple shield if you get horribly cracked or bleeding nipples. Soothies are good for the soreness of the first few weeks
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Avetay
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM
This!
I also loved having a cup with a lid and straw handy for lots of water


Quoting .3xBlessed.:

Lansinoh lanolin, for sure. Boppy or my breast friend. Breast pads.
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Lansinoh lanolin, breastpads. I don't know if the ones I liked are even on the market now.

Autumn19
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM
a cover until you figure how to nip. Lots of tank tops to layer. Breast pads. A carrier of some kind i loved my moby in the beging but its to hot for it now. I also love my ergo. I have a hand pump and a couple bottles just in case.
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1amazingfamily
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I'm sorry this may sounds silly, but what are "soothies"?

Quoting .3xBlessed.:

I'd only get a nipple shield if you get horribly cracked or bleeding nipples. Soothies are good for the soreness of the first few weeks


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tashntim
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Boppy, nursing tank/bra, lanolin
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michiganmom5150
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:20 AM
This and some nursing tanks were my best friends! Can't remember the pads I used, but I tried a couple in the samples the hospital sent home, and they were my fave! Was very picky about those! Avent I think?


Quoting .3xBlessed.:

Lansinoh lanolin, for sure. Boppy or my breast friend. Breast pads.

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SodiumPentathol
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Stock up on healthy snacks! It made nursing a thousand times easier for me if I could have some nuts or trailmix or veggies and a big glass of water while I nursed. That way I was taking time to refuel throughout the day and wasn't so drained. If I were starting over again I'd create a quiet space ahead of time to nurse, with a rocking chair and ottoman (having your feet up makes nursing way easier on your back), my breast friend pillow, a stash of receiving blankets to catch any drips, snacks and a water bottle, and some books or magazines or whatever for those marathon nursing sessions.

Seeing as you'll be spending a LOT of time nursing baby at first you might as well make a space where you can enjoy it and use that time to relax.

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