August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and moms need all the support and help they can get. From the perfect nursing pillow to cookies that increase your milk supply, I’m sharing my tried and true favorites to make breastfeeding a success for you and your bundle of joy:
Lansinoh SmartPump™: One of the biggest decisions to make is purchasing the best breast pump that will adhere to your lifestyle and budget. I love the Medela Sonata™ Smart Breast Pump ($399.99), but the Lansinoh SmartPump™ ($199.99) is perfect for breastfeeding moms like myself who need to pump and store a large quantity of milk. It syncs to my smartphone via Bluetooth® with the free Lansinoh Baby™ app for tracking, reminders, and more.
Lansinoh’s pumps are the only pumps with three pumping styles and eight adjustable suction levels, allowing you to select the setting that works best for you. A closed-system design reduces the number of parts cleaned and prevents bacteria and mold growth. Its compact size and quiet motor make it convenient for the mom on-the-go.
Booby Boons: Say goodbye to bland powders or unhealthy proteins to add to your morning shake! Milk production can be boosted with Booby Boons Lactation Cookies by Stork and Dove. Not only these lactation cookies have helped boost my low milk supply, but they’re as just as delicious as they’re healthy! I can’t help but marvel at the fact that they’re made with the purest of ingredients. This includes Stock and Dove’s proprietary blend of natural, non-herbal galactagogues proven to increase breast milk production naturally and safely.
Booby Boons are soy free, wheat free, gluten free, preservative free and non-GMO! They come in three delicious flavors (Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip, and Cocoa Quinoa) to make for a healthy and functional snack. My favorite? Honestly, I’m torn between the Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip! Being a health conscious foodie and having owned a food company and cafes in the past, co-founder Claudia wanted these cookies to be functional, pure, and simple.
Bamboobies Boobease Natural Nipple Balm: New mothers often suffer from sore and cracked nipples in the first few weeks. A good nipple balm like the Bamboobies Boobease Natural Nipple Balm is a must-have since it’s with all-natural ingredients that will help deter soreness and cracking after every feeding.
Boppy Pillow: I couldn’t have survived the first few months with each of my children without a nursing pillow. You’ll appreciate the support that a nursing pillow like the Boppy Pillow gives since you can breastfeed with comfort. This is why Boppy has repeatedly been the number one choice for breastfeeding moms for over 25 years! Many moms like myself love and appreciate the versatility of the nursing pillow. It lifts baby to a more ergonomic position for comfortable breastfeeding and bottle feeding, giving relief to arms and back. It also includes a removable slipcover that is machine washable. Is that all? No! The Boppy Pillow can also be beneficial in the baby’s development in the upcoming months since it is perfect for tummy time.
Nourish by BeliBea Bra: Forget clunky, ratty, and unflattering nursing bras! It was becoming harder and harder for me to find the perfect bra during my pregnancy, but my search came to an abrupt end when I recently discovered the Nourish by BeliBea Bra ($49.95). This nursing bra is just as flattering as it is supportive and supremely comfortable. The seamless fabric is soft yet sturdy whereas the shape that it gives is phenomenal! In addition, it gives a smooth and natural profile that won’t show through clothing. Convenient and quick one hand nursing clasps allow you to discretely and easily get to nursing with as little hassle as possible. This is ideal for any nursing mother who is concerned about losing their “shape” due to nursing.