For those mothers out there that breastfeed, you may already understand the challenges that breastfeeding comes with. Little Steps have compiled a list of 10 excellent feeding accessories that can help improve your life during this time.
Haakaa is a game-changer in the breastfeeding world. This one piece of 100% silicone has been designed to be a portable breast pump that makes expressing easy and possible anywhere. Simply attach to the breast and let the pump work naturally with suction. This is a great way to express discreetly and silently anywhere. It is also a great accessory to use whilst feeding to maximize milk collection.
Elvie has created a wireless and Bluetooth connected silent breast pump through a combination of smart technology and years of research. This little product gives you the freedom to express anywhere, any time. Best of all, you can keep an eye on the progress or set a timer on your phone. Cleaning is easy. Washing and sterilizing is easy, and most parts are also dishwasher safe. The Elvie Pump is sold either individually or as a double.
These organic cotton and bamboo Nature Baby nursing pads are a great eco-friendly alternative to disposable breast pads. The pads are made with an equal combination of organic cotton and bamboo, soft on the skin and incredibly absorbent. The fabric combination has been created to minimize irritation and gives sufficient airflow to prevent any milk blockages. Being machine washable makes cleaning easy and effortless. The pads are sold in a pack of three.
This product is a cult classic for all breastfeeding mums. The nursing covers are created from 925 silver which protects the nipple from cracks, soreness and infections. This is a natural yet medically tested method to protect the skin without any lotions. The covers come in a pack of two and fit all sizes.
My Brest Friend is a fantastic nursing pillow that prevents postural problems for both mom and baby. This pillow is designed to alleviate pressure from the back, elbow and neck. The deluxe nursing pillow also contains pockets to keep water bottles, burp cloths, phones, and other nursing accessories or items within reach. The adjustable strap allows you to unlatch the pillow without disturbing a sleeping baby. There is a variety of colors and designs to choose from and all covers are machine washable.
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Milk Snob Covers are multipurpose and great nursing cover, car seat cover and everything in between. The stretching fabric comes in various colors and designs, so every parent is free to express themselves however they wish. The fabric is handcrafted from a premium rayon blend which is breathable and safe. The covers are designed and safety tested in the US.
Traditional Medicinals Organic Milk Tea is a caffeine-free natural herbal tea designed to increase lactation. The ingredients include fennel, coriander, fenugreek and anise, which all naturally promote breast milk production. This tasty yet comforting tea tastes slightly sweet with a licorice base. A tea break is a perfect excuse to have a moment's break to refresh.
The Tommee Tippee Set is excellent for any breastfeeding mom. The milk warmer is a safe and effective way of warming milk even from frozen. The warmer is compatible with plastic and glass bottles as well as milk pouches. Simply add water and set it to the correct function. The set also includes milk pouches, bottles, teats and a handy storage container.
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Lansinoh Therapearl 3-in-1 breast therapy packs have been designed by doctors and are recommended by lactation consultants to provide relief from common breastfeeding challenges. The reusable soft, flexible pads can be applied cold to help relieve engorgement. When used hot, the gel helps relieve plugged ducts, mastitis and can also encourage milk let-down. The packs are BPA and BPS free, plus are also microwave and freezer safe.
Baby Online, www.babyonline.com.hk
The Mama Mio Breast Friends set includes the Keep Calm Nipple Balm(30mls) and Boob Tube Bust Cream (125mls). Both of the products are dermatologically tested, vegan and safe to use during breastfeeding. The Keep Calm Nipple Balm targets dry and sensitive nipples with a range of comforting butter and oils. The Boob Tube Bust Cream is designed to soothe growing boobs whilst encouraging skin elasticity to help prevent stretch marks. This is also a great pregnancy set.
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