14 BREASTFEEDING ESSENTIALS
Until your nipples have toughened up, you’ll want to use a good nipple cream after each feeding.
2. Silicone breast pump
Silicone breast pumps are great way to help relieve engorgement while also building up a freezer stash for later.
3. Breastmilk storage bags
Breastmilk storage bags and bottles are a must have to save all of that precious milk you pump or get from the silicone pump during your letdown.
4. Nursing pillow
A nursing pillow gives you some extra cushion that offers relief for your arms and brings them closer to your breast (which saves your back!)
5. Water mug
You’ve never seen someone as thirsty as a breastfeeding mom! It takes a lot of energy, nutrients, and water to create breastmilk, so you’ll want to have a water mug nearby.
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