Congratulations on becoming a new mother or soon-to-be mother! Breastfeeding is a beautiful bonding experience between mother and child, but it can also be challenging, especially in the ﬁrst few weeks. One of the keys to successful breastfeeding is having a well-stocked and comfortable breastfeeding station. In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need for your nursing station, so you can focus on enjoying your breastfeeding journey.
Nursing Station Must Haves
Nursing Station Must Haves
Nursing Must-Haves Checklist
Breastfeeding at home can be a wonderful way to bond with your new little one, but it's important to be prepared with the right supplies. We’ve created a breastfeeding supplies checklist to help you out with all your nursing gear must haves! Keeping these must-have breastfeeding items on hand can help ensure a stress-free and successful breastfeeding experience at home.
1. Comfortable Seating
The ﬁrst and most important aspect of a successful breastfeeding station is a comfortable and supportive chair or rocker. You'll be spending a lot of time sitting while breastfeeding, so invest in a chair that provides good back support, armrests and enough room for you and your baby. Look for chairs with soft cushions and adjustable recline positions for added comfort.
2. Breastfeeding Pillow
Breastfeeding pillows are designed to support your baby at the right height and angle for optimal breastfeeding. They are especially useful for new mothers who may struggle with positioning and latching. Look for a pillow with a ﬁrm base that can be adjusted to ﬁt your body and your baby's needs.
3. Nursing Bras and Tops
Breastfeeding is a lot easier when you have the right clothing. It’s worth investing in nursing bras and tops that provide easy access without requiring you to remove your entire shirt. Nursing bras are usually designed with snap closures or pull-aside cups for easy feeding.
Our reusable nursing pads are also here to protect you from the leaks that come with breastfeeding. With our high-performance textile technology and a grip design that adheres to the inside of your bra cup, you can say goodbye to leaks when you’re out and about.
4. Breast Pump
Having a breast pump on hand can be a lifesaver for new mothers. Pumping allows you to store milk for times when you can't breastfeed and to relieve engorged breasts and plugged milk ducts.
Look for a pump that offers adjustable suction and speed settings, and consider buying a hands-free pumping bra for added convenience.
5. Nappy Supplies
Breastfeeding can also lead to frequent nappy changes, so make sure you have all the necessary supplies within reach. Keep a basket of nappies, wipes, nappy rash cream and sanitizer on your nursing station so all your nursing gear must haves are right there when you need them.
Tips for Breastfeeding at Home
Now that you have the perfect nursing station, let’s discuss some simple tips for breastfeeding at home. With this guidance, you can ensure that breastfeeding at home is a positive experience for both you and your little one.
Establish a Routine
It’s important to establish a routine that works for you and your baby. This could involve feeding at regular intervals, or simply being ﬂexible and responsive to your baby's needs.
Don’t Forget to Take Breaks
Even though most of your focus will be on taking care of your newborn, it’s still important to take care of yourself. Rest as much as possible, take breaks when necessary and trust in your body's ability to provide nourishment for your little one.
Reach out for Support
Don't be afraid to reach out for help or support if you need it. This could be from your partner, a lactation consultant or a breastfeeding support group.
Breastfeeding can be a challenging and rewarding journey, but having a well-stocked breastfeeding station can make all the difference. Remember, every mother and baby are different, so don't be afraid to try different products and strategies until you ﬁnd what works best for you and your little one. Happy breastfeeding!
For more advice see our blog Ten Tips for Breastfeeding Moms