Breastfeeding/Postpartum Essentials

Senita Nursing Bras

These are my FAVORITE nursing bras. I searched and searched with my first kiddo and couldn’t find anything I loved until I tried Senita. They are sports bras, but comfortable to wear under everyday T’s. The clips are sturdy and can easily be hooked and unhooked with one hand. The pads inside the bras don’t get bunched up when washing and drying. They hold up over several washes.

Silicone Breast Pump

These little pumps are the best to use to help build production. While nursing, you can suction this on the opposite breast and it will catch the letdown. I built my supply like crazy with my first by using this thing. I had to slow down on how often I was using it because I think I tricked my body into thinking I had twins. I was over-producing like crazy, but I was able to build a good freezer stock. There are tons of options out there, but this is the one I’m familiar with!

Nipple Butter

This was my favorite nipple cream I tried. I learned quick it’s important to keep up on using some sort of nipple cream the first 1-2 mo while breastfeeding. I used it after every feeding. Smeared it on like butter for real. This kind in particular smells nice and seemed to work better than others I tried. It will melt, so don’t leave it in your car.

Perineal Spray

This feels so good on your lady bits while everything is healing. It has a nice cooling effect and clean smell. I loved having it for the first 1-2 weeks postpartum.

Magnesium Supplement

This helped me with sleeping and constipation through pregnancy. You drink it right before bed. It has become a nightly routine for me and I plan to continue it post pregnancy.

Nursing Sleep Bras

These are so comfortable I continued to wear them post breastfeeding for nighttime. I’m ordering a second pack for baby #2 because I love them so much. They have held up to 3 years of lots of washes.

Cloth Nursing Pads

I used these for the first few months of breastfeeding. When I had oversupply I would leak a lot, not just overnight. These cloth pads were a lot more comfortable for me than the disposable ones and I felt like they looked better under t-shirts.