Of course you do only need a boob and a baby to breastfeed, but here are some great value top tips to make life a little easier –
1. 1. The seamless nursing bra – a great value bra that can be worn throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. Imagine becoming pregnant and those initial changes in breast size and that initial tenderness and being able to wear a comfortable unwired bra that would accommodate changes in breast and band size as well as being the most comfortable bra you’ve ever worn. Behold – the seamless nursing bra. Starting at just £10 each they have a wide under band which is comfortable with and without bump. The fabric is seamless and so does not rub anywhere, great for sleeping in. The cup is also flexible so that each cup accommodates changes in cup size up and down which is great for when your milk volume increases or when baby takes an extra long nap (lol! It can happen).
2. 2. The nursing vest has a tonne of uses throughout breastfeeding. I know I felt a little exposed at the hospital after having my babies, even though I had a private room on both occasions. A nursing vest gives baby access to the breast and you still feel that you are a little dressed having your belly covered. At home it’s a great vest to pair with pj bottoms for bed time and to slob around the house in when getting to know your baby. Wear the vest under a loose fitting top, blouse, cardigan or shawl to give you extra coverage when nursing in public and if the weather is like today (Thursday 19/6/14 and super hot) then you can wear the nursing vest alone to stay cool. The Emma-Jane nursing vesthas an A-frame which still gives a little coverage above the breast when the cups are open.
3. 3. There are many breastfeeding covers on the market. The Snoob breastfeeding scarf is stocked at BoobieMilk for a number of reasons. It was designed in the town I live in. The scarf is super flexible with lots of fabric and so you can use it how ever you want to provide as little or as much coverage as you need to feed, the fabric is super soft, and best of all I think, it can be worn before, during and after breastfeeding because it looks amazing on (even my mother wants one for Christmas), and the list goes on for the other ways you could use it when out and about (blanket, table cloth, sun shade, emergency towel, pashmina on a cool night).
4. 4. Having a baby can be expensive, so there are a number of ways you can save money, washable breast pads are a great solution to leaking breasts. They can be used time and time again to stop leaks and they are super soft on tender skin. Throw them in the wash (you’ll be doing a lot with a new baby), they even come in funky colours or just your usual black and white.
5. 5. The multipurpose nursing necklace. I love a product with lots of different uses, it saves money and in this case looks amazing. I guess my top money saving tip for something to distract baby would be an empty crisp packet (kept mine entertained for hours), but for those with more interest in style a nursing necklace or two or three can look great on and can be used for teething, twiddling, fiddling and distracting/attracting babies attention. There are so many different styles that you are sure to find one you like and they make great gifts too!
BoobieMilk is taking part in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Internet Scavenger Hunt 2014. Throughout this week there are 30 bloggers, 2 organizations and over 30 companies taking part so that you can learn about breastfeeding in the real world and share you stories and top tips through Social Media with the chance of winning lots of lovely breastfeeding and baby goodies.
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During Breastfeeding Week and the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Event BoobieMilk will be having Flash Sales as listed below.
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