Basic Breastfeeding Supplies You registered for the breastfeeding supplies that your “breasties” insisted that you needed to have.  As well-meaning as your fellow milky mamas are, their breastfeeding recommendations may not be for you.  Breastfeeding for new moms is a unique experience.  These are the bare bones must-haves before your newborn latches on: The basics: (hover mouse over image for details) Breast pads Daytime nursing bras Nighttime nursing bras Boppy Nursing tops Nipple cream Baby wrap carrier Nursing cover Eco-Friendly Breastfeeding Recommendations Crunchy moms, unite!  I have taken the “basic breastfeeding supplies” list from above and gave it an eco-friendly twist.  Breastfeeding for new moms…crunchy style: (hover mouse over image for details) Eco-friendly

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Basic Breastfeeding Supplies You registered for the breastfeeding supplies that your “breasties” insisted that you needed to have.  As well-meaning as your fellow milky mamas are, their breastfeeding recommendations may not be for you.  Breastfeeding for new moms is a unique experience.  These are the bare bones must-haves before your newborn latches on: The basics: (hover mouse over image for details) Breast pads Daytime nursing bras Nighttime nursing bras Boppy Nursing tops Nipple cream Baby wrap carrier Nursing cover Eco-Friendly Breastfeeding Recommendations Crunchy moms, unite!  I have taken the “basic breastfeeding supplies” list from above and gave it an eco-friendly twist.  Breastfeeding for new moms…crunchy style: (hover mouse over image for details) Eco-friendly

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Your first registry:  Amazon Baby Registry Baby registry 101…you want the most awesome baby stuff, but you are expecting a baby.  This means that you are expecting expenses.  The goal here is to get your fan club (aka, family and friends) to buy them for you.   The best way to ensure that you get what you want is from a registry.  Not just any registry, though.  You need one that makes it really easy for people to shop for what YOU want.  This prevents your aunt from winging it and buying you an ugly flowery nursing cover.  Yes, I’m scarred.  See my article “Mind Your Own Boobies!- Public Breastfeeding”.  I’m not

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Your first registry:  Amazon Baby Registry Baby registry 101…you want the most awesome baby stuff, but you are expecting a baby.  This means that you are expecting expenses.  The goal here is to get your fan club (aka, family and friends) to buy them for you.   The best way to ensure that you get what you want is from a registry.  Not just any registry, though.  You need one that makes it really easy for people to shop for what YOU want.  This prevents your aunt from winging it and buying you an ugly flowery nursing cover.  Yes, I’m scarred.  See my article “Mind Your Own Boobies!- Public Breastfeeding”.  I’m not

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As I mentioned in my article, “Mind Your Own Boobies- Public Breastfeeding”, you’re going to have to venture outside of your home unless the reclusive lifestyle is for you.  The key to success for taking your pumping show on the road is planning ahead.  Whether you have a single electric breast pump, a double electric breast pump, or a battery operated breast pump, make sure that you have all of the parts. First things first: get a good bag for breast pumps and organize it well using the checklist below. Download the Nursing Room Locator App by Moms Pump Here (found on iTunes and Google Play).  This GPS-enabled app searches to

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As I mentioned in my article, “Mind Your Own Boobies- Public Breastfeeding”, you’re going to have to venture outside of your home unless the reclusive lifestyle is for you.  The key to success for taking your pumping show on the road is planning ahead.  Whether you have a single electric breast pump, a double electric breast pump, or a battery operated breast pump, make sure that you have all of the parts. First things first: get a good bag for breast pumps and organize it well using the checklist below. Download the Nursing Room Locator App by Moms Pump Here (found on iTunes and Google Play).  This GPS-enabled app searches to

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 Pump Breast Smart From the Start Before your baby arrives, start your breastfeeding journey ready to go.  Click on the links within the checklist for product information. electric pump breast (When you can’t nurse baby breast pump is key!) manual pump breast (Yes, you need both.) nursing wrap/carrier (Perfect for carrying and nursing privacy) nursing pillow (Boppy) extra cover for nursing pillow glider or rocker electric pump breast feeding accessories daytime nursing bras (at least 4- pregnancy size or bigger) nursing sleep bras (at least 2-pregnancy size or bigger) nursing nightgowns and nursing pajamas (at least 2) nursing tank tops (at least 2) nursing tops (at least 4) breast milk storage

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 Pump Breast Smart From the Start Before your baby arrives, start your breastfeeding journey ready to go.  Click on the links within the checklist for product information. electric pump breast (When you can’t nurse baby breast pump is key!) manual pump breast (Yes, you need both.) nursing wrap/carrier (Perfect for carrying and nursing privacy) nursing pillow (Boppy) extra cover for nursing pillow glider or rocker electric pump breast feeding accessories daytime nursing bras (at least 4- pregnancy size or bigger) nursing sleep bras (at least 2-pregnancy size or bigger) nursing nightgowns and nursing pajamas (at least 2) nursing tank tops (at least 2) nursing tops (at least 4) breast milk storage

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