As many of us know, and have experienced firsthand, breastfeeding can be a challenge. And as demanding as it can be physically, the emotional and mental toll on mothers can be even more difficult to manage. So today we’re sharing a few of our soon-to-be favorite gizmos and gadgets to help make breastfeeding your little one just a little bit easier. From the latest apps, to products made for leaky boobs, to tried and true staples to make you and baby a little big more comfortable as you embark on your breastfeeding journey, read on to see our list of favorites.
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This all-in-one app was designed to make your life easier! Keep track of your feeding schedule, log diaper changes, sleep schedules and medications. Even better, the app analyzes all of your data to help keep you and baby on track.
The user-friendly interface comes in handy, particularly during night feeds (when you have no idea what time it is) - all you need to do is click ‘start’ and ‘stop’ on the feed timer, and the app automatically keeps a log for you!
The LaVie Lactation Massager is the breastfeeding gadget we didn’t know we needed, and now we can’t live without it! Among a plethora of benefits, this gadget speeds up the milk letdown and breast emptying processes. It also reduces discomfort caused by clogged ducts and engorgement, an issue so many of us face. Beyond those benefits, using this gadget oftentimes creates a better latch for your little one due to a softening of the breast.
This hands-free pump fits inside any standard bra and pumps wirelessly. No cords and no tubes means less stress and things to do for you! It all happens right within your bra, and the no-spill technology ensures you can go about your daily routine worry-free. If you’re a mom-on-the-go and able to make the investment, the Willow might just be worth the splurge.
It’s called the Brest Friend for a reason. The support provided by this pillow is simply unmatched. It doesn’t shift while feeding, and neither will your little one! That’s not only convenient for us but everything staying in place helps with latching, while also preventing any strain on your back or neck. We highly recommend checking out this nursing pillow (and choosing from all the fun print options)!
A better alternative to traditional nursing pads: Lacticups actually collect leaked milk, so you can save every last drop without even having to pump! It’s also easily concealed under most bras and provides much-needed healing time for sore nipples. And a bonus? It can save you from milk spots seeping through your shirt!
One thing to keep in mind: Empty the milk regularly so you can actually use the leaked milk (rather than letting it go sour)!
This nipple shield helps with common breastfeeding issues including latching difficulties, flat nipples, overactive letdowns, and inverted nipples all with the goal of helping mamas breastfeed as easily as possible. The innovative cut-out shape allows for maximized skin-to-skin contact promoting as much mommy and baby bonding you could want!
The Kiinde Kozii baby bottle warmer creates a flowing warm water bath (as opposed to steam), to quickly and gently thaw and warm your breast milk in compliance with CDC and USDA guidelines. Unlike other warmers, Kozii does not require that you measure or add water with each use, creating a simpler way to warm up your milk supply for baby.
This one is a true gamechanger! Pour your pumped milk directly into this breastmilk chiller—no need for a fridge or bulky ice packs and plastic bottles. It's elegant and discreet enough to take with you anywhere and provide 20+ hours of safe chilling for 24 ounces of breastmilk. Not only is it compatible with most breast pumps, but it reduces the risk of contamination, is easy to use and transport and holds 12 - 34 oz of milk.
Made for breastfeeding and hands free pumping, this soon-to-restock bralette is perfect for everyday wear. Some of the features we love include high power stretch active jersey fabric, no pinch pull on bra band, wire free, and the ability to pull up or down for feeding access. And even better, it's a pretty alternative to ugly nursing bras.
Do you have a breast feeding gadget, app or product that you can’t live without? Tell us in the comments!