More often than not, mothers are clueless about how much to feed, how frequently to do, and the big bad question of them all is, “is my baby still hungry?”.
But as days go by, you get better at identifying the signs of a full tummy and a hungry, cranky one. But till the time it happens, having the essentials of different baby products all within your arms’ reach is a big source of peace. Read on to find out five essential feeding accessories that you must have as a new mother. Happy reading.
Products You Need While Breastfeeding
One of the biggest joys of motherhood is the whole breastfeeding experience. Not only is your breastmilk the best nourishment for your little one (at least for an initial couple of months), it also helps your baby bond with you in the sweetest manner. Research shows that breastfeeding is the best gift you can give your tiny tot. Here are three breastfeeding essentials you should include in your baby care package.
- Nursing Pads –
There’s nothing more frustrating for a mother who is probably just starting to entertain houseguests to find milk leakage. Milk leakage is quite common in the first couple of weeks postpartum. Nursing pads are like the saving grace for all new moms. These are easy to wear and effectively soak up any milk leaks.
- Breastfeeding Pillows –
Every parent who goes through a birthing class knows breastfeeding, albeit a rewarding experience, can cause pain and discomfort for the mother if you don’t do it right. The most common support pillows are the U-shaped ones which allow you to rest your arm and the baby while feeding. They help ease cramps due to awkward holding positions, especially if you feed multiple times for long durations.
- Breast Pump –
Even if you are still on your maternity break, there will be times when you cannot feed your child frequently or have to go out to run some errands. A breast pump is your best friend in all such situations. They make sure you have a steady supply of breast milk for your baby even if you cannot actively feed.
Products you Need While Bottle Feeding
While breastfeeding is very important, it has to stop eventually. Don’t let anyone guilt you into believing otherwise! Here are two important bottle-feeding essentials (other than the bottle itself) you must consider buying.
- Bottle Warmers –
If your little one prefers a warmer bottle, getting a good bottle warmer should be your top priority. Please remember to buy one good enough for all your bottles because size can be a major issue.
- Sterilizers –
It’s very important to clean your baby feeding products, especially bottles after every use, especially when you buy a bottle. So, invest in a good sterilizer straightaway.
The life of a new mother is anything but easy. Feeding, cleaning, taking care of their sleep, and of course, checking in on health are only the major areas that new moms lose their sleep over.
But having the right accessories is a major lifesaver. Here’s hoping these five feeding products will make your life a little easier.