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Essential Breastfeeding Products For Nursing Mums

Navigating through the many breastfeeding products available when you’re a new mum can be difficult. So, we’ve made it easier by narrowing down the essentials that are on the market to help make breastfeeding a stress-free experience. 

Cake Maternity Cotton Candy Sleep & Yoga Nursing Bra (available in four colours), $41.94, Pupsik Studio

Available in fashionable colours, this nursing bra is a must-have due to its innovative low T-back, which offers medium levels of support. The fabric moulded cups provide smooth seamless comfort while the side sling gives shape and supports discreet feeding. Made with unique, silky-soft yarn, you can expect ultra comfort throughout your nursing journey.

MAMA 2-pack Nursing Bras (available in three sets of colours), $44.95, H&M

Looking for something more affordable? The two-pack offers soft-cup, jersey-lined bras which are made from 95 per cent organic cotton and are supremely comfortable. The wide-set straps give solid support and lifts plus, the nursing clasps are easy to use too!

Hegen PCTOElectric Breast Pump, $395, Hegen

Created with the same core fundamentals as their bestselling manual breast pump, this electric breast pump is one of the lightest in the market and comes with a few thoughtful features for mothers, which includes a relaxation kneading massage feature to help soothe and calm tired muscles. Experience hassle-free, on-the-go charging that allows for your breast pump to be powered via a micro-USB charging port with any power bank!

Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump, $799, Mothercare

Small, lightweight and fixed with a clip, the double breast pump is designed with busy mums in mind. Highly efficient, the pump is conveniently sized with a rechargeable battery and gives you the option to pump almost anywhere. Another bonus is the memory function which enables you to set a suction level that you are comfortable with and it will automatically be set when you next use the pump. When you’re done, simply pack your bottles into a cool bag and store everything in your handy classic black tote!

Spectra S1+ Double Breast Pump, $398, Pupsik Studio

Consider this South Korean hospital-grade double breast pump that is compact and features a massage mode to stimulate milk production. Its closed system prevents backflow of milk into the motor and there are a total of 60 combinations you can choose from that fits your comfort level. The pump is also super easy to clean as only the funnels needs to be detached and washed after every use.

Wonderpillow 7-in-1 Maternity/Nursing Pillow, $99.90, Pupsik Studio

Winner of the Harper’s BAZAAR Most Loved Baby Care Best Nursing Pillow Awards 2016, the Wonderpillow is a multi-purpose seven-in-one maternity/nursing pillow that is uniquely designed to follow the natural contour and shape of your body. Shaped like a horseshoe, the pillow can be used before and after your child is born as a nursing pillow.

Bébé Au Lait x Sophie La Giraffe Complete Muslin Nursing Pillow (available in Carousel Pink or Blue), $88.90, Motherswork

Created by a nursing mum, this nursing pillow puts your baby at optimum height to promote a better latch. The dual-sided design makes the pillow reversible, which gives the option of a firm or soft surface; providing you and your baby all the support you need. The pillow has an open shape for a custom fit and both it and its removable muslin slipcover are machine washable.

Medela Purelan Nipple Cream (37g), $19.30, Mothercare

Ideal for soothing sensitive or dry nipples, this cream has been specially formulated to protect your nipples from dryness and sensitivity by replenishing the natural oils depleted through breastfeeding.

Mothercare It’s Your Body Pure Lanolin Nipple Cream (75ml), $33, Mothercare

Ease the discomfort of cracked and sore nipples with a gentle cream that is made from 100% pure lanolin. We know that painful nipples can make breastfeeding difficult, and this nipple cream has been specially created to keep you comfortable so that you can continue to pump or feed without feeling achy or sore. Convenient for everyday use, the cream comes in a handy tube that is great for keeping in a pocket or handbag to use whenever you need relief.

Medela Washable Bra Pad, $26.90, Motherswork

Made from a special anti-microbial material which reduces the risk of odours and bacterial growth, the bra pads have ultrasonically sealed stitching which prevents breastmilk from leaking out through the seams. The thin, breathable material ensures your comfort and a peace of mind when you need to look your best.

Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy, $19.90, Pupsik Studio

Approved by a Lactation consultant, these gel pads bring soothing relief for symptoms of breast engorgement, mastitis and clogged ducts. Non-toxic and reusuable, they can be used hot or cold and is also designed to fit around your breast pump to encourage let down and promote faster milk flow.