Keep in mind that the only thing you absolutely need to feed your baby doesn’t come from a store. Truly….you only need two things…you…and…your baby (and solid food for babies beyond 6 months of age). However, below are some of our favorite products that we’ve personally found very helpful so we want to share them with you. We have no affiliations with these companies or products, only spreading the word about things we love. Enjoy!
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 400 IU of vitamin D supplementation for breastfed infants starting in the first days of life. This supplement is very easy to administer.
This product is wonderful to collect milk from leaking breasts without pumping. It minimizes mess and saves every last drop.
These are great for milk storage and the screw tops prevent leaks. Kiinde also makes adaptors for most pump brands so you can directly pump into the pouch.
This nursing pillow can be especially helpful for positioning during the newborn period. Boppy makes covers for the pillow in all kinds of fun colors and patterns.
This silicone breast pump is easily portable and dishwasher safe. It’s a great way to collect milk or relieve engorgement.
We love a nice big water bottle and you may find yourself super thirsty while nursing. As a busy mom, a large water bottle can help so you’re not constantly filling up smaller bottles.
This pumping bra easily clips into most standard nursing bras for a hand-free pumping experience.
These can be helpful to use between feedings if you experience damage or sensitivity. We discuss detailed tips for nipple care in our prenatal breastfeeding class “Ready, Set, Latch!”.
These disposable nursing pads are super absorbent and will keep you clean and dry. No more worrying about leaks.
These reusable nursing pads are absorbent, machine washable and very soft.
A small amount of lanolin after feedings can promote healing if you’re experiencing sensitivity or damage. We discuss detailed tips for nipple care in our prenatal breastfeeding class “Ready, Set, Latch!”.
We love this nursing bra from Target. It’s super affordable, has sewn in cups, and clasps in the back so you don’t have to pull it over your head. It comes in lots of pretty neutral colors and is machine washable.
This double electric breast pump is a mama favorite! It’s a closed system, very quiet and has a powerful, adjustable suction. Before buying a pump, click here to see if it’s covered by your insurance!
All the things of the popular S2 pump, but this pump is more portable with a rechargeable battery. The only downside is it’s more expensive and some insurances only cover a portion of the cost.
This double electric breast pump is quickly becoming another mama favorite! It features a closed system and is very quiet. It has a powerful, adjustable suction and comes in a battery operated version. Before buying a pump, click here to see if it’s covered by your insurance.
If you’re having trouble finding a proper flange size for your electric breastpump, Pumpin Pal has a variety of different size options that fit popular pump brands such as Spectra, Motif and Medela.
These are great for sterilizing pump parts at work or on the go! They are easy to carry around and each bag can be used up to 20 times.
This sterilizer is great for sterilizing pump parts. It’s not as easy to transport as the steam bags, but it’s easy to use and clean and does not require repurchasing bags. All you need is a microwave and water.
This rack definitely lives up to its name, high capacity! It holds a lot more bottles, nipples and pump parts than some of the competitors without taking up too much counter space.
This warmer is great for safely heating/thawing refrigerated or frozen breastmilk if you’re using Kiinde Twist storage pouches. It’s less efficient for warming milk already transferred to bottles.
This insulated breastmilk storage bag with ice pack is conveniently designed to fit Kiinde Twist milk storage pouches. Great for transferring milk to and from work or childcare.
This high chair is great for so many reasons! Your little one can be a part of mealtimes at the table with the rest of the family. It’s easy to clean and reassemble – the entire cloth piece is machine washable! Also great for meals on the go and comes with a travel bag.
This silicone placemat is designed to conveniently fit under the Guzzie+Guss Perch. It protects your table, is easy to clean and provides a safe surface for your baby to eat.
The mini mat suctions to a table or high chair to prevent tipping or throwing of plates/bowls at mealtimes. It’s made of silicone and dishwasher safe.
If you plan to make your own baby food, these 2-ounce containers are great for freezing/stacking/storing prepared baby food. You can also use regular 4-ounce mason jars.
These mesh storage pouches are great for storing pump parts that haven’t totally dried after washing/sterilizing. Easily transport to and from work or home while air drying.
These are great for collecting and storing colostrum for the first few days of your baby’s life.
These bottles are a great choice for breastfed babies due to an optimal nipple shape. They are very affordable and come in different sizes (glass or BPA-free plastic options). The regular Dr. Brown nipples can be used with these bottles too.
This high chair is very affordable, cute, and super easy to clean- a win-win! Consider buying a footrest for better comfort and positioning.
This third-party adjustible footrest is compatible with the IKEA Antilop high chair and helps keep your child positioned properly and comfortable while eating.
This third-party cushion is compatible with the IKEA Antilop high chair and helps keep your child positioned properly and comfortable while eating. The liner is machine washable and easy to clean.
This third-party placemat is compatible with the IKEA Antilop high chair and makes for an easy clean up. It’s made out of food-grade silicone.
This silicone training cup is great for babies 6 months and older who are learning to use an open cup.
This silicone training cup is great for babies 6 months and older who are learning to drink from a straw.
These silicone utensils are great for babies 6 months and older who are learning to feed themselves. They are made out of food-grade silicone.
These leak-proof, BPA-free lunch boxes are great for baby/toddler portion sizes on the go.
Perfect for a teething baby! You can freeze pureed fruit, smoothies or breastmilk to soothe sore gums.
These snack containers hold snacks on the go and your baby can practice grabbing food with a pincer grasp.
The unique nipple shape for these bottles promotes a wide latch, the nipples provide a slow flow for paced bottle feeding, and the bottles are designed with venting to prevent colic and gas. A great choice for breastfed babies!
This small, silicone cup is the perfect size to practice open cup skills with infants older than 6 months old.
This cup is a great option for helping babies 6 months and older to learn to use a straw. You can gently squeeze the bottle to assist them.