Make no mistake, breastfeeding can be hard but, with the right support, skills and handy hints and products, you might find that you take to it like a duck to water.
Here is our line-up of products, handy apps, online networks and books that will help make your feeding experience the best that it can be.
Increase and sustain milk supply with this amazing pump. easy-to-use and, with the Medela 2-Phase expression technology, it expresses in the same way as baby feeds. You can select the setting that suits your needs. Medela also does a great Breastfeeding starter Pack £24.99. Electric Breastpump £239 johnlewis.com
Soft, natural and washable breastpads, these are surprisingly absorbent, staying just as soft wash after wash. Love them. £9.50 jojomamanbebe.co.uk
Some mums experience problems with latch-on or have inverted, sore or cracked nipples in the early days of breastfeeding. These super-thin silicone covers can really help, covering the nipple and the holes in the tip allow milk to flow freely. Baby feeds normally through the silicone shield. £8.99 medela.co.uk/breastfeeding
A great tasty bar full of oats, nuts and seeds – perfect to have on the go when energy levels are down. Pack of 7 £7.70 freidapantry.com
These utterly delicious soft cookies contain Galatagogues (milk-enhancing ingredients). Wheat and soya free. storkanddove.com
Delicious organic herbal tea mixture for breastfeeding mothers. £5.95 weleda.co.uk
Made with only one ingredient, Lanolin, and 100% natural, this was my lifeline when feeding. A fantastic must-have to prevent any excruciating cracked sore nipples. Use as a preventative too. £10.49 boots.com
Wonderful relief for engorged or sore breasts. You can make it cool or warm for immediate relief. £12.95 johnlewis.com
A pack of three essential oils to give relief to engorged breasts, help milk supply and soothe sore nipples. they smell divine. £29.99 naturalbirthingcompany.co.uk
Contains Korean ginseng and Co Q10 to help provide some added energy plus a range of effective anti-oxidants to help support the immune system. £26.50 zitawest.com
A thick solid foam pillow, which gets the baby into a good comfortable feeding position. it is quite solid so stops mums having to lean over preventing back pain. £59.95 ergobaby.co.uk
Ideal for night feeds, it emits a soft and soothing glow while allowing you enough visibility to see what you're doing. The wearable design gives you a hands-free option. £40 jojomamanbebe.co.uk
New and easy-to-follow breastfeeding book with step-by-step illustrations for every possible breastfeeding challenge. By Geraldine Miskin (Vermilion) £14.99
The Medela app tracks feeds, amounts, which side next, sleep patterns and will act as an online diary of how your baby is developing.
The Breastfeeding network
the Breastfeeding Helpline