Breastfeeding accessories

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

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Soft, natural and washable breastpads, these are surprisingly absorbent, staying just as soft wash after wash. Love them. £9.50 jojomamanbebe.co.ukundefined

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

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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

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These utterly delicious soft cookies contain Galatagogues (milk-enhancing ingredients). Wheat and soya free. storkanddove.com

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Delicious organic herbal tea mixture for breastfeeding mothers. £5.95 weleda.co.uk

nursing tea

 

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

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Wonderful relief for engorged or sore breasts. You can make it cool or warm for immediate relief. £12.95 johnlewis.com

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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

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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

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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

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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

Meemoobaby Meelight

New and easy-to-follow breastfeeding book with step-by-step illustrations for every possible breastfeeding challenge. By Geraldine Miskin (Vermilion) £14.99
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The Medela app tracks feeds, amounts, which side next, sleep patterns and will act as an online diary of how your baby is developing.

Online Support

The Breastfeeding network

breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

the Breastfeeding Helpline

nationalbreastfeedinghelpline.org.uk