If you’re a pregnant mama, I’m sure you want a smooth postpartum recovery and breastfeeding experience. I can’t think of a mama who doesn’t! Having had four kids, I’ve been able to test out different products and pick my favorites. Here are my top picks for postpartum recovery and breastfeeding that I’ve personally used and highly recommend. Enjoy!
Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding
This book is amazing! If you’re planning on breastfeeding, it will convince you of how brilliant God in the way He designed our bodies. If you’re unsure about breastfeeding, I believe it will give you the confidence you may be needing to nurse successfully.
Under Wrapz Postpartum Belly Shaper
By far my favorite postpartum product! I purchased it during my third pregnancy and I wish I’d had it sooner! It helped my tummy go down much more quickly than before and also surprised me by providing awesome back support while I was nursing. I chose it over other postpartum girdles I saw online because I read reviews that the other ones ran very small. I put this on just hours after I delivered and would wear it pretty much all the time for weeks. Definitely a must have.
LeachcoDuo Nursing Infinity Scarf
My favorite nursing cover! I’ve tried others over the years but wasn’t a fan of them. What I really like about this one is that you can wear it 3 different ways, and you can even wear it as a scarf! And I REALLY like that my baby can’t lift it up and expose me to the world (which has happened before!). I’ve even used this as a carseat cover also.
This is currently the first time I’ve used washable nursing pads, and I like them! It definitely saves money. One tip I would give to any mama using washable nursing pads is to make sure that if you go out, take an extra pair with you. Sometimes you may have a lot of milk, and the pads will get soaked.
Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads
If you’d rather have disposable nursing pads, these are the ones to go with. I’ve tried other nursing pads and I’ve come back to these every time. They stay put (a problem with other nursing pads!) and can absorb a lot of milk. Don’t forget to pack some extra in your diaper bag!
An organic salve for sore, cracked nipples. I have one small tub of this and it’s lasted me two postpartums, with extra to spare.
You want to make sure you are eating as nourishing a diet as possible. This book is extremely eye-opening and very, very educational regarding what foods we need to be eating for optimal nourishment and how to prepare them. It’s changed the way my family eats and I know that we are healthier for it!
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