This post is sponsored by Lansinoh. However, all opinions are 100% my own
Since I learned I was having twins the one thing I have been most nervous about has been the whole breastfeeding two babies situation. I was able to successfully breastfeed my now 2 year old for one year and am slightly afraid of what it looks like to feed two. Of course, you guys know by now I have been doing all the research I can and trying to prepare myself as best as possible in order to take on this new challenge.
There are some breastfeeding supplies that in my eyes are absolute must haves whether you are feeding 1,2,3,4 however many babies!
I have prepared myself with both reusable and disposable nursing pads. My all time favorite are the Lansinoh Ultimate Protection, they really do protect like nothing else. New to the market is their reusable and washable breast pads. I am super excited to try them out and share with you my thoughts on them once I get my nursing on!
Manual Breast Pump:
A manual breastpump saved my life many times. My response to it was great and there were times where outlets were not available that the manual pump was the best ever! I can’t wait to try my new Lansinoh Manual Pump
Hands Free Pumping Bra:
For those times you find yourself pumping with your electric pump, a pumping bra is a must. This leave your hands free for anything else and trust me you will need free hands. The Lansinoh Hands-Free Pumping Bra fits from sizes xs-l and can easily adjust with the velcro backing. This means when you fluctuate in size you can still use the same one!!!!
Have you ever seen how much milk comes out of the “unused” breast while nursing? With the Lansinoh Breastmilk Collector you can suction it onto the breast you are not nursing from and catch all the milk from the let down. Those small ounces end up adding up! Catch every drop you can!
Breastmilk Storage Bags:
I have tried various brands and found the Lansinoh to be my favorite. Of course there are many people who will advise you to use others. However, for me I had zero issues with leaking and spills. Because nothing is sadder than spilt breastmilk.
Ready for some TMI? During the first few weeks of breastfeeding an actual piece of my nipple fell off leaving me with an open wound. Chapped nipples are no joke and Lansinoh Soothies much needed relief. I swear you guys- you need them.
Another must have! The Thera Pearl by Lansinoh can be used as an ice pack or hot pack perfect for soothing whatever aches you need taken care of. I would often place it on my breast prior to latching Lia just to help with the let down. I had one impatient baby and one slow let down. Not to mention the comfort they provide if ever you have clogged ducts or even worst, mastitis.
Next to my glider I have equipped my side table with a basket full of my essentials to be fully prepared while nursing my boys. Aside from my essentials I keep a water bottle on hand as well as some quick snacks. The hunger of a breastfeeding mama is no joke!
I would love to know what your favorite products are in the comments below.