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    Boppy Nursing Cover MFG: Boppy Store
    Why We Love It

    Of course, a nursing cover is not a must-have — many mothers choose not to use them, and some babies don't like them either. But if you do want to use one, the Boppy Nursing Cover is a favorite for good reason. Not only does the Boppy offer plenty of coverage, but there are special rings to help you remember which side you nursed or pumped from last. The neckline is sturdy and the strap adjustable. Not to mention, it has a pouch on the front and is machine-washable. “The top curves out a bit so you can see down it, and it doesn't fall on baby's face, just nicely over him,” wrote one What to Expect community member.

    Available at Amazon starting at $18
    Kindred Bravely The Marvella Nursing Bra MFG: Kindred Bravely Store
    Why We Love It

    You’re going to be feeding your little one often, especially in the first few weeks, so you’ll want to have easy access. Nursing bras are probably the most important clothing item to buy, since they allow you to unclip each cup so you don’t have to take the whole bra off every time you breastfeed. And Kindred Bravely is a tried-and-true favorite, thanks to the support, soft material and easy pull-aside access of the cups. Plus, these bras are wire- and clasp-free, making for more comfortable day-long wear. “[They're] super comfortable, breathable and so easy on my back and shoulders!” wrote one What to Expect mom.

    Available at Amazon starting at $33
    Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream MFG: Lansinoh Store
    Why We Love It

    Your nipples may get sore from all that activity, especially if your baby has trouble latching early on. Dry, cracked nipples can be soothed with nipple cream that's safe for baby. There are several types of nipple cream on the market, but Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream is a safe bet. It's hypoallergenic, has no additives and (most importantly) is safe and effective. Plus, when baby moves on to solid foods, you can use the Lansinoh for other purposes, such as lip moisturizer or cuticle care cream.

    Available at Amazon starting at $8
    Lansinoh Stay Dry Disposable Nursing Pads for Breastfeeding MFG: Lansinoh Store
    Why We Love It

    Breast pads help to absorb milk if your breasts leak, preventing the milk from leaking through your bra to your top. You can get disposable ones and washable ones, but you might need to try a few different brands until you find ones that suit you best. Being less wasteful than disposable breast pads, washable breast could pads save you money in the long run. These have a waterproof layer and come in a handy mesh bag for easy storage.

    Available at Amazon starting at $23
    Medela Quick Clean Breast Pump And Accessory Wipes MFG: Medela Store
    Why We Love It

    It’s important to clean your breast pump parts after each session, but when you’re nowhere near a sink, these Medela wipes come in handy. These hygienic wipes (free of alcohol, bleach and fragrance) are safe and super-effective for cleaning breast pumps, breast shields, valves, membranes, bottles and even the pump itself, all in a jiffy. What really puts them ahead of the pack is the fact that they can also be used on changing tables, high chairs and even your countertops. Their versatility makes them the best bang for your buck.

    Available at Amazon starting at $19
    Medela Sonata Smart Double Electric Breast Pump MFG: Medela Store
    Why We Love It

    A quality breast pump is, for many, a must among breastfeeding accessories. This 2019 Best of Baby award winner is a fully optimized, hospital-strength device that really means business. It’s portable, quiet and has customizable settings. Plus, it connects to the MyMedela app, which tracks your sessions and offers helpful (and personalized!) breastfeeding content based on your goals.

    Available at Amazon starting at $400
    My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow MFG: My Brest Friend Store
    Why We Love It

    A good nursing pillow helps support baby on your lap, propping him up to reach your nipple more comfortably. While there are countless options out there, What to Expect community moms rave about the My Brest Friend Deluxe nursing pillow. This firm, flat pillow delivers plenty of support, and has a Velcro strap for simple one-hand use. Not to mention, the wrap-around design helps infants stay in place (yes, please!). “A lactation consultant had me use a My Brest Friend, and it was life-changing," one What to Expect community member wrote. "I literally couldn't have breastfed without it those first few months."

    Available at Amazon starting at $40
    Why We Love It

    On the topic of bottle-feeding, check out these genius baby bottles designed specifically for breastfeeding babies. The unique, breast-like shape makes it easier for baby to transition from real nipple to bottle nipple. It’s also designed to prevent colic and gas, courtesy of a ventilation system that reduces air pressure inside it.

    Available at Amazon starting at $12
    Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags MFG: Medela Store
    Why We Love It

    These microwavable sterilizing steam bags are one of the most amazing inventions…ever!! Normally, to sterilize your breastfeeding products or pumping accessories, you need to wash and boil them. That takes a while! However, with these convenient steam bags, all you have to do is pop items into the bag with a little bit of water, seal, and microwave according to the directions on the box (about 3 minutes). Best of all, the bags are reusable up to 20 times, so one box lasts a while! You can sterilize just about anything that will fit in the bags: bottles, lids, nipples, pump parts, pacifiers, and small toys. (I don’t recommend steaming pump tubing however, as it melts easily).

    Available at Amazon starting at $13