Looking for the best breastfeeding supplies? Here is my list of 10 breastfeeding essentials for nursing moms.

10 Breastfeeding Essentials for Nursing Moms

Breastfeeding isn’t always easy but I’m here to make it a little bit easier as you prepare to nurse your new baby. As a mom of three, I’m sharing 10 breastfeeding essentials. These are my favorite items for nursing moms. 

Note, I’m a nursing and a working mom, so these items are right for me but may not be what you need in your situation. I’d love to hear what you loved / didn’t need in the comments below. 

I welcomed my third baby last month and breastfeeding, while easier than with my first, was a bit more challenging than it was with my second baby.

For starters, my nipples hurt again! Thankfully I knew this would pass and was able to pull supplies from my toolkit that allowed me to continue on with a little less pain. 

If you find yourself struggling to nurse your baby, I highly recommend scheduling a visit with a lactation consultant, even better if they are registered as an IBCLC.

I visited one with my oldest baby and learned a ton of tips on latching, as well as received peace of mind for how many ounces he was typically getting during a feeding. Most hospital networks will have one and most insurance will cover it. 

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10 Breastfeeding Essentials: Must Have Items for Nursing Moms


Aside from these products you’ll want to make sure you have a water bottle and snacks handy. I swear as soon as I start nursing I am so thirsty. There are so many fun ideas for breastfeeding stations if you search on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoyed this list of 10 breastfeeding essentials for nursing moms. What are your favorite breastfeeding items? Share them in the comments below. 

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Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! Sign up for my email list to enjoy all the free printables.

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