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Breastfeeding Education Classes – $100 from our hospital
Have not been to these yet so no sure if they will be useful or not yet. Stories of our experience with breastfeeding. did it work for us, were we prepared? this is everything we got before the baby was born, on the recommendations of a Midwife, who breastfeed her own three children successfully, and a Neo Natal intensive care nurse who struggled with breastfeeding, pumped, used donor milk and pre-expressed colostrum for her child.
Breastfeeding soothing pads –
From the supermarket – THE COOLING PACKS Philips AVENT Thermal Gel Pads, 2-Pack
Nipple cream – Free as a Gift (but usually costs around $7)
A present at our baby shower – but you can buy them from the supermarket at this price. LANINOH is a lanolin based cream for breastfeeding mothers, and retails for around $7
Breastfeeding leakage pads – for in Fridge.
Also can just buy from the pharmacy, but we got ours as a gift at our baby shower. NURSING PADS. why do I need these? So that I don’t embarrass myself. About $10 for 60… and you have two boobs so that is 30 days of wear, if you’re lucky.
Pre-Baby Milking – Storing Colostrum –
Sterile Syringes, reusable with little caps – SYRINGES – to keep the colostrum in the freezer – 10 pack of Slip Tip Oral Medication Syringes with Tip Cap
Ended up getting them for free from the Midwives at the hospital.
Medela Breast Pump
MEDELA MANUAL PUMP for people who just need a pump a little extra. Only planning on using it a few times a week.
We needed to pump for every single feed! It was full on. Needed a manual pump to get as much milk as possible and also build up my supply. ELECTRONIC BREASTPUMP