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Top 5 Breastfeeding Registry Essentials: The Stuff You Really Need

Nursing my first son in April of 2008 thanks to some essential breastfeeding items. Photo by Adorable Photography

After making the decision to breastfeed, you are going to be overwhelmed by all of the gadgets, doodads, and thingamajigs that are marketed at you in stores and online.

After 17 months of nursing my first child, I can honestly tell you that you won’t use the majority of those products 99% of the time you’re breastfeeding.

So, what do you really need (other than boobs) to successfully, stylishly, and conveniently nurse your baby?  I’ve narrowed down my list to highlight my Top 5 Breastfeeding Registry Essentials after the jump.


  • Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Long Tank 1 of 5
    Glamourmom® Nursing Bra Long Tank
    At $44 this tank is a breastfeeding mom's wardrobe essential. They've lasted me through one child and are ready for the next (same one I'm wearing in the picture above). For $54 you can get one with tummy control. The cut is very complimentary to a new mom's physique.
  • Breastfeeding Buddy 2 of 5
    Breastfeeding Buddy
    This nifty clip will fit into the tiniest of diaper clutches and can turn any blanket into an instant nursing cover. Retails online for $8.50
  • Motherlove Nipple Cream 3 of 5
    Motherlove Nipple Cream
    This all natural herbal salve is the creme de la nipple cream for your sore, cracked nipples ($9.95).
  • Milkies Milk-Saver Breast Milk Collector 4 of 5
    Milkies Milk-Saver Breast Milk Collector
    No more crying over the milk that gets wasted in breast pads or on your shirt. For $23.95, you can save the milk that leaks when you're nursing the other side (it happens).
  • Mommy Necklaces Dangling Donut 5 of 5
    Mommy Necklaces Dangling Donut
    $28 As a breastfeeding mom, your jewelry/hair/glasses can become casualties to a grabby, nursling. Mommy Necklaces are designed to safely solve that problem and enable you to accessorize with nice bling in the process--WIN!

What products did you find absolutely essential to your breastfeeding success?

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