New Mom Survival Tips

You hear and know there are advantages to breastfeeding; it is good to remember them when you are getting through the tough parts!

  • Breast milk provides the most complete form of nutrition for baby. 
  • Breastfed babies tend to gain less unnecessary weight.
  • Premature babies who are breastfed do better than those who are formula fed. 
  • Breast milk helps protect baby from bacteria and viruses.
  • Breastfed babies' immune systems have a better response to immunizations. 
  • Breastfeeding lowers Mom's risk of breast and ovarian cancers. 
  • Breastfeeding can help Mom lose the pregnancy pounds faster.
  • Every drop of breastmilk is helpful, even if you need to supplement.  

In addition to a couple great Nursing Bras, these are a few items we feel can help every new mother!

  • Comfortable Bra:  Anytime Nursing Bra - a must have for comfort at the end of pregnancy.  A great flexible first nursing bra.
  • Find a lactation consultant you can easily make an appointment with:  International Lactation Consultant Association is a great source click here. 
  • A Nursing Pillow (Such as My Breast Friend)
  • Nipple Cream - We love Motherlove as they are the healthiest and their materials don't tend to stain.
  • Washcloths - Keep them handy while nursing to mop up spills.
  • Nursing Pads - LilyPadz are reusable no leak pads, or a variety of other washable or disposable pads.
  • Water bottle - for thirsty nursing mom, you are drinking for 2 remember 64 oz / day!
  • Sleep - Right?  Take naps with your baby, sleep is important.  Sleep on your LEFT side, since this helps the distribution of nutrition to your growing fetus!
As a new mother new concerns arise because now you are really responsible for the health of a new being!  Try not to get too overwhelmed; yet be informed and do the very best you can to eat organic, use safe products and drink safe water!Here is a growing list of resources we have found helpful!
SAFE COSMETIC PRODUCT INFORMATION - GOOD GUIDE  or EWG SKIN DEEP 
HERB GUIDE FOR PREGNANCY / NURSING
TERATOGEN LIST AFFECTS GROWTH OF EMBRYO

 DRINKING WATER SAFETY SITE

Baby List Registry: it takes a village ideas to give mom 
Baby Registry that works across stores
Kelly Mom - one of the first mom advise sites 

Some New Mom Bra Tips:

Nursing Bra guide tips