What do I need to breastfeed?
The only essentials needed for breastfeeding are mother and baby. However, there are some optional extras that may make feeding time more comfortable.
Nursing chair – A nursing chair and footstool offers support and comfort as you nurse your baby. Many also have a glide function, so you can gently rock back and forth for an extra soothing experience.
Nursing pillow – A nursing pillow lets you maintain your position and stay comfortable throughout a feed. Many are multi-purpose and can be used during pregnancy to support your bump while you sleep.
Breast pump – Some mothers choose to express milk using a breast pump so that they have a supply of their own milk bottled, should they want to return to work or stop breastfeeding from the nipple for a period of time. Many breast pumps let you control the level of vacuuming and are designed to be comfortable and efficient. If you decide to use bottles in this way, be sure to sterilise fully for clean and safe feeding.