For breastfeeding mums who want their children to enjoy the nutritional benefits of breast milk but need a break from breastfeeding, breast pumps are a must have. Mums can express breast milk to be fed to their baby by somebody else, which can help new mums take a much-deserved rest and even get back some autonomy. A manual breast pump lets you control the pressure and flow, so that you can slowly build up momentum as your flow increases. They can take a little more time and effort, so some women prefer the convenience of electric breast pumps, which speeds up the process.
If you’re going to incorporate expressed milk into your feeding routine then you’ll need a good supply of baby bottles and you’ll also want to look at one of our baby sterilisers, which will clean bottles and teats for you between feeds. Whether you’re feeding from the breast or with a bottle you’ll find that feeds can take a long time and they are extremely frequent especially in those early months. This can mean that it’s easy for mums to develop back, neck, or shoulder pain as they sit for long periods in positions that aren’t especially comfortable. A nursing chair can take some of the pain out of feeding and give you a comfortable spot to feed your baby and enjoy the bonding experience with them.
When it comes time to move them onto solids then baby blenders will help you create delicious food for them from all-natural ingredients, putting you in charge of exactly what’s going into your baby’s diet. And be sure to get a quality highchair, whether it’s a standalone chair or a booster that attaches to your existing dining room chairs. Look for one that has easy clean surfaces and straps, plus enough room for your baby to feel comfortable while still being safe and secure.