Breastfeeding is a unique and wonderful bonding experience between mother and baby. Whether or not breastfeeding is the right path for you, preparation is the best step forward before your baby arrives. It is absolutely essential that mama and baby both feel comfortable and relaxed when embarking on a feeding journey together, and there are some must-have items that we’ve compiled to achieve just that!

Baby Wraps
Is there anything a muslin blanket isn’t good for?! The answer is no! We have one in every bag, bassinet and pram compartment to grab and use whenever, for whatever! Muslin wraps come in handy when feeding in public for added modesty for mama, and a calm sheltered environment for
baby. Plus, if you have a few on you and aren’t too fussed by getting it dirty, they make a great burp cloth for post-feed.
We have great range of muslin wrap designs available here.

Burp Cloths
On that note, you can never have too many burp cloths close by when feeding. Reflux is extremely common in babies, which is why it’s completely normal for bub to burp up milk after a feed. Burp cloths are super soft, perfectly sized squares of practicality. Look for varieties that are made with natural materials, like the gorgeous Copper Pearl designs we have available.
Take a look at our burp cloths here.

Nipple Balm 
Nipple balm is made to protect and soothe cracked and irritated nipples, which is sadly an all-too-common side effect of breastfeeding. Deeply enriched with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, our Nipple Balm from The Hermosa Co is an absolute must-have for any breastfeeding mum.
Mama, you’re a superhero, and so are your nipples!
Shop our nipple balm here.

Lactation Tea
Beautiful botanicals and herbs are amazing ways to give you a boost from the inside out, and the same goes for lactation varieties. The Breastfeeding Tea Co specialises in lactation teas that support breastfeeding mum’s milk supply. It’s 100% natural and organic ingredients are all hand blended. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!
Shop our yummy lactation tea here.

Last but not least, remember not to be too hard on yourself if you find breastfeeding a little tricky. It can be a tough experience for some, and for others it comes easily. At the end of the day, the most important thing is doing what works for you and your bub!
May 14, 2021 — Vanessa Berryman