Baby Gear: Feeding


- Motherhood Maternity nursing bras. I like these ones because they lift up rather than snap down. When you've got a very hungry baby on your hands, it just makes things a little bit simpler.

- Bebe Au Lait nursing cover. This came in handy when Claire was in the NICU, because I could pump while visiting her and not have to worry about nurses constantly coming in. But, since staying in the NICU also got Claire used to taking bottles, we give her one when we're out of the house during a feeding. So, I'm not sure how much more use we'll get out of this, but time will tell.

- Kushies nursing pillow. I purchased this over the Boppy pillow based on a friend's recommendation. Now, having used both and having had somewhat of a rough start to nursing, I can say she was definitely right!

- The First Years manual pump. Before Claire was born, I bought a cheap manual pump, thinking I'd only need it for the occasional date night. But, after using a hospital-grade for the last month while we transition to nursing exclusively, I don't think I can go back to manual!

- Life Factory glass bottles. We have two of each size of these with the accompanying three stages of nipples and sippy cup tops. I try to avoid plastic when there's a good alternative, and while these are a little pricier than plastic bottles, I figured the fact that they could be used as sippy cups too made up for the extra cost.

- And, of course, Lasinoh nursing pads, lanolin cream, and milk storage bags.


  1. ooh - a bra that lifts UP! I've never seen one like that, but it makes a lot more sense.

  2. I love our Life Factory bottles! I also bought the screw top lids and use them as a water bottle in my purse when I'm out and about. The only downside is that they're so heavy. Now that Evie is almost capable of holding her own bottle, it's too heavy for her to hold and lift. I do have some BPA free plastic ones that we received as gifts that I might let her use when she feeds on her own. Also, now that Evie is teething, the Life Factory teethers are her favorite toy. I put them on those pacifier leash things so she always has it on hand in her carseat, at Mass, or while we're passing her around at parties...and it doesn't fall on the floor!

    How is transitioning from pumping to nursing? I tried to do it around 6 weeks and we did okay, but by then i was in such a routine of exclusively pumping that I just kept with that. I am really impressed that you're giving it a go! I hope the best for you!

    Oh, you should try cloth nursing pads. I have 6 pairs and I LOOOVVVE them! You can get them on kellyscloset.com - they're made from the same materials as cloth diapers.

    Okay, that's probably enough unsolicited advice from a blog stalker ;-)


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