16 breastfeeding care package ideas that will make her life easier
These breastfeeding care package ideas include snacks and other goodies a breastfeeding mom will love that will make her life so much easier.
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We’re always told how natural breastfeeding is, but we’re not told about the massive learning curve.
Cluster feeding and cracked nipples during the first few weeks are just a few problems a breastfeeding mom may face during her breastfeeding journey.
Sending her a breastfeeding care package full of gifts that’ll make her life easier is one way for you to help and be supportive of her journey.
What is a breastfeeding care package
A breastfeeding care package is a collection of thoughtful and practical gifts that’ll help a breastfeeding mom succeed at her breastfeeding journey.
The package should include items that make breastfeeding easier.
How to create a breastfeeding care package
Creating a breastfeeding care package can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be.
Start with a cute storage basket and fill it with the items of your choice.
What to put in a breastfeeding care package
So now you’ve made it to the fun part where you decide all the goodies that go in your gift box.
The goal of these items are to be practical and things that will help her succeed at breastfeeding.
It’s not always easy to decide on gift ideas so here’s a few suggestions for your breastfeeding care package.
This manual breast pump is the holy grail for moms who want to build a freezer stash for whatever reason. She can easily collect milk at the same time she’s nursing her baby.
2. Nipple cream
Dry, cracked, and bleeding nipples will make breastfeeding more difficult and painful. She’ll need nipple cream to use after each nursing session and this one is great because she doesn’t have to wipe it off before nursing again.
3. Lactation cookies
All breastfeeding moms worry about their milk supply at some point during their journey. These lactation cookies are a convenient snack that also supports breast milk production.
4. Water bottle
To make liquid gold her body needs plenty of water. This encouraging water bottle will help her stay hydrated and keep her milk flowing.
5. Granola bars
Since oats are considered a lactogenic food (a natural way to help with milk production), grab her plenty of these granola bars.
7. Milk storage bags
If she plans on pumping breast milk she’ll need plenty of these storage bags that will save space in her freezer and she can send a few bags to her childcare provider.
8. Therapy gel packs
These therapy gel packs help relieve breastfeeding pain with either heat or cold application options. Whether she’s feeling engorged, has a clogged milk duct, or just wants to help her milk let down faster, these therapy pads will be useful.
11. Netflix gift card
Some nights, especially during cluster feeding, she may be awake a majority of the night. A Netflix gift card will make sure she’s entertained.
12. Breastfeeding book
An easy way for her to learn about breastfeeding is by reading this book. It tells real life stories of breastfeeding moms from different walks of life such as working moms, stay at home moms, and single moms.
13. Letter of encouragement
At times she’ll doubt herself and feel like giving up especially if she doesn’t feel supported. Writing her a letter of encouragement and telling her how amazing she’s doing will help her keep pushing forward.
15. Breast milk jewelry kit
Making breast milk jewelry is a great way to commemorate her breastfeeding journey. This easy to use kit helps her make jewelry that’ll last a lifetime.
16. Nursing pillow
A nursing pillow is essential especially in the beginning when she’s still learning different nursing positions. This is my favorite breastfeeding pillow.
Famous last words…
Although breastfeeding is natural, these breastfeeding care package ideas will help her dominate the learning curve and have a successful breastfeeding journey.
When choosing which gifts to add consider:
If you answer yes to any of those questions then it’s probably a great idea to include it in your breastfeeding care package.
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