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.

1. Haakaa 

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.

This manual breast pump is the holy grail for breastfeeding moms. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Since oats are considered a lactogenic food (a natural way to help with milk production), grab her plenty of these granola bars.

6. Nursing pads

Many moms leak breast milk which can be embarrassing in public and annoying during the middle of the night. These reusable nursing pads will make her life easier.

Many moms leak breast milk which can be embarrassing in public and annoying during the middle of the night. These reusable nursing pads will make her life easier.

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.

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.

These hydrogel therapy pads help relieve breastfeeding pain with either heat or cold application options.

9. Pumping bra

Pumping is a lot of work! So to make it easier for her, this hands free pumping bra allows her to still have both hands free to get things done while pumping milk.

Pumping is a lot of work! So to make it easier for her, this hands free pumping bra allows her to still have both hands free to get things done while pumping milk.

10. Nursing pajamas 

Having a pair of comfortable pajamas that allow her easy access to nurse, makes nighttime feeding sessions easier.

Having a pair of comfortable pajamas that allow her easy access to nurse, makes nighttime feeding sessions easier.

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.

An easy way for her to learn about breastfeeding is by reading this book which tells real life stories of breastfeeding 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.

14. Nice blanket 

A nice, comfortable blanket to keep at her nursing station is a must have.

A nice, comfortable blanket to keep at her nursing station is a must have.

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.

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.

A nursing pillow is essential especially in the beginning when she’s still learning different nursing positions.

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:

  • Is it practical?
  • Is it thoughtful?
  • Will it make her life easier?

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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