I feel like nursing is like pregnancy... it's fleeting (well for me anyways as I can't see myself nursing for longer than six months to a year) and because it's fleeting it's hard to justify buying lots of nursing clothing and gear. I could see it being more justifiable if say you didn't have twins, it didn't take a team of medical experts and a lot of cash to get you pregnant and you were therefore contemplating future offspring.... however, that happens to be my reality so this will likely (never say never) be my only bout of nursing.
Here are a few things that have made my nursing experience that much better....
2 Pair Regular Bamboobies Nursing Pads
Boob - B Warmer Hoodie Red Flame - Baby Shop
Natural Nipple Butter - organic and all natural nipple cream for sore...
Boob Nursing Singlet White | Stockholm Objects
Bebe au Lait Shop: Mosaic Nursing Cover
nneka nursing pillow green floral - $CAD60.00 : Toronto baby store....
Yes I know you can nurse in your regular clothes. It may mean exposing your back and tummy to the elements which in our city means weather that is borderline chilly now but will soon turn to a deep down cold to the bone cold. Nursing tops just make the whole experience that much more convenient and that much more comfortable.
So far I have three nursing tanks and one nursing hoodie. I love love love the hoodie. I love it so much in fact that I am trying to track down another one online on sale.
The bamboobies are amazing I promise you. So so superior to any other nursing pads that I've tried.
The nursing cover is definitely a must have in my opinion. It would be wonderful if everyone just breastfeed freely in public but unfortunately such is not the case so I will stick it out with the cover. I tell the girls that they are camping as it is essentially a big tent over them that I can peak into.
The Nneka nursing pillow is a new purchase (well a gift from Nan & Papa). I was in a local store (the Extraordinary Baby Shoppe) the other day when Isla suddenly demanded to eat right then and there. Luckily they are well prepared for instances like this and quickly offered me a comfy chair and this pillow to use. I was hooked. It is so much more user friendly compared to the gigantic my breast friend twin nursing pillow that I have.
That's it so far. Am I missing anything?