From a baby refusing to latch on properly, to sore and cracked nipples, it is an unfortunate but true fact that breastfeeding can be difficult.
Fortunately help is at hand, not just through the many breastfeeding groups that are available to attend at hospitals and clinics, but also through an array of innovative and highly useful products.
We explore three great products designed to making what is supposed to be one of the most natural achievements of life that bit easier.
Boppy Prop Pillow $35.99
With your back hunched over for hours a day it is no wonder that many mums get backache when they are breastfeeding. The problem of having sore back whilst nursing your baby can be easily remedied by placing a pillow under your baby.
We like the Boppy Prop Pillow, as it props your baby up to your level meaning that no more hunching over is required, and, unlike a ‘conventional’ pillow, the Boppy Prop Pillow range come in great colours and designs.
Lansinoh Lanolin Topical Treatment $9.99
Sore and cracked nipples can be excruciating for mums. Gently rubbing some Lansinoh treatment on the nipples gives back some of that much needed moisture to the area and can give immediate relief.
What’s more, without having any additives or preservatives, unlike many other nipple lotions, you don’t have to wash Lansinoh off before putting your baby back on the breast.
Organic Nursing Pads $5.99 for a set of six
With a new baby your washing load will inevitably triple to put it mildly! Avoid an excessive mound of washing and embarrassing stains on your shirt by placing a nursing pad in your bra to absorb any leakages from your nipples.
Organic nursing pads are great as they can be washed time and time again, meaning you’re not continually forking out for new nursing pads.