These are a few of my favorite things - VOL 1
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite pregnancy, postpartum and parenting products. I have quite a few “favorites” and have experienced a few duds. Share your favorites with me on Instagram or Facebook or leave a comment below! I’d love to feature Tharreō parent favorites as well!
Breastfeeding is a herculean task and takes a ton of patience and a lot of gadgets to make it slightly easier.
My favorite breastfeeding hack is the haakaa! This brilliant piece of silicone attaches to the breast your child is NOT eating from, catching any excess milk that flows. It uses light suction to encourage the flow. In the early days of breastfeeding when your supply is abundant, this can mean a huge stash of extra milk with literally NO effort on your part - well, besides having to remember to grab it before you breastfeed and then moving the milk to the fridge/freezer. This is a lifesaver and probably the number 1 thing I recommend you purchase.
I also LOVE a good hand pump. This is a quick and easy way to get some relief from engorgement, stuff in your purse for a quick pump while away from baby, or just generally keep around emergencies. I have thoughts on electric pumps that I will share later, but a great hand pump is awesome to have. I loved my Medela Harmony and found it easy to use and clean.
What other breastfeeding supplies do you all love?
*Please note - full disclosure - the links above are affiliate links and Amazon gives me a small stipend if you purchase from my link.