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my breastfeeding essentials

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds – thanks for your support!

Yesterday I posted about how things are going with breastfeeding the 2nd time around, so today I thought I’d share a few of my breastfeeding essentials. One of the the biggest perks of breastfeeding is that it doesn’t really require much “gear,” well except what’s attached to you I guess ;)

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some awesome products to make it even more enjoyable:

1. Snacks
If you know me at all, you probably aren’t surprised that food is first on my list! But seriously, having snacks around is SO important for breastfeeding. When you’re up at 3:00am and hunger strikes, you want something easy to grab.

oven roasted almonds chocolate
I’ve been loving these bags of oven roasted almonds from Blue Diamond. They sent me the Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt flavored varieties, and while both were good, chocolate was the clear winner for me! I keep them stashed in Everly’s nightstand!

oven roasted almonds
Along the same lines as snacking, I’ve found that a hearty breakfast is important. I’ve been making my crock pot steel cut oats with this almond milk – it has a slight honey flavor along with the traditional vanilla. YUM!

almond breeze vanilla almond milk
2. Nipple Balm
Yes, I said nipple balm. Breastfeeding can be oh so glamorous ;)

I ordered some nipple balm from The Honest Company’s new feeding line, and I have been LOVING it! It’s not sticky like the other brands I’ve tried, and it totally does the trick!

honest nipple balm
3. Nursing Cover
I know some mamas are completely comfortable breastfeeding without a cover, but I’m just not one of them. I was sent this adorable nursing cover from Covered Goods that doubles as a carseat cover too (and shopping cart cover, scarf, etc).

It’s light, breathable, stretchy – I can’t even tell you how awesome it is! I actually ordered a 2nd one to put into rotation while the other’s being laundered.

covered goods
Your turn:
Do you have any favorite products I should try?

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