There are more breastfeeding products on the market than ever before — but which ones are actually worth your money? We thought we’d celebrate World Breastfeeding Week by sharing 11 favorites that have proven truly useful for many mamas.
Here they are!
This nursing tank is a great choice if you’re looking for that ideal mix of style and function. Featuring a full built-in nursing bra, adjustable shoulder straps and low-profile clasps, this tank makes it easy to nurse anywhere you are. Available in a variety of lovely colors, these tanks are extra long and nicely fitted, making them the perfect addition to any new mama’s wardrobe. You can read our in-depth review here.
Note: This is a sponsored addition to the guide. Although we did receive payment and/or free products in exchange for publishing a review of Glamourmom, our opinions are always our own. We select products very carefully, and never share items we wouldn’t consider buying for our own families.
- $49 from GlamourMom
This wonderfully natural nipple cream is made with a blend of calendula, shea and olive oil. Surprisingly thick and buttery, this balm is perfect for soothing sore nipples, as a gentle diaper cream or even as a backup lipbalm. It’s lanolin free, GMO-free and certified organic. Made in the USA.
- $12.99 from Earth Mama Angel Baby
These vibrant and luxurious nursing pads are made with two layers of organic wool interlock. Naturally antimicrobial, super absorbent and breathable, these pads are ultra soft to wear. Best of all, because they are made from wonderful wool, these nursing pads are nearly self cleaning. Simply lay out to dry and use again! Handmade by a mama in Arkansas.
- $50 from OzarkMountainMama
When it comes to pumping, sometimes simple is best. Made from food-grade silicone, this hand pump is free from BPA, PVC and phthalates. It’s sleek design is easy to clean, lightweight and great for taking along anywhere. Comes with handy lid to prevent spills, made in New Zealand.
- $36 from Haakaa
This is the ultimate in nursing pillows! Made from 100% organic cotton and filled with organic buckwheat hulls, this gorgeous moon-shaped pillow is free from pesticides and chemical treatments. Designed with real nursing moms in mind, this pillow will mold to fit your baby’s shape and stay in place. Its unique design makes this pillow super versatile so it can be used for years to come, making it totally worth the splurge. Made in the USA.
- $94 from Blessed Nest
Tired of wasting precious milk while nursing or pumping? The clever little device can be used in place a breast pad to collect the leaky milk and save it for later (just transfer to another container and refrigerate). Able to hold over 2 ounces of milk, the Milk-Saver has been thoroughly tested to ensure no chemical leaching and is phthalate/BPA free.
- $27.95 from Milkies
This soft and simple nursing bra, made with stretchy organic cotton, is great for those early days of nursing when comfort is paramount. Simply designed to leave out those uncomfortable clasps/closures and featuring a crossover front that makes it easy to pull aside for nursing. Perfect for pregnancy and sleeping too! Made in the USA.
- $33 from Majamas
This certified organic tea is made with a blend of time-tested herbs traditionally used to promote healthy lactation. A mixture of anise, fennel, coriander and fenugreek makes for a sweet, slightly bitter tea that’s great for those times when you need a little boost in milk production.
- $5.29 from Traditional Medicinals
A safe alternative to plastic storage bags or bottles, these adorable 4oz glass food storage containers are perfect for storing, freezing and warming pumped breastmilk. Containers and lids are free from BPA/phthalates/lead/PVC and feature convenient lines for measurement plus colorful leak-proof lids. Made responsibly in South Korea.
- $21.99 from MightyNest
A must-have item for any pumping mom who needs to multi-task (who doesn’t?) either at home or at work. Made from a blend of unbleached, undyed organic cotton and spandex, this pumping bra fits women of all sizes and can be used with any breast pump on the market. Made in Canada.
- $49 from Snugabell
There are tons of breast pumps to choose from these days but if you’re looking for combo of high-end and eco-friendly features, the Hygeia Enjoye stands out as the obvious choice. This double electric pump uses only BPA/phthalate-free plastic for all parts that come on contact with milk. Plus this lightweight unit includes customizable speed and pressure controls, a spacious carrying bag and tons of helpful accessories. Cordless version also available.
- $279 from Hygeia Health