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April 8th, 2016

Things Every Breastfeeding Mom Needs

Breastfeeding is the most natural and efficient way to give your baby the best nutrition available. Your breast milk is a super food that is crafted to suit your child’s needs to be healthy. Breast feeding can be demanding, burns hundreds of extra calories a day, and hard on your body- with all that taken into account, you will want a few supplies to make this task a little easier.

Your child’s saliva mixed with the friction of feeding can cause your nipples to become irritated, and the added mass of your breast milk can make your breasts really sore.  Some mommies prefer Hyrdrogel Pads, which you freeze, and then slip inside your nursing bra. These awesome little pads provide cooling relief to sore breasts and nipples. If you’re dealing with irritation, lanolin may be the way to go. Aeroflow Healthcare carries Medela Tender Care Lanolin for only $2.99.

Breast milk can be a little messy and cause a mildew-stench if it gets on your clothes or in your bra- disposable nursing pads are a MUST HAVE for women who breastfeed.  These go inside your nursing bra and catch any breast milk that may leak.

A breast pump is a great item for breast feeding mothers to have as well. If you plan to return to work, be on-the-go, or pump and store your milk, an electric breast pump will accommodate your needs perfectly. Per the Affordable Care Act, the pump may be covered at little to no cost to you. You can find out if your policy is compliant by completing the simple, three-step Qualify Through Insurance form. A Breastpump Specialist will contact your insurance company, verify your coverage and network status, and get back to you with your options within 3-5 business days. Breast pumps will also allow you to continue to provide breast milk to your child if an issue with breastfeeding itself ever arises. If this happens, you may want to consider getting a cooler and some extra milk storage containers so you pump and store throughout the day.

ModernDayMoms.com recommends a Boppy for all breastfeeding mothers, and it’s such a great convenience. It allows you to feed your child more comfortably by contouring to your midsection, while simultaneously providing the baby a comfortable place to lie while feeding. Aeroflow offers Boppy Pillows for the low price of $39.99.

If you have any questions about accessory items or what you may need, Aeroflow is here to help! You can call us today at 844-867-9890. A Breastpump Specialist can help you decide which accessories or products would suit your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

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