With the holidays just around the corner, everyone starts planning ahead for the gifts they will be buying. If you have a new breastfeeding mom in your life, it is a good idea to make this year extra special by buying her something that will make her breastfeeding and pumping journey a little easier, or a little more luxurious.
Stay away from the old socks and hand cream stocking fillers and go for something either practical, or more of a treat. Something designed just for the breastfeeding mom.
First it is important to find out if the mom in question is exclusively breastfeeding or pumping as well. There are a range of items you can buy for both, so it is good to know if she will actually use the pumping accessory you’ve bought.
For more practical gifts, look at getting her something that will help make breastfeeding or pumping a little easier. Nursing covers are a great gift for the more private mom. Babies have no filter when it comes to feeding. If they need to feed, they need to feed. There are really pretty and practical nursing covers out there that allow mom to cover up while feeding in public and still look stylish.
For pumping, BeauGen offers superb breast pump cushions that help the pumping experience be more comfortable and enjoyable. A pumping mom will not be able to thank you enough for the difference this will make for her.
While it may seem a little boring, milk containers or milk storage bags are also a great gift. They are often quite expensive and will be one less thing for the special mom to think about.
If she does not already have one, a nursing pillow is also super, practical and effective. This will take some weight off of mom and give the breastfeeding experience a little more comfort.
If you are looking for spoils, nothing beats a special “mommy” bath. Buy some relaxing bath oils or salts, especially those containing lavender. Used in a bath, these will offer the greatest relaxation and just that little extra me-time that all moms need once in awhile. Chances are she won’t buy something like that for herself.
One of the greatest challenges breastfeeding moms face is finding clothes to wear that accommodate breastfeeding, especially when going out in public. Breastfeeding shirts and dresses can often be quite pricey, so the special mom will really appreciate the gift, or even a voucher to spoil herself.
Offering a breastfeeding mom a little extra comfort may seem small to others, but will mean the world to her. Make her holidays that much more special by thinking about what she actually needs, and how you can treat her in this very special part of her life.