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Top 10 Breastfeeding Products and Gifts

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The early weeks of breastfeeding can be exhausting for new moms. These breastfeeding products make learning to breastfeed a little easier, and some can be used even after breastfeeding is through. Try one of these great breastfeeding products for yourself, or surprise another new mom with a wonderful gift that will encourage her to breastfeed longer and more comfortably.

1. Medela Nursing Stool

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The angled Nursing Stool by Medela is the perfect place to prop your feet while breastfeeding. The Nursing Stool helps correctly position mother and baby for breastfeeding, making everyone more comfortable. This breastfeeding stool makes a great gift, and can be used after breastfeeding as a footrest for a cozy reading chair or computer chair.
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2. A Breastfeeding Support Pillow

Holding baby while nursing can be hard on mom's arms and back, but a breastfeeding support pillow can help both mom and baby maintain a comfortable position. These five breastfeeding support pillows each have their own benefits, so you can find one that's useful for any mom.

3. "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" Book by La Leche League Intl.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Book
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"The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" covers nearly every breastfeeding-related topic in-depth, from returning to work while breastfeeding, common breastfeeding problems, determining whether your baby is getting enough milk, and much more. No matter the breastfeeding question, you can find the answer, from La Leche League International's breastfeeding experts, in this book. Written in a straightforward tone, this comprehensive book is a must-have for all breastfeeding moms.

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4. Majamas Organic Nursing Top

Majamas Organic Nursing Top
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This stretchy, Lycra-enhanced pajama top will quickly become a favorite for breastfeeding moms. The crossover front design allows easy access for nursing while at home, but provides enough support that the Original Nursing Top can be worn in place of a nursing bra outside the house, too. Available in basic, stylish colors, the incredibly comfortable Majamas top coordinates with almost any wardrobe, as well as the Majamas pants that are sold separately.

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5. A Top-Notch Electric Breast Pump

These double electric breast pumps are suitable for moms who are returning to work or who want to pump occasionally at home. Chosen by your Baby Products Guide, these electric breast pumps are popular among breastfeeding moms and lactation experts, and have a good track record for durability and effectiveness.

6. Granola Threads Breastfeeding Slogan Baby Clothes

Many moms are proud of their breastfeeding efforts, and choose to promote breastfeeding through clothing, such as these adorable embroidered baby clothes from Granola Threads. T-shirts, rompers and onesies are available in several colors with your choice of cute breastfeeding advocacy slogans, including "Blissed Out on Mama Milk" and "Breastmilk: It Does a Body Good."

7. "So That's What They're For" Book by Janet Tamaro

So That's What They're For Breastfeeding Book
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Written in a lighthearted tone, "So That's What They're For" by Janet Tamaro is a welcome change from the textbook style of most breastfeeding books. This book covers the breastfeeding basics, but doesn't overwhelm mothers-to-be with too much information. "So That's What They're For" reads like a conversation with a knowledgeable girlfriend, and would be a wonderful gift for a new breastfeeding mom with a sense of humor.

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8. Motherwear Essentials Breastfeeding Clothes

From twinsets and dresses to casual henleys and tank tops, Motherwear clothing provides stylish options for breastfeeding moms. Motherwear offers several styles of breastfeeding tops, with various openings, to make it easier for moms to discreetly breastfeed in public. Gift certificates are also available to allow moms to choose the clothing style that best fits their breastfeeding needs.

9. Mother's Milkmate Breast Milk Storage System

Mother's Milkmate is a convenient way to store pumped breast milk in the refrigerator or freezer. The metal rack holds 10 Mother's Milkmate bottles and stores them so that you can easily tell which milk is the oldest and needs to be used first. The bottles are compatible with Medela and Ameda pumps and with standard bottle nipples and rings, so you can pump, store and feed your breast milk in the same bottle. Dishwasher safe. Includes freezer labels for freshness dating.
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10. Medela Tender Care Hydrogel Pads

Medela Hydrogel Pads
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I loved breastfeeding my daughter, but the first few days did hurt quite a bit as we got things figured out. These soothing, cooling pads provide instant and long-lasting relief for nursing-related soreness. They're also great for providing a little extra protection if you're extra-sensitive when your milk comes in. You can re-use these pads for up to 24 hours before throwing them away.

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