Breastfeeding can be somewhat painful, mildly frustrating and downright time-consuming for new moms. Add pumping to the mix and you’ve got a situation on hand with even more potential pitfalls. While correcting these pitfalls can be done with correct latching and increased milk supply, there are a lot of breastfeeding gadgets out there that can help you too. Not sure what we’re talking about? Read on to learn more about the weird gizmos with great purposes.
A roundup of the most useful (but weird) breastfeeding gadgets
Thera Pearl Breast Therapy
You probably know the Lansinoh brand because you’ve used their amazing nipple cream, but their Thera Pear Breast Therapy discs are great breastfeeding gadgets as well. The discs are filled with gel balls that deliver hot or cold relief to bruised boobies. You can freeze the disc to relieve pain from swelling or engorgement. On the other hand, heating the disc can be helpful to ease mastitis and plugged ducts. For quick relief, this gadget is microwave-safe.
The Hands-Free Pumping Bra
If you can get the hand of this brassiere, you’ll not only free up your time but your hands as well. The Hands-Free Pumping Bra is designed to hold the pump pieces in place while you have your hands free to tend to the million other things on your to-do list. These clever bras are sold at most high-end maternity shops as well as selected online retailers.
Double Electric Breast Pump
Also from Lansinoh, the SmartPump Double Electric Breast Pump uses Bluetooth tech to connect to the Lansinoh Baby app. It literally tracks everything and features three different pumping styles. With its closed-design system, you’ll never have to worry about backup in the tubes.
Charcoal Fusion Nursing Tank
UpSpring’s nursing tanks use bamboo charcoal fibre tech and compression to support postpartum bellies. The bamboo charcoal increases circulation and metabolism. The antibacterial bamboo charcoal also reduces the risk of mastitis. If you’ve ever dealt with mastitis, you’ll know that it really is worth trying anything to get rid of the pain and avoid recurrence.