Breastfeeding takes a lot of effort. Luckily, there are ways to make life easier for breastfeeding mamas, and here are some products that have helped me immensely this first month. And because I love all of these products so much, I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win all three of them!
Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf
Although we haven’t left the house too much yet, during the first month of breastfeeding it is necessary to have a cover to handle feeding baby despite a stream of visitors to your home. My baby also decides she’s starving every time we go to the park, so I have to have some way to feed her and I’m not quite comfortable yet nursing in public sans cover. Typical nursing covers are bulky, inconvenient, unnatural, and not made from breathable fabric, which my baby does not like and I can’t imagine any do. I purchased this one while I was pregnant from target, but has a strong plastic smell, takes up a lot of room in my diaper bag, isn’t very breathable, and I think it just kind of looks funny to use.
I’m in love with the Itzy Ritzy Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf. It is made from lightweight, breathable fabric so my baby actually doesn’t mind being under it. It doesn’t take up much room at all in my diaper bag, plus I can wear it as a cute scarf and then it doesn’t take up any room at all. I believe it looks more natural to use than traditional nursing covers as well. Itzy Ritzy actually suggests purchasing it while pregnant and wearing it during pregnancy so that it gets infused with your smell and baby is familiar with it before you ever use it, which is an interesting idea.
Because sometimes we all just need to hear that.