There is a lot of stuff out there on the market for pumping mamas. Here is a list of the top 10 must buy items compiled by the Pumpin’ Mamas from The Pumpin’ Mama’s Blueprint and me.
1. Extra Set of Pumping Parts
2. Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra
(enter “Milkmom” to get $10 and free shipping)
5. Medela Quick Clean Sterilizing bags
(You can fit one set of pump parts in this and throw it in your microwave at work)
Avent Microwave Sanitizer
(You can fit a ton of parts and bottles in this to clean at home)
and/or Medela Quick Clean Wipes
6. Medela FreeStyle Breastpump
Hands down (or hands free) the best pump on the market. It is the smallest, quietest, most powerful personal use on the market. It has a rechargeable battery and a digital read out. Is it worth the extra money? Absolutely.
Your next best bet if you can’t get the FreeStyle? The Medela Pump in Style Advanced.
Medela Harmony Handpump
Silent, portable and doesn’t need any source of energy besides your forearm muscles.
7. Your Vitamin Shoppe:
Fenugreek- To boost your supply if it dips down.
Brewer’s Yeast- To make lactation cookies
Emergen-C– a little bit everyday, a lot when you are feeling a little sick.
8. Breast Pads
The Pumpin’ Mamas vote for Lansinoh Ultra-Soft Breast Pads
9. Clean & Dirty Bags to transport pump parts
(either Ziplock gallon bags or reusable Planet Wise Wet Bags)
10. Whatever bottle works (it is about the bottle feeder, not the bottle).