The value kit required for comfortable breastfeeding, contains our best selling bra.
The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra (x2)Buy as a separate item
Our best selling bra fit such a great range of sizes, it will fit you from pregnancy through to extended feeding. The cups stretch is fantastic, and accommodates the fluctuating in size that happens to your breasts in the first few months of feeding - when you are bigger in the morning and can go down 2 cup sizes by the evening.
To determine which size you should buy measure yourself by taking a measurement underneath your bust across your ribs. Next measure across your bust at your nipples. Measure with your clothes on, but nothing too bulky. The cup size you require is found by taking away the smaller measurement from the larger one. Each inch you deduct is equal to 1 cup size. For example if you measure 36 inches under your bust and 40 inches across your bust your cup size is D (40-36=4, D is the 4th letter of the alphabet). Your bra size is 34D.
Check the table image to see which bra you need to buy.
Lansinoh HPA® Lanolin Nipple Cream 40ml TubeBuy as a separate item
Lansinoh HPA® Lanolin Nipple Cream works by a process called moist wound healing. Any cracks in the skin are healed from the inisde out thereby preventing a scab from forming. You can read more about the product on the Lansinoh web site but trust me when I say that many women swear by it and have been able to continue breastfeeding because of it.
In my opinion Lansinoh is the best thing on the market to help prevent and heal sore nipples. With my daughter I was unfortunate enough to experience sore nipples for the first few days of breastfeeding so was determined to avoid a similar experience with my son, thankfully Lansinoh was around then and the advice on preventing sore nipples had changed. Lansinoh is pure lanolin or sheep fat that has been completely striped of any impurities so that it is perfectly safe to leave on and therefore not necessary to wash off prior to feeding.
- Soothes and protects sore cracked nipples
- Safe for mom & baby
- 100% natural - world's purest lanolin
- Does not need to be removed prior to breastfeeding
- Contains no preservatives or additives of any kind
- Is also terrific for scratchs, cuts, cracked skin and sore lips.
- #1 treatment for breastfeeding mums
- 40g tube
Make sure you get support in positioning your baby at the breast correctly as poor positioning is a major contributor in developing sore nipples. Ask yourmidwife of find a breast feeding counsellor on Born Together
Mama's Nursing Support Tea 65gBuy as a separate item
Mama's Nursing Support Tea by Welcome World, will help support breastfeeding mothers. The herbs used are nutritional, full of vitamins and minerals. The tea helps increase wellbeing of the mother and help ensure a good healthy flow of breast milk. Use around half a teaspoon per mug.
Ingredients: Loose Organic or wild-crafted Raspberry Leaf, Borage, Blessed Thistle, Fenugreek, Nettle
The Original Nursing BraBuy as a separate item
The Original Bravado bra is comfortable to sleep in, which most breastfeeding mothers find they have to do in the first few months of breastfeeding. Because the Original Bravado bra fits like a sports bra there are no irritating hooks at the back to dig in to you whilst you sleep. It's also the only bra I've found that you can do up with one hand (you'll need the other one to hold your baby!) and it comes in wonderful designs, so in the summer you can wear them with an open shirt over without feeling self conscious. It's also one of the few maternity/nursing bra that has been designed by breastfeeding mothers!
The important thing to remember when ascertaining the size of Bravado Bra to buy is that the sizing is literal, unlike other bras you DO NOT add on inches to determine your rib size.
A super comfortable nursing bra made from cotton/spandex blend fabric.
Made from a super-soft cotton/spandex blend fabric, these bras support your changing shape all day long. Fitting from sizes 32B to 46G.
• 92% cotton / 8% spandex blend fabric
• Sports bra styled back that provides excellent upper-middle back support and holds straps in place
• Snaps that lie flat under close fitting clothing and can be opened and closed with one hand
• Cups that drop fully away from breast, giving the baby complete access
• Adjustable shoulder straps
• Wide under elastic that provides even weight distribution and under-breast support and doesn't ride up or slip
I was first introduced to the Original Bravado bra when I was pregnant. My Active Birth teacher Dominique Ker was breastfeeding her third child and said that the Bravado bra was the best bra she had used. At the time there were no shops selling the Original Bravado bra and few places to get them mail order, so I didn't actually get one until my daughter was a few months old, by which time I'd tried the other bras available from high street shops. Wearing the Original Bravado bra was bliss after irritating lace bras and ones which had zips that caught my skin when I wanted to do them up.
The Bravado bra comes in 3 styles; the style you buy is determined by your cup size. To determine which size you should buy measure yourself by taking a measurement underneath your bust across your ribs. Next measure across your bust at your nipples. Measure with your clothes on, but nothing too bulky. The cup size you require is found by taking away the smaller measurement from the larger one. Each inch you deduct is equal to 1 cup size. For example if you measure 36 inches under your bust and 40 inches across your bust your cup size is D (40-36=4, D is the 4th letter of the alphabet). Your bra size is M+ (34D).
For more info on sizing click here.
Lansinoh Disposable Breast PadsBuy as a separate item
Lansinoh Disposable Breast Pads. A fantastically absorbant disposable breast pad. Super thin so won't show under clothing (unless you are wearing something super tight!) Come individually wrapped so easy to take a few with you in your change bag.
- Super absorbent
- No-show design
- Two adhesive strips keep pad in place
- #1 selling disposable nursing pad
- 60 per box
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