I’ve recently come across a few neat breastfeeding gadgets and I wanted to share them with you. Of course none of these are necessary for a nursing relationship; we all know the only things you need are a mom and a baby! But if you have the inclination, here are some clever products!
When breastfeeding a baby, especially during the early days, many moms experience leaking from the opposite breast baby is on. Many times they use a towel to soak up the breastmilk as it pours out. But those of us who nursed know hat breastmilk is like liquid gold, every drop, every ounce is to be treasured!
Apparently so did the folks over at Mymilkies.com. They have a product called The Milk-Saver, which actually provides a way to save that milk for future use! The milk-saver collects the breast milk that is leaked out when your milk lets down. You can store this milk and save it for any time you need it.
You can find Milk-Savers by the Store Locator tab on their website, or at Amazon.com.
Nursing moms all have their own ways of remembering which side is next to start nursing on, but I’ve come across a great new gadget to help you! Milk Bands look similar to those “Livestrong” bracelets popularized by Lance Armstrong. One side says “Left” and the other side says “Right”. Just flip the bracelet inside out when you start to nurse so you always know which side is next. They also have time measuring sliders that can track how long your baby nursed!
You can purchase Milk Bands on their website, or at Amazon.com.
ITZBEEN Baby Care Timer
The Itzbeen Baby Care Timer has four timers that count up with the touch of a button. The four timers count how long it’s been since the last changing, feeding, sleep or awake, and other (medication, exercise, etc.) There is even a switch to flip back and forth to help moms rmeember which side to start nursing on. The timers are available in three colors: blue, green, and pink.
You can find the Itzbeen timer by the Store Locator tab on their website, or at Amazon.com.
Has anyone used any of these products? If so, leave a comment and let us know what you think!
Wendy – Parenting Tips 365