The Ultimate Baby Gift: Breastfeeding Survival Kit

From weeSpring’s guide to practical gift giving: survival kits for almost every new-baby-need.  We pulled these items from our weeLists, which are weeSpring parents’ own individual lists of what got them through all of the different ages and stages.  


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First step, if you’re considering giving a breastfeeding essentials survival kit: check to see if your friend has a breast pump on her registry. (If no, safer bet to go with a different survival kit.)  Very few expecting moms are comfortable putting all the little breastfeeding accoutrements on a gift registry, and even fewer gift-givers are bold enough to buy this stuff off-registry.  But brava if you are, because this all is really a necessity. (It’s why we’ve given five in the last year.)

Download our printable weeSpring Survival Kit card here.

THE BASICS (these will run you about $40)

Lansinoh Milk Storage Bags

Medela Quick Clean Bags

Motherlove Nipple Cream

Lansinoh Nursing Pads

If you want to go big, or are putting together a group gift, consider adding:

Simple Wishes Handsfree Bra, the most popular breastfeeding item on weeSpring after a pump

Boppy or My Brest Friend, though moms will often register for this

Bebe Au Lait (lovely packaging) or Udder Cover (can’t beat the price)

Bamboobies Nursing Pads, because some moms find cloth pads more comfortable

Need more inspiration? See more suggestions for breastfeeding essentials from weeSpring parents here. Or take a look at our other Survival Kits.

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Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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