A Hands Free Pump. This is seriously a must-have when you’re pumping 6+ times a day. I have loved using the Medela Freestyle Hands Free pump because I am able to care for both of my boys without any leakage! I also love that it has hospital grade technology and it empties well. I have reduced to two pumps a day and I always use my hands-free pump in the morning so I can multitask.
Nursing/Pumping Bras. These are so helpful to allow you to easily pump, be hands free, and they are super comfortable! They’re perfect for postpartum and even afterward.
Lanolin Cream. I highly suggest finding a cream that can help soothe you from cracking and chaffing, especially in the early days. Lanolin cream and coconut oil are my go-to products for this. You can also use some on your flange to avoid dry pumping.
Milk Storage Bags. Whether you’re a just-enougher or over producer breast milk bags are so helpful. For my oldest I barely produced enough but there were times when I was traveling or I had just a little extra having milk bags on hand were helpful to freeze or store for later use. During my more recent journey I had an over supply and these milk bags are sturdy and store flat!
Breast Mask. The Maely’s Cosmetics breast mask is so soothing to your skin. Hormones and engorgement can make your skin around your breasts feel dry or itchy. Using a breast mask and lotion helps hydrate your skin and perk you up and reduce any discomfort!