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Must haves for feeding your baby: Combining breast and bottle

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Must haves for feeding your baby: Combining breast and bottle

When it comes to feeding your new baby, the conflicting advice from friends, family and others, and the thousands of products available, can be very overwhelming. But don’t panic; as you become a new mum you’ll figure out what’s best for you and your baby, and that’s all that matters.

As a mum of two, I have experience in breastfeeding, expressing milk and giving formula, so I’ve tried to come up with several key products to help you on whichever feeding journey you take:

Nipple cream

Nipple cream is my number one essential if you are planning on breastfeeding, as those first few weeks can be painful and you really need to look after your nipples. I really recommend the Lansinoh Lanolin cream, as I found it very soothing and it doesn’t need to be removed before feeding your baby.

Nipple shields

These aren’t essential for everyone (and hopefully you won’t need to use them) but if your nipples need to heal whilst you’re still trying to breastfeed, then nipple shields can be a real lifesaver.

Breast pads

However you choose to feed your baby, the chances are that your breasts will leak while your milk supply is being established, and absorbent breast pads will save you from some embarrassing leakages.

Nursing bras

These are a definite essential for breastfeeding, giving comfortable support and easy access for feeding.

Whether you’re feeding expressed milk or formula, it’s important to find the right bottles for your baby. We’re combination feeding at the minute and my little one has always accepted the MAM bottles, which are anti-colic and have the added bonus of being self-sterilising.

Muslin cloths

However you’re feeding, you can’t have enough Muslin squares! They’re the ultimate mummy must have… perfect for burping your baby, wiping dribble, catching spit-up, using as a light blanket, swaddling, covering cold changing mats, or as a comforter or makeshift nursing cover.

For my feeding must-haves, take a look at this video:

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Asda.

Disclaimer: This is a post by a vlogger about her own experience. If you’re worried about breastfeeding your baby, or your baby’s latch, please see a lactation consultant.

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