Breastfeeding must-haves
Third Trimester
   

Breastfeeding must-haves

If you’re breastfeeding, here is a list of our first time breastfeeding tips to help you prepare.

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Buy nipple cream. It will help with those first tender feeds.
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Buy nursing pads. Be prepared to buy in bulk.
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Buy several nursing bras.
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Buy nursing covers or nursing tops if they make feeding more comfortable.
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Consider buying cabbages. The leaves will help relieve tenderness.
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Talk to people who have breastfed before for advice.
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Consider taking an antenatal class about feeding.
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Find out about local lactation experts.
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Find out about local breastfeeding cafes with experts and other mums.
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Research the best foods to eat while breastfeeding. There are plenty here: https://www.smababy.co.uk/newborn/what-to-eat-when-breastfeeding/
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Research healthy snacks that could keep up your energy while breastfeeding.
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Take a daily supplement containing 10mcg of Vitamin D.
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Consider cutting down your caffeine intake – there’s a recommended limit of 200mg a day.
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Keep hydrated
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Consider buying a breast pump so others can help with feeds at some point.
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Buy a breastfeeding pillow to make feeding comfier.
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Buy lots of muslins. Breastfeeding on demand can mean a lot of leakage.
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