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What Accessories Do You Need with a Breast Pump?

When you decide that you are going to breastfeed your baby there are a number of items that you will need to purchase in order to make this process enjoyable and effective for you and your baby. Here is a list of things you should have on hand for your breastfeeding experience

  • A pillow, preferably one that is designed to be used when breastfeeding your baby. These pillows are shaped so that you can comfortably cradle your little one at just the right angle so you can feed him properly.
  • You will want to have at least two nursing bras so that you can always have one ready to wear.
  • Along with the nursing bras you should invest in bra pads –either the kind you can wash and use again or disposable pads you can toss out when done.
  • Have plenty of burp cloths on hand as you will go through these fairly quickly. They are fairly inexpensive and you should have at least a couple of dozen on hand.
  • Choose the breast pump that suits your needs. Select from hospital-grade, electric, automatic, hands-free, battery-operated, double pump, and manual. Whichever one you choose, make sure it is the best one for you and your baby. Your insurance should cover the cost of renting a hospital-grade breast pump but you might want to check to see if they also cover the cost of buying your own pump. Coverage may only be for a manual pump but you may want to include that in your home equipment anyway.
  • You will want to invest in a good nipple cream to help ease any pain and keep your nipples in good shape for so much nursing.
  • Your breast pump may or may not come with an accessories kit. If it does not, you will need to have breast shields that will work with the valve and membrane to properly pump your milk. You might want to look for wipes that are especially for use with breast feeding. Micro-steam bags let you clean and disinfect your breastfeeding supplies quickly and easily.
  • Bottles to store your breast milk in.
  • If your breast pump is rechargeable make sure to keep the cord handy to plug into the cigarette lighter outlet in your car; if it runs on batteries make sure you have plenty of batteries on hand.
  • Your breast pump may come with a nice carrying case but if not, look online or find yourself a nice bag that will contain all of your breastfeeding supplies and accessories.
  • Make sure to add a plain black t-shirt or blouse in your bag. Your breasts will be stimulated just by hearing another baby cry and you may begin to leak milk at the least opportune moment. A black shirt won’t show this as obviously as other colored shirts.
  • You may want to check online or at the app store for your phone to see if there are any breast feeding apps available that could be helpful.

Super Mom

I wish I can say I am and I pray I am to my child…

Photo credit: http://supermomsa.co.za/

Photo credit: http://supermomsa.co.za/

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there and most especially to my mum who’s always been there. 

 

Gift For Mommies

My mom recently celebrated her 65th birthday and I missed to give her a gift she really loves. I sent her money and sets of new birthday clothes she could wear. I also sent her medicines and bags because she loves bags. However, you know what else she loves? Jewelries! She has a penchant for collecting fine jewelries and I have an idea where I can buy her one.

Photo not mine

Photo not mine

My mother-in-law is also going to celebrate her 76th birthday and that is another cause for celebration. She is not much of a jewelry collector like my mom but she deserves one too to celebrate her upcoming birthday.

I will be scouting in several jewelry shops in the coming days before Eid so I can get good offers. Aside from discounts, you can get good deals for wholesale jewelry price if you buy a lot. Maybe I can score one for myself and daughter too!

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

I got this poem from the internet and credit goes to the owner of this one. But let me borrow it for the meantime because it’s too beautiful not to be share especially to the most important woman in my life – my mom.

 

Credit: rafaqat.com

Credit: rafaqat.com

 

Happy Mother’s Day Mom and I love you so much. I thank you for all the things you have done for me and our family. You are the best!

Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Every year, mommies like myself want to be pampered once in a while, even for just a whole day. We don’t always ask for gifts but any special tokens are really appreciated.

Simple gifts like the ones below will surely not break your budget nor put a hole in your bank account. They are simple, inexpensive gifts that conveys “Mom, you are special!”

This is my favorite go-to online shop for personalized paper products like stationery, journals, day planners, business cards, artworks, party supplies and other invitations. Give her something where she can write her things to do or the budget for the week or even the whole week’s meal plan for the family! Check out these day planners and journals and other stationery supplies from Minted.com. Some planners and journals are around $16.

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From Minted.com

 

From Minted.com

From Minted.com

 

Personalized throw pillow with loving words for her from Personalizationmall.com. Each throw pillow has 6 designs you can choose from for $25.45.

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From personalizationmall.com

 

Does she love soaking in a nice, relaxing bath with scented soaps and shower gels or scented candles lit to calm her nerves during a hectic day taking care of you? Why not try Illume’s products? Bath soaps start at $6 and candles from $9.

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Illume bath soaps

Both photos from Illumecandles.com

 

Give her the gift of love with this Origami Owl customizable jewelry with charms that she can wear close to her heart. Price ranges from $5 onwards.

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From Origami Owl

 

Give her something to be proud of – her own shirt highlighting how wonderful a mom can be! You can get these beautiful shirts from Etsy’s Teesandmoretees Shop. Price $19.99+

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Does she love eclectic home decors? Check out Oddity‘s wide selection of pretty and unique home decor pieces she will surely love!

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From http://www.oddityinc.com/customer_stores/shop/default.aspx?affillink=RIABL33841

 

This is a cute gift for the garden lover mom! A personalized garden flag for her favorite place in the yard. This is only $16.95 from Personalizationmall.com.

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Even if we don’t receive gifts of any form and kind, a sincere recognition to what we do and have done will always go a long way. Celebrate Mother’s Day with these simple gift ideas from the heart and make your mom, wife, sister, aunts, cousins, friends and all your mommy friends feel special this Mother’s Day.

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