Breastfeeding Toolkit C

$295.00 Regular price $298.60
This toolkit will allow you feed more easily and comfortably, and also troubleshoot issues even during late night feeds. This kit assumes you have an electric breast pump.
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If I had my time again, I would have this whole kit on hand before bub arrived. This kit assumes you have an electric breast pump.

If you don't have electric breast pump but have a microwave, check out our Breastfeeding Toolkit A.

If you find you are pumping to help build your supply (particularly in the first few months) and your current pump isn't strong enough, then a hospital-grade pump such as the such as the Spectra S1+ or Spectra Dual S (two motors but must be plugged into a power outlet) could be worth considering. All our breast pumps include free same-day shipping so if you need it, you can have it right away.

Breastfeeding Toolkit C includes:

1. Medela Purelan 100 lanolin ($21.90) to apply after every feed to help you avoid and treat dry or sore nipples.

2. Medela Hydrogel pads ($32.90) for emergency treatment of very sore nipples. You can wash and reuse a single pad for 24 hours and if you pop it in the fridge beforehand it will be more soothing. Also, arrange a visit from a lactation consultant as crazy-sore nipples are usually a sign of latch problems when bub is breastfeeding (check out the list of lactation consultants in our breastfeeding guide for recs!).

3. Medela washable bra pads ($26.90 for a 4-pack) to stop milk leaking through your shirt when you're not using your silicone milk collectors.

4. Haakaa milk collector ($49.90 per pair) to catch (rather than waste) milk that leaks from your other boob when you're feeding bub. This lets you collect 5-50mL of breastmilk at each feed which quickly adds up to a whole 'emergency' bottle, without you actually having to actively pump (OMG take my money).

5. Haakaa 100mL pump ($29.90) is a gentle silicone suction vessel which is great for resolving blocked ducts (half-fill with warm salty water, squeeze until the water is near the top, then place it over your affected nipple). It's also great for 'letting off some steam' if your breasts are uncomfortably full or your let-down is a bit strong for your baby. This isn't typically a pump that can fully drain your boobs.

6. Haakaa oral feeding syringe ($12.50) to handfeed a newborn. For very little babies, the alternative is to 'finger feed' - which you need three hands for and it's messy and stressful.

7. Dr Brown's milk storage bags ($19.90) to freeze whatever milk you have collected, whether it's with your Haakaa milk collectors, Haakaa pump or Spectra hand pump, toss the milk in here, date it, and throw it in the freezer. You'll have a full 'spare' bottle for emergencies in no time. Comes in a pack of 25 pre-sterilised, double zip-lock, self standing, freezer-safe, drop-proof milk storage bags.

8. Dr Brown's 4oz glass bottle and silicone bottle sleeve ($32.80) as a back up. I'm a big fan of glass baby bottles (think: heating milk), and the silicone sleeve means the glass won't shatter when (not if) you drop it. These ones have a cool inner air vent so you don't aerate the milk as you feed the baby, helping with gassy, refluxy, colicky babies. Even if you don't use it until later, having one bottle on hand (as a Plan B) can do wonders for your mental health.

This product has a limited returns policy for both change-of-mind and warranty coverage. We encourage you to contact us to ensure that this product is suitable for your family prior to purchase. For more information on our returns policy, visit our Returns Policy page