Finding the best breast pump that meets your needs is essential to your breastfeeding journey. But you’ll soon find that there are also breast pump accessories and products out there that will make your life easier and more convenient. Here’s our guide to help you figure out which ones are worth the purchase.
- A nursing bra
A nursing bra is an essential breast pump accessory and invaluable when caring for a newborn. Apart from providing support, it comes with flaps or panels that easily open so you can conveniently feed your little one or pump milk without removing your entire bra.
A quality nursing bra like the Eonian Care Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra provides ample support and helps minimise sagging later on. It also holds breast pump flanges in place so you can comfortably pump hands-free, or pump and breastfeed simultaneously!
- Breast milk storage bags
Whether you have an abundant or low milk supply, breast milk storage bags can be extremely helpful to have on hand. You’ll be able to supply your little one with precious liquid gold even when you’re not at home, say if you need to go back to work or just go on a short errand.
When shopping for a breast milk storage bag, look for one that’s pre-sterilised and BPA free to lessen the chances of contamination. The Eonian Care Breast Milk Storage Bags meet those requirements, plus they connect with narrow and wide neck breast pumps, so you won’t have to worry about compatibility. These are also compact, extra thick, and fridge and freezer safe, ensuring none of your milk goes to waste. The write-on labels make it easy to keep track of your breast milk, and they’re designed to be self-standing and lightweight, too!
- Extra bottles
If you’re exclusively pumping, you’ll need a lot of bottles – preferably twice as much as your baby drinks in a day. This allows you to clean bottls in one big batch instead of constantly washing them throughout the day.
For a kit that grows with your little one, the Eonian Care Baby Bottles & Feeding Solutions Value Set makes bottle feeding a breeze, as you can easily swap adaptors, storage lids, and feeding tops. It’s another must-have breast pump accessory as you can pump, store, and feed breast milk all from one container! These are BPA free, anti-colic, leakproof, and a cinch to clean as they’re steriliser, dishwasher, and freezer safe. All are reusable and stackable!
- Extra breast pump parts
Expressing milk can be painful if your breast size is not compatible with your pump. You can alleviate this by purchasing breast pump parts like the Eonian Care Breast Pump Massage Cushion, which is specially designed to boost milk yield and prevent nipple trauma. You may also consider the Eonian Care Breast Shields to improve your pumping experience and prevent sore nipples after pumping.
- Breast milk cooler
When you need to travel with your little one or go back to work, a cooler bag can hold not only your breast pump but also bottles that contain your expressed milk. The Eonian Care Breast Pumping On-The-Go Companion Cooler Bag has two separate compartments for convenient storage – one for your bottles and one for your breast pump. It’s made of high quality oxford fabric with a BPA free, food grade, waterproof inner layer so that you can take it practically anywhere. The material also ensures your bottles stay warm or cool for up to 4 hours!
Finding the right supplies can feel overwhelming, but take into account your lifestyle and specific needs. While there are a lot of breast pump accessories in the market, you want to make sure you only purchase items that meet your breast pumping goals. At the end of the day, you want items that will make your breastfeeding journey easy, comfortable, and a pleasant experience.