There are a lot of wonderfully supportive "postpartum must-have" lists out there, and each varies in its own way. These are ours!
Have a few pairs of cute nursing pajamas and comfortable loungewear items that you can throw on. Comfort and breathability are key during your recovery period. Also, it’s nice to have a couple of options that make you feel a little more put-together if you have family members or friends stopping by to see you and meet the baby.
2. Nipple Butter
You will be leaking and experiencing a lot of changes with your breasts after birth. If you plan on breastfeeding, you want to make sure that you take good care of your nipples. That may sound weird, but we want to avoid sore and cracked nipples as much as possible. This is why we recommend you using an all-natural nipple balm to keep our nipples moisturized that is also being safe for baby. Earth Mama’s nipple butter is a great choice.
3. Nursing Tanks & Bras
After giving birth, you should be resting in bed as much as possible. Having good nursing bras and nursing tanks in your wardrobe are perfect items to wear when resting at home and learning how to breastfeed. I’ve already been wearing these tanks and these bras at home and around town and love them. They are going to be some of my go-to’s when I’m recovering after pregnancy!
4. Nursing Pads
Take care of your breasts and prevent leaking from happening by using soft nursing pads. Choose the ones which are super absorbent and eco-friendly. You’ll be so happy that you did.
5. Postpartum Leggings
Most moms can barely fit into any other pants after baby and turning to trusty postpartum leggings is a must. Snapback leggings are equally soft and supportive, which is really necessary when you have a super sore incision site. The high waist keeps anything from rubbing on the scarred area - keeping you pain-free and helping everything heal.