Breastfeeding Mama? Read These Reviews

07/17/2009 at 10:00 AM ET
Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump

The thing about breastfeeding is that you’ve already got everything you need to do it.

You don’t need to buy a thing!

But there are accessories and tools that can help make it easier.

Below are all of the breastfeeding products that we’ve reviewed over the last few years that we found useful.

Breast Pumps
Whether you are returning to work full-time or need to express milk occasionally, the breast pump is the most ubiquitous breastfeeding product you’ll hear about.

Nursing Bras and Clothing
If you need/want to wear a bra, nursing bras, which have a hook or latch system to open the cup, make breastfeeding easier. Nursing tops and dresses let you nurse without pulling your top down or up so you can expose as little skin as possible. Nursing tanks are a happy medium — a tank top that has a built-in bra.

Books and Videos
Not everyone has a breastfeeding support system so books and videos help fill in the blanks in terms of information and assistance.

Nursing Covers
A nursing cover is by no means necessary to breastfeed and you shouldn’t feel that you have to cover up, but they help a lot of women feel more comfortable about nursing in public (aka “NIP”). Most resemble aprons that you tie around your neck while others are more like shawls or ponchos.

Nursing Pillows
Nursing pillows help position your baby to breastfeed, but you can also use regular bed pillows.

Nursing Pads, Creams and Other Accessories

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cindy reyna on

I have always been a fan of the Medela breast pump, works great!

denise on

i always hated using the breast-pump.
i was still working part-time when i had my first child and hubby was home with her, so i had to pump, since we did not want to do formula. but, i really didn´t like it.
it´s not that it was uncomfortable, but it just felt weird to pump myself for milk.
when my second child was born i stopped working and she was exclusively breastfed. i was very glad, not having to use the pump again.

courtney on

The Ameda Purely Yours is a great pump and cheaper than the Medela. I use it everyday since I’m nursing and working full-time and I have no complaints at all!

hermowninny on

I really liked the Avent Isis iQ Duo electric breast pump. The main reason it was my favorite, of the two that I have owned, is that it has silicone cushion pads on the part that holds the breast. Mine felt beat up from the Ameda pump that I had with my first child, and when I had the second I bought a new pump and couldn’t have been happier. It did cost $250, but, for me, worth every penny.

Rach on

I have this pump and it is much cheaper than a Medela. It work really really well🙂

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