There is no shortage of gear you’re told you need to stock up on before baby arrives. From strollers to bathtubs to the perfect bassinet, the shopping list for a new baby is overwhelming. In order to make it a little less intimidating, it’s helpful to break all of the recommended products into two categories: must-have and nice-to-have. And if you’re planning on breastfeeding, there are plenty of products for each category.
To determine exactly what essentials are needed for breastfeeding, we turned to pros Amanda DeWeese, MPH, CPH, IBCLC, founder of Sidekicks Lactation, and Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC, lactation director for Motif Medical. Here are some of the products they recommend for lactating parents.