Why We Love It: Youha The One Breast Pump is convenient, comfortable and not to mention efficient! Aside from the different settings for the suction, we love that it's lightweight, battery-powered and easy to carry around - ideal for working moms and moms on the go! So why do you need the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump when you already have Medela/Youha/Spectra? Because this breast pump is something completely different! It uses suction, rather than a motor, to express milk and actually pumps much more than you thought possible without all the tubing and noise and miscellaneous parts! Many also use it to catch let down and relieve engorged breasts, which is particularly handy when weaning too. Use it anytime or anywhere you like - no cords, batteries or assembly required.
*Youha The One Breast Pump is compatible with Medela Freestyle Parts and Tubing with an adaptor. Buy the whole set with Petit Tippi and get a free adaptor!
Top Pick: Medela Breastmilk Collection Bottles
Why We Love It: Medela Breastmilk Collection Bottles have been designed for the safe, long-term storage of breast milk. It's also compatible with Youha The One Breast Pump with the Compatibility Kit, which is our favorite combo for a the most powerful, efficient and convenient pumping session. We prefer the collection bottles for storage of fresh milk in the fridge, compared to milk storage bags or silicone portions (a reusable option!) for longer term freezer storage.
Why We Love It: If you want comfort, this is the nursing bra for you! The materials are super soft and comfortable, even throughout your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey as your breasts change shape and size. It's a perfect everyday nursing bra and despite being seamless and wire-free, it still gives the breast a nice shape with ample support.
Top Pick: Haakaa Breastfeeding Nipple Shield
Why We Love It: We recommend nipple shields if your little one is struggling with breastfeeding due to flat or inverted nipples, or even while baby is getting the hang of nursing. What we love about the Haakaa Breastfeeding Nipple Shield is that the nipple design protrudes more so it's easier to latch onto and minimizes chafing with your nipple, especially if they are already cracking. It's also a great accessory to have around when your little one starts biting (sometimes well before the teeth start to come out). If you're unsure when you should use a nipple shield, check out our blog on When Should You Use a Nipple Shield.
Top Picks: Snuggle Me Organic Feeding + Support Pillow
Why We Love It: We love the versatility of Snuggle Me Organic products (love the colors too). You can use it for nursing, bottle feeding, lumbar support for mama, sitting up and tummy time support for baby and much more. You can't find better bang for buck than that!
Top Picks: Little Bamboo Muslin Wash Cloths
Why We Love It: Muslin cloths come in handy when breastfeeding or bottle feeding. It's thin and small, perfect for wiping up any excess milk or spit up. Little Bamboo Muslin Wash Cloths are made from super soft bamboo viscose, perfect for your baby's delicate skin, and also dries quickly.
Top Picks: Milki Train Bamboo Nursing Pads
Why We Love It: It's normal for your breasts to leak when you are breastfeeding, especially in the early days when your hormones are on overdrive and your body is adjusting to the right amount of milk production. Milki Train Bamboo Nursing Pads provide maximum absorbency with its super thirst bamboo material to avoid leaking on your bra or clothing. What's great about Milki Train is it's made from sustainably harvested bamboo, making it eco-friendly and free from harmful chemicals.
Top Pick: Silverettes Healing Cups
Why We Love It: This is an absolute life-saver and a must-have for all breastfeeding moms. It helps to prevent, protect and heal cracked and sore nipples from breastfeeding. Made of colloidal silver, it has magical healing and pain relief powers like no other breastfeeding aid!
Top Pick: Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream
Why We Love It: Lanolin is derived from the natural oils in sheep's wool, giving it amazing moisturizing and protection properties that help soothe and heal cracked or sore nipples. Another pro tip is, this is the same stuff that you need to lanolize wool covers to make them waterproof for cloth diapering!
Why We Love It: You may be all too familiar with the fidgety baby during nursing sessions. Babies love to explore with all of their senses as they grow and this beautiful necklace with silicone beads made in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors keeps baby occupied and focused while breastfeeding. As the name suggests, it's also a god-send for teething babies. Many babies love to grab necklaces and gnaw on them - so now you can look stylish and give them sometimes to chew on too! Glitter & Spice created a stylish teething necklaces that is 100% safe, fun and feels great on sore, teething gums. Pro tip: if you're not wearing the necklace, you can also put them in the freezer for extra soothing on the gums
At Petit Tippi, we want to make breastfeeding moms' lives easier and stress-free. We have pre-packed a Breastfeeding Essentials Pack that includes all the must-have breastfeeding necessities that you can bring with you to the hospital, all eco-friendly and all packed for you and ready to go!