Monday, April 30, 2018

My Favorite Maternity and Nursing Products

I can't believe that Raphael is 3 weeks old! Over the past few weeks (and even before Raphael was born), I have been loving several maternity and nursing products. Some of these products were recommended to us and some I found on my own through research. These products have become my favorite maternity products and I thought it'd be great to share them with you.

1. Gilligan & O'Malley Women's Nursing Seamless Bra (2 Pack)

Oh my goodness! These bras are amazing! Even if you are not nursing, these nursing bras are perfect! They fit very well and the fabric is so soft. Even though the bras are labeled as sleep bras, they are great for wearing during the day.

2. Boobease Organic Healing Nipple Balm

This balm has been a lifesaver for me. I love that it's organic and you don't have to wash the balm off when it's time to feed your baby. It's also not sticky and it works fast. It is a bit pricey, but it's so worth it.

3. Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump Starter Set

I heard great things about the Medela pumps and after doing a lot of research, I decided I wanted one. After hearing about some insurance plans that either cover (or partially cover) the cost of a breast pump, I decided to contact my insurance and find out which pumps they cover. Luckily, they did partially cover the Medela pumps and I only had to pay just a small amount of money for the pump.

4. Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads

These nursing pads are really great. They are very absorbent and stay in place very well. I can't even tell that I have them on. I highly recommend these nursing pads.

5. May Designs Newborn Notes Journal

Whether you are breastfeeding or giving your baby formula, it is so important to keep track of how much your baby is eating as well as the time of day that your baby is eating. It's also important to keep track of how many wet and dirty diapers your baby has throughout the day. When I was in the hospital, I received a few sheets of pumping and feeding logs to keep track of my son's feeding. However, I wanted a book where I could keep track of my baby's feeding schedule.

I have been a fan of May Designs for a while and was so excited when I found out that they have a Newborn Notes Journal. This journal is awesome and I love that I can customize the cover. The journal includes so many useful things like different journaling prompts (i.e. Hospital Memories, Birth Story, etc.) and of course pages to keep track of a newborn's feeding schedule and wet/dirty diapers.

*I'll be posting a full review of this journal soon.*

What are some of your maternity and/or nursing must have products?

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time...

*Disclaimer: I received the May Designs Newborn Notes Journal in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.*


  1. Thanks for sharing. I'm loving that journal - what a cute idea.


    1. It's such a awesome journal. May Designs also has a pregnancy journal, budget journal, and a few more other journal inserts.

  2. The Lansinoh nursing pads were the best! I also loved the My Breast Friend pillow it was similar to a Boppy but you could hook it on to yourself. I was a big fan of nursing camis too.

    1. That pillow sounds awesome! I'll have to check it out. I need to get a nursing cami as well.

  3. I'm always so impressed by the things they make now in the maternity department, seriously! Also I know many women who could benefit from these things, so thank you for sharing (especially the nursing bras--one of my friends recently complained about hers).


    1. I was also surprised by all of the new things that they make for mothers and babies as well. I was very surprised by all of the new and improved baby gear that is now sold.