Hey y’all! I’m 8 weeks postpartum, and I wanted to share with you some of the products I used to help ease the days after giving birth and throughout postpartum.
POSTPARTUM MUST HAVES
Fridamom upside down peri bottle - most hospitals usually give you a peri bottle, but honestly you need this one. it’s an upside down peri bottle that makes cleansing down there a lot easier.
* (honestly if you can get your hands on the entire fridamom postpartum kit will save you!)
Medicated Cooling Pads- these are great for instant relief down there.
Nursing Bra you will need some bras. Not just ANY bra. If you plan on breastfeeding, I suggest getting few nursing bras. I’m telling you, it makes a difference. B boob engorgement and on-demand feeding, you will want something to clip on and off easily. I recommend waiting until after birth to order nursing bras. once your milk comes in, to order so you can see how big your boobs get. (That way you can determine what size to get).
Robe - Comfort is key during postpartum. You’ll want to wear items that are easy to move around and lounge in. This nursing robe was amazing.
Mesh Underwear - postpartum is not the time to be wearing your cute/sexy panties. You’ll be bleeding a lot and won‘t want to ruin your good undies. These are super comfortable, stretchy mesh material that provides comfort while holding up the big diaper/pads you’ll have to wear. If you can, try to stock up on as many of these from the hospital as possible.
Heating Pad - Whether you need it to soothe your aches and pains or help increase the flow of breastmilk, a heating pad is great to have on deck. My mom got this heating pad for my during my pregnancy, but I found great use of it during postpartum as well. It’s infused with herbs like (lavender, peppermint, and chamomile) that helps alleviate pain.
Nipple cream - SIS if you only get one thing from this list. Let this be it. This was my saving grace. First weeks of breastfeeding hurt. Between baby learning how to latch, and constant feedings — my nips were raw. And boy was it painful. Applying this nipple cream in between feedings helped moisturize and alleviate the dry/soreness. And don’t worry it’s organic and safe for baby. Another great gem for my nips were these cooling pads. Pop these bad boys in the refrigerator, and you’ll feel instant nipple relief! Thank me later.
Tylenol- this is self explanatory. But it helped relieve my cramps. I preferred Tylenol over Ibuprofen.
Stool softener - I know, I know pooping after giving birth may be the last thing on your mind. You might realize, a few days have gone by and you have not pooped. This is completely normal. Constipation is a normal part of postpartum. And a stool softener IS A MUST HAVE. Not going to lie, I was actually afraid to poop lol. I didn’t want to mess up my stitches, and honestly I didn’t want to feel the pain of pooping. But, when I finally was able to go, it was actually easier than I thought. Thanks to my stool softener.
Haaka Breast Pump - This little piece of silicone magic! a manual breast pump that expresses milk from suction. I liked to use it on the opposite breast while my son feeds. It allows me to express milk from both boobs at the same time. Especially when I’m lazy and don’t feel like pulling out my electric pump. It’s a game changer honestly.
Last but not least, continue to take your prenatal vitamins! These have great benefits postpartum, especially while breastfeeding.
I hope you find my list helpful. Let me know some of your postpartum must haves!
If you’re interested, check out my Postpartum Must Haves YouTube video!