Breastfeeding Essentials 2023

Breastfeeding is a deeply fulfilling experience that benefits both mother and baby. Understandably, we might assume that all a baby requires is your breasts and an abundance of love, but in reality, when it comes to starting out on your breastfeeding journey, there are several breastfeeding essential items that can significantly enhance the experience and make it more seamless for new mums. While breastfeeding primarily relies on the mother’s breasts and love, there are additional tools that can provide you with valuable support.

First up…Establish a good breastfeeding support network

Great support is indeed the most crucial breastfeeding essential. Join the Australian Breastfeeding Association, put their Breastfeeding Helpline number on your phone, and go to one of their local face-to-face support groups. Speak to your local Maternal Heath Nurse and find a good lactation consultant too, even if things are going well. They can help to identify any issues early on and help you to gain confidence as a new mum.

Secondly…we have compiled a checklist of breastfeeding essentials in no particular order that can support you on your motherhood journey and make your breastfeeding experience more rewarding.

Breastfeeding Essentials

Made for Me Wearable Breast Pump by Tommee Tippee

The Made for Me Wearable Breast Pump by Tommee Tippee offers new mothers a convenient and hands-free pumping experience, making breastfeeding easier and more efficient.

  • Wearable and wire-free – allowing you to move around and go about your daily life while pumping
  • Smart app enabled – to monitor and track your pumping with the convince of your phone
  • Nipple alignment – for easy connection
  • ConstantComfort technology – the only pump that uses baby-like suction
  • Fits in regular bras – the pump should fit comfortably and securely inside nursing bras, but can also be used in regular bras
  • Compatible with the Closure to Nature range – the milk collector bottle is compatible with the Closer to Nature breast-like teats
  • Easy to charge – through the USB cable
  • Easy to clean – all parts except the main pump body can be placed in the dishwasher

RRP $599 – Available from Tommee Tippee Baby Bunting. Read Full Review here


Tommee Tippee Made For Me Double Electric Breast Pump

Tommee Tippee Made For Me Double Electric Breast Pump

The Tommee Tippee Made for Me Double Electric Breast Pump provides a reliable and effective solution for busy mothers, allowing them to express milk comfortably and efficiently.

  • More milk in less time – the cups feature massaging petals that work to stimulate and create strong suction while still feeling soft
  • Easy to charge– USB rechargeable, with a full charge giving over 90 minutes of cord-free pump time
  • No fuss cleaning – easy to clean and assemble
  • Multiple settings – 5 massage and 9 express modes
  • Portable – take it anywhere for on-the-go pumping
  • Choice is yours – can be used as a double or single pump
  • Gentle on breasts – gentle and effective massaging

RRP $359.95. Read our full review here

Mininor Mini Chargeable Electric Breast Pump

Mininor Breast Pump – Mini Chargeable Electric Breast PumpThe Mininor Chargeable Breast Pump offers a user-friendly experience, combining convenience and functionality. Whether you need a gentle start or a more intense pumping session, the Mininor breast pump provides the flexibility to cater to your specific needs.

  • Easy to use – compact, portable and lightweight
  • Features two functions – stimulation or pumping, with 6 and 9 strength levels, respectively for efficient and comfortable pumping
  • Use as a single or double pump – plugged in or charged
  • Pump from a comfy seat or move around hands-free thanks to the lightweight design and lanyard on the pump control
  • Up to 2 hours of use after just 40 minutes of charging
  • Closed-system pump

Mininor Chargeable Breast Pump | RRP $269.95
Read full product review here

Pinky’s Boobie Tea Duo Pack

Created by Lactation Consultant, Pinky McKay, Pinky’s Boobie Tea has been thoughtfully crafted with a blend of herbs that have been traditionally known to support lactation and promote a healthy breast milk supply.

  • Delicious flavours and refreshing aromas, these teas offer a soothing and enjoyable experience for breastfeeding mothers.
  • Australian Made with 100% Organic ingredients. No Caffeine. No Fenugreek. No artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners
  • Vegan friendly. Halal Friendly and Gluten Free.
  • Calming Blend, expertly crafted with a selection of soothing and healing herbs.Experience the soothing effects of our.
  • Each pouch contains 20 serves of loose leaf tea.
  • Available in Calming Blend or Immunity Blend.

Pinky’s Boobie Tea Duo Pack | RRP$32.00

Pinky’s Boobie Bikkies Trio Pack

Pinky’s Boobie Bikkies have been scientifically formulated for breastfeeding mums. Created by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Pinky McKay, alongside a team of dieticians, food scientists and nutrition professionals, our award-winning bikkies contain galactagogues – ingredients used for centuries to support a healthy milk supply.

  • No preservatives or additives – just natural and organic ingredients.
  • Each Boobie Bikkie is individually wrapped for maximum freshness, so you can pop some in your nappy bag for an easy and nutritious on-the-go snack.
  • Each box contains 10 generous and filling 30g biscuits.

Pinky’s Boobie Bikkies Trio Pack | RRP$69.00



HAAKAA Ladybug Silicone Breast Milk Collector

Popular among breastfeeding mums who want to save every drop of breast milk leakage, the Ladybug Silicone Breast Milk Collector serves as an alternative to traditional breast pads, which are designed to absorb and prevent leaks from reaching clothing.

  • One Piece Design that attaches to the breast using suction.
  • Discreet and comfortable fit, securely adhering to the breast while you wear it inside your bra.
  • Light and gentle the collector is designed to hold the product in place and prevent it from shifting or falling off during use. The gentle suction is not intended to actively draw out additional milk or stimulate milk production, ideal for mums who are not wanting to increase supply.
  • Completely portable giving you flexibility to carry on with your day or use while breastfeeding.
  • Prevent spills with the innovative small feet on the bottom to stand upright on any flat surface.
  • Available in 3 sizes – 40ml/75ml/150ml

HAAKAA Ladybug Silicone Breast Milk Collector 75ml | RRP $29.99

Weleda Nipple Balm

Crafted in collaboration with midwives and pharmacists, Weleda Nipple Balm is meticulously formulated to provide gentle care and nourishment for breastfeeding mothers.

  • Gentle composition allows for frequent use without the need to remove it before nursing your baby.
  • Fragrance-free care and protection for sore nipples, cracked skin and chafing.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding-safe skincare.
  • Free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants, and raw materials derived from mineral oils.
  • Suitable for vegetarians.

Weleda Nipple Balm 25g | RRP $19.95

Read Full Product Review here.


Rite Aid Breast Discs and Breast Pads

Rite Aid Breastfeeding Essentials have you covered with their award winning ultra-comfort Nursing pads and Hydrogel Breast Discs, assisting mothers throughout their breastfeeding journey

  • Discreet leak-proof design combines layers of protection that will keep you feeling dry, comfortable and confident overnight and between feeds.
  • Crowned gold awards in Australia, makes these Hydrogel Breast Discs a product not to be missed on your shopping list
  • Moulded shape with elastic sides for a more natural and comfortable fit
  • Absorbs moisture and leakages quickly through the soft honeycomb sheet
  • Easy application with their single adhesive release sheet.
  • Restore cracked nippled and natural moisture.

Rite Aid Breast Feeding Essential Pack – 1x Ultra-Comfort Nursing Pads (40pk), 2x Hydrogel Breast Discs (12pk) | RRP$22.97

Read Full Product Review here.


Butterfly Maternity Pillow®

Rated Australia’s #1 pregnancy pillow and designed with expectant mothers in mind, the innovative Butterfly Maternity Pillow is specifically crafted to offer optimal comfort and alignment for mums-to-be and breast feeding mums.

  • 100% Australian Owned and Made.
  • Features unique butterfly wings that cradles your body and provides valuable back support.
  • Crafted with premium Japara Cotton, this pillow offers a luxurious feel, and are filled with Cloudfil® fiber balls to prevent clumping and provide optimal support for your body.
  • Tencel™ covers are naturally moisture-absorbent and durable. These covers are thoughtfully crafted using low-impact dyes and are available in a range of soft, organic colours.
  • Hand-picked each pillow is meticulously picked, packed, and plumped on the Gold Coast. It comes with a convenient zip-lock dust bag for storage.
  • Supports recommended side sleeping position.
  • OEKO-TEX® 100 Certified.

Butterfly Maternity Pillow® | RRP$147.00


New Beginnings 2-in-1 UV Steriliser & Dryer

Introducing the New Beginnings UV Steriliser and Dryer, a versatile and compact unit designed to meet all your sterilisation, drying, and storage needs for bottles, teats, sippy cups, and various accessories

  • Innovative UV sterilisation technology, ensures efficient and thorough sterilisation, eliminating harmful bacteria and providing peace of mind for parents.
  • Compact design allows for easy placement on any countertop or in a nursery, saving valuable space.
  • Convenient drying functionality, promoting quick and hygienic drying of your items after sterilisation. The dual-functionality of sterilising and drying in one device streamlines your baby care routine.
  • Compact, streamlined and silent this unit fits up to 4 bottles at a time, drying in 41 minutes and sterilising in 11 minutes!
  • Hygienic System killing up to 99.9% of common germs and bacteria.
  • Hepa filter captures smaller particles such as dust and mould (+2 replacement filters provided).
  • Safe and durable with no UV light leakage and easy to use, intuitive digital smart touch buttons.
  • BPA Free

New Beginnings 2-in-1 UV Steriliser & Dryer | RRP$129.95


Quax Rocking Nursing Chair

Ergonomically designed to offer optimal comfort and support, Quax Rocking Nursing Chair features an integrated headrest and supportive armrests, making it the perfect  addition to your nursery or lounge room.

  • Ergonomic design offering optimal comfort whilst feeding.
  • Ultimate Support with integrated headrest and armrests.
  • Beautiful and maximum comfort with soft, padded seat.
  • Matching rocking footstool and rocking baby bouncer also available.
  • Available in Sand Grey, Clay, Saffron and Black.

Quax Rocking Nursing Chair | RRP$899.95

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