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Storq Reqs: Essential Nursing Gear

Nursing is not for the faint of heart. It’s tough business for tough people, who need tons of extra support during this phase (our fervent personal belief if not actual fact). This list of gifts to support the nursing parent in your life is meant to be practical, thoughtful, and very much geared towards moments of self care. It’s easy to lose yourself in the world of nursing, and it’s important to call this out so they can put their own self care high up on any list of priorities.

  • Pregnancy pillows are not always the coolest, but we suspect that this chic squiggle would help support belly, back, boobs and (nursing) baby all while making your home look more cute, not less.
  • Escape the sad world of nursing tanks that are ill-fitting, itchy and generally not cute. This tank has clips but also manages to look like real clothes.
  • This herbal beverage was crafted with new mothers in mind to be be calming and support healthy milk production.
  • Wrapping your body in soft cotton jersey feels amazing but also looks like clothes you can wear out in the world, with discrete yet functional nursing access!
  • Breastfeeding is the tits! And good for you if it’s going smoothly! In the event that you’re experiencing pain, soreness, sensitivity, swelling, etc. we have heard tell that these compresses are instantly soothing and healing.
  • Breastfeeding/chestfeeding is not a straight-forward, one size fits all endeavor. At all. One way to prepare yourself for the potentially not entirely smooth reality, is with a thoughtful little self care kit designed to troubleshoot a few of the most common issues that may come up on your journey.
  • Important Q. If you’re not always searching for cooler alternatives to a traditional pregnancy and breastfeeding pillow, are you really living? Yes, it’s a fun, decorative pillow-object, but it can also be a baby headrest, if you choose.