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Before I became a mom, I relied on my trusted circle of mom friends, Google, Facebook groups, and community boards for all parenting needs. Turns out—opinions vary based on need and, as we all know, every situation is different so what works for one mom/baby might not work for another. That said, I’ve given a lot of thought to what I could include here and limited this list to everyday must-haves that have really saved me these past 6+ months (including a product that may come in handy during the pandemic).
Despite my pre-baby hope of breastfeeding, Mila had a hard time latching from the start, and so, I was forced to pump. Because of this, I didn’t have much of a need for breastfeeding pillows and blankets so I could feed baby in the open (also, where am I going lol? Covid-19 has kind of reshaped my reality in ways I didn’t think were possible). I strongly recommend going through insurance to get your free pump. I also really liked these breast milk bags from Lansinoh for freezer storage. I have used almost all 100 over the past six months!