Postpartum is so different for everyone. As a new mama you are exhausted, sore, hormonal and it can all be so overwhelming. Recovering from my C Section was obviously very different than recovering from my VBAC. But these are my postpartum favorites from my VBACS / vaginal births.
1| Organic Nipple Balm c/o Tubby Todd: I have tried so many different nipple cream/balms in the time I have spent breastfeeding and this is the best! I love that it is not sticky and messy like a lot of others.
2| Instant Ice Maxi Pads: I have never gotten so many questions about something as I did when I shared these in my stories on Instagram! Haha. So many people said they had tried to make their own before and they did not turn out well. I tried when Ben was born, too and they definitely were not great. These on the other hand! I would say the cold lasts for about an hour or so. They are larger than a normal pad so it is not like I wore them out to Target or anything, but they were great for the first week while recovering at home.
3| Cooling Perineal Pad Liners: The hospital gives Tucks pads and these are very similar, only larger so you do not have to use multiple.
4| Soothies Cooling Gel Pads: These are amazing for those first few weeks as your nipples get used to nursing.
5| Nursing Sports Bra: I brought this bra a few months before Sloane was born and it is been my go to since then. It is super comfortable.
7| Bounceback Seamless Compression Leggings: These are so supportive! I squeezed into them in the hospital the day after Sloane was born and the support felt great on both my belly and my back.
8| Rhoid Balm
9| Washable Nursing Pads: I used disposable in the past but love how soft these are! They can get lost in the wash easily, so I just put them in a delicates bag and it keeps them together.
10| Button Down Nightgown: This is not a maternity or nursing nightgown, but it works perfectly! It is SO soft and the buttons make it so easy to nurse in. I actually took mine to the hospital and it was super comfortable and easy for the nurses to check me.
Experienced mamas, what things did you need for those first few months?
I would love to know in a comment below. xo