Hi mommies, congratulations on your new baby and for stepping on a new milestone in your family! Although being excited for the baby is wonderful, do not forget about your well-being. Postpartum is a sensitive period of time for you because the painful process of birth will take a significant toll on your body. Therefore, you should prepare postpartum essentials to ease the pain and head to a baby product store KL or anywhere nearby.
What are the things you should get? Well, scroll down to find out!
Just as how periods can get messy, the same thing will happen during postpartum too. After giving birth, you will have lochia, a type of discharge that contains blood, mucus, and uterine tissue coming out of your uterus. It can last up to six weeks, so you should stock up with as many pads as you can at your place!
- Nipple cream
Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies for at least a year. It might seem like a delicate process, but it can be painful for the mom as sometimes babies will have difficulties latching on their mom’s nipple and it may cause discomfort and cracked nipples. While you can let it heal on itself, it will take a long time. Therefore, you should get a nipple cream and heal the skin around your nipples.
- Breast pads
Typically, after giving birth, you will start to lactate a lot of breast milk for your babies. And sometimes, the milk will come out when you are not breastfeeding and it will get embarrassing especially if it appears on your top when you are outside. For that reason, wear breast pads before you go out and due to their small size, you can put them in your handbag and change them whenever you want.
- Breast pump
Having a breast pump will help you a lot, especially if you love to go out and travel. When you are outside, it is difficult to find a secluded place to breastfeed your baby and most of the time you will get stared at if you do it in a crowded place. When you have a breast pump, you can prepare milk for your baby at home and be worry-free if they get hungry outside. It’ll be a win-win situation for both you and your baby!
- Breastmilk storage bags
Now that you know you have to buy a breast pump, don’t forget to get breastmilk storage bags to store the goods! Due to its material, you can store it flat and even stack a few on top of each other to save space in your chiller or freezer. However, make sure it is made from food-safe polyethylene to ensure it will not get damaged easily.
Postpartum will be stressful and exhausting, which is why you should prepare all the essentials so that it will be a smooth and less overwhelming process. If it tires you out so much, you can ask your husband, your family or friends to get them for you. Also, they are not sold at physical baby product store KL (or other places) only but online too! All the best and always be healthy mommies!