Photo from Lansinoh
If you're going to try to breastfeed your baby, you might think that since you were born with the equipment to get the job done, you'd be all set. And in some ways that's true. In others, a little bit of extra "stuff" can help you get feedings done more comfortably and easily.
Guess what? You can find them at Wal-mart -- and many moms around here did. You can purchase comfy, affordable nursing bras and tanks at your local outpost and online, too (though nursing bras are as tricky to fit as regular bras, so shopping in person may be best for this particular errand.)
You can also find nursing bras, tops, and some supplies like pads at Mimi Maternity. When it comes to nursing pads, several moms reported preferring the Lansinoh brand -- you can find those at Wal-mart and most drug stores, too.
And are nursing bras totally mandatory? Nope, but many moms agree that they do make access to the "equipment" much, much easier.
Have you purchased any nursing gear -- bras, pads, tanks, a Boppy pillow? Or are you going to wait until baby's here and decide what you need then?