20 Best Gifts for Breastfeeding Moms

Mandy Velez | Dec 13, 2019 Shop
20 Best Gifts for Breastfeeding Moms
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Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things to happen on this planet, yet it's a topic that touches each person personally. Whether it's something that's met by moms with ease and love, or differing opinions and stress and maybe downright rudeness, it's still a thing that many moms decide to take on. Some moms, because of their own upbringing or the lack of access to post-natal care, try to wing it. Others may get more support and maybe more products to help them along the way. And boy are there a lot of breastfeeding products. A lot of them are functional items, from easy-accessible bras to pumping machines, but some items can just make a mom feel a little more loved and comfortable. For new moms, it can be easy to receive gifts that they may not need but miss out on those they really could use, thanks to gift taboos. We're here to say that it's time to give breastfeeding moms what they really want.

Because no one understands what breastfeeding is like -- the good, the bad, and the funny -- until one does it, we decided to compile a list of gifts we know moms would appreciate. And whether the person reading this list is looking for ideas or they're a mom looking to find some cool products for themselves, we tried to do our best to make it both fun and functional. Like we mentioned earlier, there's pumps and bras, but also stuff such as pillows and PJs that will make the process much more comfortable. Wouldn't it be amazing if during the holidays and for baby showers moms got the things that could save them from nights of nipple pain or their arms from cramping? We think so.

Traditionalists will find highly rated nursing pillows. Pumps that have apps and features that allow for bluetooth tracking also are available, because it's almost 2020 after all! The tech is so cool these days that there are even wearables for dads to "breastfeed" and help give moms a break. That said, these gifts are meant for moms, and it's about time we give them what they need. From new moms to pregnant moms, there's something here for everyone to appreciate.

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  • Breastfeeding Gift Basket


    A handmade gift basket makes for a very thoughtful gift, because it's basically more than one present. Not only is it a kind gesture, but it comes with items mom can actually use, from nipple cream to lip balm.

    Breastfeeding Mom Gift - Gift Basket ($68, Etsy)

  • Lactation Cocoa Mix


    Nursing in the winter months can be tough, but a nice warm glass of hot cocoa makes everything a bit more cozy. Priced at just $7, this low-cost gift sparks milk production in a yummy way.

    Lactation Cocoa Mix ($7, Etsy

  • Nursing Tea Blend


    Hot cocoa is not for everyone, but this a perfect and thoughtful gift for any breastfeeding mom who enjoys tea. Best news? "It’s 100% natural, 100% caffeine-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, soy-free and non-GMO."

    Nursing Tea Blend ($30, teami

  • Pump and Dump Wineglass


    This gift is for the mamas who have a sense of humor. Wine may not have any direct breastfeeding benefits, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a glass a day can't hurt.

    Pump and Dump Funny Wineglass ($11, Etsy)

  • Bamibi Multifunctional Pregnancy Pillow & Breastfeeding Pillow


    The amazingness of a large pregnancy and breastfeeding pillow cannot be understated. This pillow is specially designed for breastfeeding mothers who can form the pillow in different ways to support their body or the baby's during feedings.

    Bamibi Multifunctional Pregnancy Pillow & Breastfeeding Pillow ($40, Amazon)

  • Breastfeeding Gift Set


    Storing breastmilk can often be a daunting task, but with the right tools, such as storage bottles and bags, it can be made a bit easier. This is perfect for moms who want gifts they can get use rather than something that just looks nice.

    Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Gift Set ($100, Target)

  • Lilac Blossoms Nursing Poncho


    Nursing in public is a choice every mom should make for herself. If she wants a bit of privacy or shade for baby, a cute lilac poncho can help.

    Lilac Blossoms Nursing Poncho ($33, Milk Maid Goods)

  • Nursing Mom Door Hanger


    Everyone could use a little privacy sometimes, especially nursing mothers. The maker of these door hangers has maintained a nearly perfect 5 stars through more than 3,000 reviews. This all but guarantees a quality gift.

    Nursing Mom Door Hanger ($18, Etsy)

  • New Mom Care Kit


    A care kit gives moms all the tools they need to stay comfortable through the nursing process. This kit comes with everything from cotton pads, feminine wipes, liners, and two sets of face masks -- gifts that may come much more in handy than other items new moms get.

    New Mom Care Kit ($45, Rael

  • 5 Piece Maternity and Nursing PJ Pant Set for Mom and Baby


    Staying cozy is important while feeding a tiny human, and this PJ set helps nursing mothers do just that. This set comes in over 20 styles to match the taste of any woman.

    5 Piece Maternity and Nursing PJ Pant Set for Mom and Baby ($56 to $98, Amazon)

  • Nipple Cream


    This gift may seem self-explanatory, but with nursing mothers, it will go a very long way. On top of that, reviewers said it never stained their clothes. Plus, it is made with 100% certified organic ingredients.

    Nipple Cream ($13, Etsy)

  • Hands-Free Nursing Bra


    This bra is a national Parent Product award winner! It not only helps with pumping hands-free (which, yes, means more baby holding and phone scrolling) but is genuinely comfortable too.

    Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra ($50, Kindred Bravely)

  • Breastfeeding Ornament


    This is a beautiful gift that ties in perfectly to the holiday season. It celebrates the act of breastfeeding that can be displayed on a tree. As a wonderful added bonus, the back is customizable with names and dates.

    Nursing Mom Breastfeeding Mother Holding Baby Gift ($12, Etsy)

  • Ruby Tank Char


    This is one of Anook's best selling items and for good reason. This is a high-quality bra that provides mom with easy access for feedings.

    Ruby Tank Char ($62, Anook)

  • Nursing Bracelet


    These bracelets are more about the function (informing mom which boob is next), but they're so cute one would not even be able to tell. They are available in silver and gold with eight options for the band color. 

    Nursing Bracelet ($18, Etsy)

  • SmartPump Double Electric Breast Pump


    Smart devices are everywhere, and breast pumps are no exception. This new product can track breastfeeding sessions and baby. It can also be controlled with an app that moms can access from their phones. 

    Lansinoh SmartPump Double Electric Breast Pump with Bluetooth and App ($128, Amazon)

  • Mothers and Babies Breastfeeding Watercolor Print


    This print is a beautiful celebration of motherhood for folks who are on the art-y side. Or just love art. This one in particular is watercolor and features all types of breastfeeding women feeding their babies.

    Mothers and Babies Breastfeeding Watercolor Print ($35, Etsy)

  • Nursing Pillow for Comfortable Posture


    The nursing pillow is a smaller option for those who want a version of the body pillow listed earlier. According to Amazon, it encourages better posture during breastfeeding, alleviating strain in the back, neck, and arms.

    My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow for Comfortable Posture ($50, Amazon)

  • Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner


    If a pillow is not enough, or mom just really loves comfort, this recliner is a perfect gift. This chair comes in four colors and fits perfect in a nursery, making it a wonderful "big gift" for nursing mothers.

    Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner ($289 to $379, Walmart)

  • Austin Shorts Moss

    This is another one of Anook's best sellers. It's shorts for nursing moms to throw on and feel both comfy and beautiful around the house or while exercising. The material and fit is just right.

    Austin Shorts Moss ($58, Anook)

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