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Mother’s Day Breastfeeding Basket

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Mother's Day Breastfeeding BasketWhen you’re nursing a baby, there are several items you need to have within reach, especially at the start of your nursing relationship. A great gift for a new or expectant mom is a breastfeeding basket that has all this stuff together in a handy basket.

I received a basket of snacks while in the hospital after the birth of my first child, and once I got home, I realized it was the perfect size to transfer all my needed supplies from room to room. I had burp cloths, ibuprofen, lanolin, nipple shield, bathroom supplies, tissues, and my water bottle. I would also throw in my phone and I was able to take it from my bed to the couch to the nursery every day without needing anything else.

Since I utilized mine so much, this basket has become my ideal baby gift. Basic items to include are:

The best part about this gift is that it’s so easily customizable, and you can put anything in to personalize it. You can even include a few small items from their registry if they have one; an Itzbeen timer, washcloths, or pacifiers.

This is also a helpful gift for someone who may not be very knowledgeable about breastfeeding since you can include a book or some items they may not even know they need, like milk storage bags. If it’s for a close friend, you could include some nursing bras or camisoles, because they’ll definitely use those. A nice touch would be to print off the phone number and website of their local La Leche League or a lactation consultant for troubleshooting those difficult first feedings.

This basket has become my favorite shower gift, and it would also be a perfect Mother’s Day gift for an expectant mother!

 Janalyn Cantu is a mom of two who lives and writes in Fort Worth, Texas. She loves attending playdates that don’t involve explaining what cloth diapers are to anyone.