When it comes to welcoming a new baby into your life, there's so much to prepare for. From your baby's diapers to clothes and gear, you might forget something just as important⎯postpartum items. This is the time when your body is healing and adjusting to life after childbirth, and having the right items and clothes on hand can make a huge difference in your comfort and well-being. Whether you're creating a registry or just stocking up for yourself, here are some must-have postpartum items to include:
Nursing & Pumping Bra
An all-in-one-nursing and pumping bra is a game changer! Being a mom is a full-time job and includes multitasking throughout the day. One of the biggest challenges for breastfeeding moms is pumping milk while trying to balance other daily activities. Our Larken X is an all-in-one nursing and pumping bra that allows moms to seamlessly go from pumping to working easily. It’s super soft and comfortable and made with stretchy fabric that adapts to your changing breast size. Find your perfect fit here, and here are some tips on how to make pumping more comfortable.
Postpartum recovery calls for soft, comfortable underwear that won't rub or irritate your healing body. Our High-Rise Brief is great for maternity and postpartum underwear. This underwear is made from a luxuriously soft modal blend with a wide, non-elastic waistband that won't cause any discomfort. Designed to fit perfectly over or under your bump during pregnancy, they are also c-section friendly. Plus, they provide gentle support for postpartum bellies. Stay comfortable throughout your entire motherhood journey with our ultra-soft underwear.
After giving birth, your body can change a lot, and finding clothes that fit and are comfortable can be hard to find. High-waisted leggings have become very popular among moms because not only are they stylish, but they also provide gentle support and comfort for your fluctuating body. Our Signature High-Waisted Leggings are versatile, extremely comfortable, and stretchy, so they can be worn at home, the office, while working out, and even to sleep in!
The perfect way to unwind after a long day is to slip into a comfortable nightshirt⎯one that is both stylish and cozy. The CloudLuxe Nightshirt will envelope you in silky softness. This maternity nursing button-down nightshirt allows for easy nursing and pumping access and pairs perfectly with our Larken X nursing and hands-free pumping bra. Plus, it’s a hospital-bag must-have!
Breastfeeding is a beautiful experience, but it can be quite uncomfortable if you don’t have the right support. Invest in a good quality nursing pillow that provides your back and arm with much-needed support. Nursing pillows come in various sizes and shapes, so find one that suits your needs and comfort level. Check out some of the best nursing pillows according to Parents.
A sitz bath is a shallow bath that soaks the buttocks and hips in warm water to relieve pain and itching. It is an ideal option if you had stitches or tears during delivery. Here’s more information on the benefits of postpartum sitz baths.
Breastfeeding can be tough on your nipples, especially in those early days when you and your baby are still figuring things out. A good nipple cream can help prevent and heal soreness, cracking, and other nipple issues. Here’s a list of some of the best nipple creams for breastfeeding. Be sure to check out our interview with Dr. Lum Frundi which discusses everything about breastfeeding.
Welcoming a new baby is an exciting and joyful time, but it's important to remember that postpartum recovery is a crucial part of the process. By stocking up on these must-have postpartum items, you’ll have the essential items you need to take care of yourself and your baby. Be sure to check out our other helpful posts on tips and tricks for breastfeeding on the go, self care 101, and tips on managing postpartum.