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Best Breastfeeding Accessories 2023: Find Your Breast Friend!

Searching for your soul mate on your breastfeeding journey? You’re in luck because we’ve found 10 of them. Welcome to Mum Central’s best breastfeeding accessories of 2023! These items, including breastfeeding pillows, pumps, and pads, are designed to make the breastfeeding journey more convenient and enjoyable.

We’ve found your breast friends to soothe your sore nipples, boost milk production, assist with engorgement and keep you warm, cosy and comfortable. So take away the stress, the aches and pains, and say g’day to your new breast friends.

As an extra bonus, many of our top breastfeeding accessories ALSO come with special offers and discounts too!

What you’ll need – Best breastfeeding products and tips 

Every mum has a different go-to list for breastfeeding. Some prefer to feed with a cover, while others don’t, for example. Some will be happy to exclusively breastfeed but others mums may wish to express on a regular basis.

Below are just a few tips we have to ensure a better breastfeeding experience

  1. INVEST IN ITEMS DESIGNED TO HELP: While your boobs are doing all the work, you don’t have to think of breastfeeding as something that solely falls on your plate. A breast pump is a life-saver in our opinion as is a comfy nursing bra, chair and pillow. We also suggest a feeding blanket, especially through the winter.
  2. INVEST IN ITEMS DESIGNED TO HEAL: Breastfeeding can be incredibly demanding but there are breastfeeding accessories out there that help with nipple pain, engorgement, milk production concerns and more. Don’t be afraid to use them.
  3. SET UP A BREASTFEEDING STATION: Breastfeeding is a pretty demanding full-time job so invest in an armchair caddy or keep a box handy on a side table next to your nursing chair so that you have everything you need within your reach (very important if you’re home alone!). Make sure you’ve got nipple shields, nipple balm, breast pads, an extra phone charger, some burping cloths, water and the TV remote!
  4. AND SNACKS. SO MANY SNACKS: In addition to water and perhaps a nice cup of lactation tea, we recommend always having a few snacks handy! Breastfeeding can make you STARVIN’ MARVIN so grab a muesli bar, a piece of fruit and anything else you can eat one-handed while enjoying the peaceful calm of a well-fed and sleepy infant.

10 incredible breastfeeding accessories guaranteed to become your very breast friends! 

BEST NURSING PILLOW: Linen Social Nursing Pillow

RRP: $167 with cover, $147 without cover
WHERE TO BUY: Linen Social

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Set yourself up for a comfortable and stress-free feed every time with a nursing pillow. Linen Social’s Nursing Pillow is lightweight, U-shaped and ergonomically designed to wrap snuggly around your body, helping to reduce back, arm, and neck strain while gently supporting your little one. Find your prime feeding position as the nursing pillow cradles and lifts Bub, ideal for sitting, laying down, and even in a nursery chair.

The 100% pure linen cover is woven from buttery soft French flax, an organic, eco-friendly Tencel® fibre that becomes softer, snugglier, and more luxurious with each and every wash. It’s breathable, anti-bacterial and hypoallergic, ideal for sensitive newborn skin and machine-washable for easy cleaning too.

While a nursing pillow is designed to support both you and Bub while breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it can also double as a prop for supervised tummy time, sitting, and playing to help your little one develop new skills – a breast friend for you and for your infant too!

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BEST NIPPLE SHIELDS: Silverette®, the Original nipple shields for breastfeeding

RRP: from $85
WHERE TO BUY: Silverette 

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It’s no secret that your nipples take quite the beating when breastfeeding and/or expressing which is where nipple shields come in. What we love about Silverette® Nipple Shields is that they are made from medical-grade copper and silver and are 100% natural. Every shield is crafted in Italy using the best quality 925 silver in the world and they also come recommended and stocked by IBCLC and health professionals.

Designed to fit the anatomical shape of the areola, Silverette® can prevent cracked, sore and irritated nipple skin, soothe and heal in between cluster feeds and are safe for mum and bub.

Just place the shields on your nipples and enjoy antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial benefits to prevent and repair the nipple skin at all stages of the breastfeeding or expressing journey. They are also reusable, eco-friendly, and with no expiry date, you can use them down the road if you have any more children.

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BEST NIPPLE BALM: Weleda Nipple Balm

RRP: $19.95
WHERE TO BUY: Weleda

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For a nipple balm that takes the bite out of breastfeeding, Weleda is a name to remember! This stuff is a godsend to keep nearby and use as much as you need. Developed with midwives and pharmacists, the fragrance-free nipple balm provides care and protection for sore nipples and cracked skin.

Suitable for frequent use and safe for both mum and baby, Weleda’s Nipple Balm contains organic calendula extract and is suitable for vegetarians too.

What we love about the Weleda Nipple Balm is that it’s 100% certified natural which means no nasties, no fragrances and no need to worry about wiping it off before feeding bub. It’s perfectly safe for mum and bub. We recommend keeping one in your nappy bag, one by your bedside and next to your feeding chair. Your nipples will love you for it.

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BEST WEARABLE BREAST PUMP: Tommee Tippee Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump

RRP: $599.00
WHERE TO BUYTommee Tippee, Baby Bunting and Amazon

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Some of the newer best breastfeeding products on the market are wearable breast pumps which feature the power of a regular double electric pump but in a wearable design. Simply place the pump in your bra and away you express! There are no wires, no extra motors (the motor is built-in) and no need to hold the pump in place with your hands. It really is a game-changer for expressing milk.

Tommee Tippee’s Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump is one of the top-performing wearable breast pumps out there thanks to the technology that ensures a more comfortable and effective expression session. The breast pump features Smart ConstantComfort technology which holds the pump in place for an effective, yet gentle pumping experience.

It is also designed to mimic your baby’s natural suckling sensation, which allows you to extract milk more effectively and features one massage mode and 8 express modes. You can also feed directly from the pump as the 150ml milk collector bottles are compatible with the Closer to Nature bottle range and come with one teat.

Another feature that sets Made for Me™ apart is the nipple alignment light guide which helps ensure the perfect nipple position by using the light guide to direct you. Keep track of your expressing sessions and customise through the Tommee Tippee app and expect some serious mileage out of every pumping session – Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump can last four hours without needing to be recharged.

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BEST BREAST PADS: Rite Aid Nursing Pads and Hydrogel Breast Discs

RRP: $22.95 for the bundle deal
WHERE TO BUY: Rite Aid Australia

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Prepare for a monsoon of milk with Rite Aid Australia’s Nursing Pads, your breast friend for preventing leaks. Affordable and easy to use, simply place them in your bra for discreet leak-proof protection.

These Nursing Pads offer an innovative solution for breastfeeding mums and come with extra super-absorbent polymer as well as a moulded shape with elasticised sides for a more natural and comfortable fit. One pack comes with 40 disposable pads and will keep you comfortable during the often messy first few weeks as your body gets used to breastfeeding and finding the perfect balance between supply and demand. A tricky task, indeed!

Rite Aid Australia also stocks Hydrogel Breast Discs for instant soothing relief of nipple pain. Hydrogel Breast Discs hydrate, cools, and aids the healing of broken or irritated skin, and can be used in between breastfeeds. Grab both Rite Aid breastfeeding essentials in a bundle deal and save.

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BEST NURSING BRA: Bubba Bump Nursing Bra

RRP: $45
WHERE TO BUY: Bubba Bump

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A good bra goes a long way even when you’re not using your breasts to feed an infant! Now imagine how helpful a supportive nursing bra can be! By far the most important thing to consider when it comes to nursing bras is the level of comfort and this is why Bubba Bump is our top pick for best nursing bras.

Their bras are buttery soft and super stretchy, with no underwire which means no digging in. Made from nylon and spandex, you will be able to move around, sleep and exercise in them too. And, of course, feed! Expect easy access via an easy clip on each shoulder.

You’ll also love how supportive and adjustable these bras are which is ideal for both pregnancy and postpartum when our breasts have a mind of their own. Go from pregnancy to engorgement and back again without having to change your bra. Every Bubba Bump nursing bra also comes with a complimentary extender and is available in sizes S, M, L, XL catering for 10B – 20F.

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BEST BREAST THERAPY PADS: Ninja Mama Breast Therapy Packs

RRP: $39.99
WHERE TO BUY: Ninja Mama

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One of the biggest concerns for breastfeeding mums is engorgement and breast pain caused by plugged ducts and mastitis. Ninja Mama to the rescue! Ninja Mama’s Breast Therapy Packs offer both heating and cooling relief to encourage milk let down and soothe those sore breasts!

Super easy to use and clean, these Breast Therapy Packs are thicker than other brands to retain the heat and cold for longer. The covers are made of extra stretchy modal fabric that is soft on the skin and thin enough to let the heat or cold therapy through while still protecting your skin.

The gorgeous gift box comes with 2 X Ninja Mama ice and heat breast therapy packs, 2 super soft washable sleeves and an instruction manual. Use them cold to relieve pain and swelling caused by engorgement or hot to relieve the symptoms of mastitis, and plugged ducts and encourage let down. You can also use the packs while pumping – simply heat them up and place them in your breast pump for a more effective way to increase milk flow.

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BEST LACTATION TEA: Ninja Mama Booby Booster Lactation Tea

RRP: $23.99
WHERE TO BUY: Ninja Mama

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You’d be surprised how a warm cup of tea can boost your mood AND your milk production thanks to Ninja Mama’s Booby Booster lactation tea. This isn’t your ordinary Earl Grey, oh no! It’s got magical milk-boosting powers.

Bursting with galactagogues, used for centuries to support breast milk supply the ingredients in Ninja Mama’s Booby Booster tea work together to support your breastfeeding journey.

Available as a tea bag or a loose-leaf tea, Booby Booster Lactation Tea is suitable for all breastfeeding mummas from the day your baby is born. You can purchase just one pack or opt for a subscription – whatever works best for you.

Made in Australia, the tea is 100 % organic, 100% biodegradable and naturally caffeine free, plus it is organically grown and ethically sourced and suitable for vegans. Drink two to three cups per day and give those boobies a boost!

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BEST ELECTRIC BREAST PUMP: Tommee Tippee Made for Me™ Double Electric Breast Pump

RRP: $359
WHERE TO BUY: Tommee Tippee, Baby Bunting and Amazon

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For a double electric breast pump that ensures more milk in less time, you can’t go past the Made for Me™ Double Electric Breast Pump. It’s by far one of Australia’s best breast pumps on the market for innovation, design, and comfort!

Comfort-wise, you’ll love the Made for Me™ massaging petals that work to stimulate your breasts and create strong suction while still feeling gentle on your breast. Find your perfect setting too with 5 massage and 9 express settings to choose from, allowing you to maximise your pumping session.

Expressing is something you should b able to do anytime, anywhere, and with Made for Me™, you can! The pump can be disconnected for 90 minutes of cord-free pumping time to use at work, in the car or while out.  Lightweight, quiet and discreet, the power unit is also small enough to carry in your bag with a LED display screen so you can keep track of how long you’ve been pumping.

Plus it’s easy to clean and assemble and features a built-in closed system – a must for busy mums! Every Made for Me™ Double Electric Breast Pump also comes with two Closer to Nature baby bottles and two breast pumps to pump both sides and capture more milk. Use both at the same time or one while feeding Bub on the other side – the choice is yours!

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BEST FEEDING BLANKET: BHOOMI Babe Blanket

RRP: $129
WHERE TO BUY: BHOOMI Babe

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Prepare for an indulgent and warm feeding experience with your very own feeding blanket, one of the best breastfeeding accessories to get you through the cooler months. BHOOMI Babe’s Feeding Blanket is a fleecy blanket of goodness that allows you to cuddle, feed and stay cosy. You’ll love it! It’s like breastfeeding in a cloud!

The BHOOMI Blanket comes with cosy sleeves and a horizontal magnetic opening at the front for easy access. Its full length keeps all of you warm but the open-back design allows full temperature control and stops you from overheating. Not only designed for breastfeeding but also promoting skin-to-skin contact, it’s the only breastfeeding blanket of its kind on the market.

Made for mums by a mum, the BHOOMI Blanket not only gives newborns a cosy place to feed but will also be loved by snuggly toddlers and older kiddies too. BHOOMI Babe also makes a split $5 donation to Stillbirth Foundation Australia and Still Aware with every blanket sold. You can also donate a blanket to a mum in need with their ‘Pay It Forward’ Project.

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At Mum Central we’re always on the lookout for the best parenting products – the must-haves that tick all the boxes, come with rave reviews from other parents and often are aware-winners and made/designed in Australia.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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