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Mar 08

Breastfeeding Survival Kit {Baby Shower Gift}

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Breastfeeding survival kit to help increase breast milk production for new moms. The kit includes- lactation cookies, Mother's Milk Tea, Fenugreek, and nursing pads. Horrible Housewife increased her supply 11 ounces a day!

You might be thinking, “What the Sam is a breastfeeding survival kit?” It’s something I made up because I thought it was cool; thus, making me cool by association. It doesn’t make sense to wait for the episiotomy to taking control of your breast milk guilt. (Guilt is a guarantee much like death and taxes.) I would instruct your go-fetcher to pick up these lactation boosting items when he is out chasing after your newest pregnancy craving.

Which bees make milk? Boo-bees! – Unknown

But Mallery, I thought you already wrote a post about how to create a jar of lactation cookies? Why yes I did, young grasshopper. Then why the hell are you writing another post about something that ISN’T funny? Chillax for a minute! You wouldn’t believe how many new moms are out there looking for the answers to increasing their breast milk production. I increased my milk production by 11 ounces a day after an intense round of dumping out my precious milk.

What is in the breastfeeding survival kit?

  • Lactation cookies- You need to go visit that recipe and make these  delicious cookies for all of your volumptous friends. Wouldn’t life be perfect if we could keep our lactating tig-o-bitties?
  • Fenugreek herbal supplement- Be warned, your man might start to lick you in hopes that you will taste like you smell. High doses of Fenugreek cause you to smell a little like your local IHOP.
  • Mother’s Milk tea- I don’t drink tea or beer so I thought they both had gross characteristics. I’m sure it isn’t the first time you took one for the team and sucked it up. You might not have needed this post if you would have practiced taking one for the team a little more. ;)
  • Nursing pads- The levees will break as soon as: a child cries, you start nursing on the opposite breast, you are late nursing by 5 minutes, etc. You need a good stock in nursing pads!

This breastfeeding survival kit is a perfect addition to any baby shower gift! Keep in mind I said ADD to a baby shower gift. Don’t be the person that buys a new mom a bunch of stuff she doesn’t want without getting her something she does want.

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Mallery

My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Jeannette

    This is AWESOME! I wish this had been around when my babies were born! I want to give this to several pregnant friends!
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  2. Amber Edwards

    Nursing pads are a HUGE must have. All it took was a random stranger’s baby crying in 2 isles over to the grocery store and I’d start leaking. Good grief.

    I will definitely be needing the rest if we choose to have another baby. I always struggled getting enough milk for my babies. It got better with each one, but still didn’t produce enough to fill their bellies.
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  3. Dawn

    One of my daughter’s friend’s is having a baby shower in a couple weeks. Thanks for the ideas! She would get a kick out of the “boobie milk.”

    Dawn
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  4. Greta

    This is a great idea! I wish I had known about this 6 months ago, when it seems that everyone in the office was knocked up.
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  5. Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books)

    Wow!!! Great shower idea!!! I’ll need to bookmark this for when my next friend has a baby!
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  6. Adelina Priddis

    It took me until kid #4 to learn about Fenugreek, and it is amazing!! Plus it totally solved my sinus issues a couple weeks ago, while upping the milk :) I would add into this, a nice water bottle. Nursing mothers will want a lot to drink, but having a nice bottle to put it in, will minimize kicking feet spills.
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  7. Megan

    Will this work if I haven’t seriously breast fed in about a month? My infant lost interest and would only take formula, now she is breast feeding again but Im just not producing enough.

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    Mallery Reply:

    I was pumping and dumping so much that I feel like I was in a very similar position as you. I have had friends who have reestablished their supply with a lot of dedication on their end. Please let me know how it works for you and any tips you come across!

    I wish you the best of luck!

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  8. DANA COTTLE

    Do you have to use all of these things or will using just a few of them work should my supply dry up?

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    Mallery Reply:

    Each item will help improve your supply on its own. I went a little balls to the wall with my approach because my time breastfeeding was already on a truncated timeline.

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