Gifts for nursing moms for every breastfeeding milestone. As new moms, we have many accomplishments to be proud of on our motherhood journey. Breastfeeding is one of them! Watching your baby thrive on breastmilk, seeing those squishy rolls develop, and watching their excitement when it’s time to eat. It’s the greatest!
There are also the hard moments of breastfeeding too. Cluster feeding through exhaustion, making sure your baby is actually gaining weight and if your baby is getting enough milk.
There’s also the support factor. Will that first pediatrician appointment go well when you tell your baby’s pediatrician you plan to exclusively breastfeed? Does the nursing mother’s partner support mom’s plan?
Breastfeeding gifts can be a great way to show your support for a mom’s breastfeeding journey.
In this post, I’m sharing gifts for nursing moms for every breastfeeding milestone I know you will love. So if you are wondering what to buy for a nursing mother, you’ll find a wide variety below. Use this list for good baby shower gifts for breastfeeding moms, Mother’s Day gifts for breastfeeding mothers, or Christmas gifts.
Gifts For Nursing Moms
Nursing Mom Mug- A funny breastfeeding gift is a breastfeeding mug that states, “when in doubt whip it out”. I nursed my son for 24 months and it truly felt like breastfeeding solved everything. LOL.
This mug sums up the changes our breasts go through, too.
Breastfeeding Mama Mug- A great way to celebrate a woman that breastfeeds is this breastfeeding mama mug. There’s a diverse group of women nursing their babies on this mug. It’s beautiful.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Microwave safe.
- Sizes 11 oz and 15 oz.
Cooler Bag- Useful gift ideas for nursing moms is a milk cooler. When mom is on the go, she can pack a bottle or 2 with an ice pack to have when needed. Or this will work just as great for the working mom who needs to store milk to carry home after work.
It’s an insulated lightweight cooler that comes with a clip which is helpful for the mom on the go that needs the cooler to clip to the stroller or in the diaper bag or work bag.
- Comes in black and sage.
- Pocket for labeling.
- Fits 2 to 3 bottles.
- As the baby gets older, use the cooler for a snack bag.
“Liquid Gold” Water Bottle- Breastmilk is primarily made up of water so you can see how crucial it is for the new mom to drink plenty of water to help keep her supply up.
A water bottle with refill reminders to “turn water into liquid gold” as the bottle states is a thoughtful gift for nursing moms.
A Reminder Bracelet- If one breast is not fuller than the other when it’s time to nurse again it’s so easy to forget the last side you nursed on because once done you get up and move on to the next thing that needs to be done for the day.
With the reminder bracelet, just switch it to the side that’s next. The bracelet literally says, “This side next.” So you won’t forget.
Keychain With Milestone Charms- Thoughtful gifts for nursing moms are the ones that celebrate her nursing journey. It doesn’t matter if mom breastfed for 1 month or 12, she should be celebrated.
This key chain makes the perfect breastfeeding keepsake. All milestones will be included for up to 1 year.
Breastfeeding Affirmation Cards- Feeding with love breastfeeding affirmation cards will give some encouragement to mom to keep going on her breastfeeding journey.
One of the best gifts for nursing mothers is one that provides support, motivation, and cheering on to keep going. Breastfeeding is hard. Give her the encouragement she needs.
Kiinde Feeding System- The Kiinde gift set is phenomenal for all stages of breastfeeding. It was one of the best purchases I received as a baby shower gift.
The gift set comes with milk storage bags and an organizer shelf for freezing breastmilk. Pump adapters for the pumping mom to easily pump directly into the Kiinde storage bags. A bottle warmer, yes I know what you might be thinking. This bottle warmer actually warms the milk even frozen. There are also nipples and bottles included.
Last, when it’s time to move on to solids, there are a few items included for that too.
Travel Bottle Warmer- For the mom that loves to travel with kids and go on family vacations, the travel bottle warmer will warm milk when mom needs it.
Mom & Baby Breastfeeding Onesie- If you are looking for a cute matching tee and breastfeeding onesie to wear during World Breastfeeding Week or during Black Breastfeeding Week, this “Supply” and “Demand” tee and onesie is a good fit.
The set comes in 2 colors: white and maroon, baby sizes 3 -24 months, and adult sizes Xtra Small to 2XL.
Nursing Pajama Set- One can never go wrong when giving a set of pajamas as a nursing mom gift. Nursing pajamas can be worn in the hospital so mom can be comfy and cozy and worn at home.
Shirts For Nursing Moms- If you are looking for a less intimate gift for an expecting mom planning to breastfeed, breastfeeding shirts allows for easy access and allows for moms to nurse with ease and somewhat discreetly.
Vintage Nursing Sweatshirt- Mom can wear this sweatshirt as a maternity shirt and then on to use it as a nursing top. It has a faded vintage look with “strong mama” written across the chest.
Nursing Cross-Front Hoodie- Breastfeeding tops have come a long way. They weren’t always so stylish. This cross-front hoodie can be paired with matching shorts and comes in a variety of patterns. It’s the perfect gift for nursing moms to have for years to come.
Nursing Cardigan- A beautiful new mom gift that can be worn during pregnancy and worn for breastfeeding is this nursing cardigan.
For the modest mom who prefers to cover while breastfeeding and for the stylish mom who wants to nurse in style, this one is for you! Comfy and cozy, can be worn your entire pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.
It’s a pricier gift for breastfeeding mothers but ideal for friends and family who want to purchase a single gift together.
Two colors are available, snap closure at the center and a hidden snap near the shoulder to nurse the baby.
One-Piece Halter Top Swimsuit- The EastElegant swimsuits for nursing moms come in 2 colors: black and wine red. Provides tummy control and easy access breastfeeding clips within the halter top.
The EastElegant also provides back coverage and full coverage at the hip area.
Gifts For Pumping Moms
Everyday Pumping & Nursing Tank- This Everyday Tank is for the nursing mama and the mama who exclusively pumps. No need to buy a ton of pumping bras when you have this! Any type of clothing which makes breastfeeding easier is some of the best gifts for nursing moms.
- Comes in 2 colors blush and black.
- You can unclip the tank from the top AND pull it aside for nursing.
Mother Pumper Sweatshirt– Pumping is a lot of work and exclusively pumping is another level of dedication to breastfeeding your baby. Gifts for pumping moms are a cool way to show appreciation for their commitment to keep going, even though it can be incredibly tiring.
Pumping Mug- A mug for mom to sip on her lactation tea, coffee, or even a few scoops of ice cream. Printed on the mug is Eat Sleep Pump Repeat, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Willow Breast Pump- The best part of the Willow wearable breast pump is it can be used in any position, anywhere.
The worst part about the Willow is it’s expensive and you will need to check if your insurance will cover it for you but it is FSA/HSA eligible.
The milk storage bags are spill-proof, placed inside the Willow for the ability to pump directly into the bags.
The Willow Pump is BPA Free and has only 2 parts to clean.
What’s included in the Willow Kit?
- 2 pumps
- 24mm or 27mm flanges. You can purchase 21mm flanges separately.
- Flex tubes. Flex tubes connect to flanges and milk bags.
- (24) 4oz. Milk bags
- Cleaning brushes
Gift Basket For New Breastfeeding Moms
Breastfeeding can come with some challenges and can be difficult in the beginning and for some new moms, the challenges can continue for months.
When thinking about baby shower gifts for new moms, it doesn’t always have to be something for the new parents to use for their new bundle. Give mom a gift that’s beneficial to her and usable on her breastfeeding journey.
Breastfeeding Food Gift Box- Good nourishment and drinking plenty of water is extremely important while breastfeeding. A breastfeeding snack basket will help mama take in the extra calories she needs.
- Lactation tea
- Cole’s Fish
- Lactation cookies
- Lactation garnish
- Lara Bar
For more information on a maternal diet, you can check out this article from the CDC.
Sunflower Breastfeeding Gift Box
Breastfeeding items included:
- Nipple cream
- Lactation tea
- Heat/cool packs
- Nipple cooling pads
- Alcohol test strips
- Nursing pads
- Lip balm
- Affirmation card
Breastfriend Breastfeeding Survival Box- Another good option for a gift basket for a new breastfeeding mom is this breastfriend breastfeeding survival box. What a great way to show your friend you care and start her off on the right foot.
- Water bottle.
- Nursing cover.
- Disposable nipple pads.
- Mother’s milk tea.
- Lactation cookies.
- A snack bar.
I hope this post on gifts for nursing moms gave you some great ideas to give to your dearest friends or family members. While breastfeeding is something incredibly amazing mothers can do for their babies, the journey isn’t the same for everyone and it can come with a few challenges along the way.
Supporting your people, providing lots of love and encouragement, can go a very long way.
Best of luck to all the mamas on their breastfeeding journeys!
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