Reviews of Breastfeeding Products, Books and Clothing

There are lots of breastfeeding bloggers out there doing some great work and I thought it would be valuable to bring together their collective wisdom on breastfeeding and parenting product reviews. Each link takes you to the individual article or site mentioned in parentheses. I don’t necessarily agree with each review, and I only profit from products purchased through Breastfeeding 1-2-3′s Amazon.com store (if you find another person’s product review helpful, please use her affiliate link if she offers one!) Note that I’ve also linked to several resources for sewing your own breastfeeding and baby-related products and free videos on breastfeeding, breast self-exam and baby massage techniques.

Bras:
Bella Materna Bras and Other Lingerie (Boob Lady’s Blog)
Bravado Bras (Mocha Milk)
Condessa Breastfeeding Lingerie (Mocha Milk)
Figleaves (Natural Moms Talk Radio)
Florence Nursing Bra and Target/Wal-Mart Options (Black Breastfeeding Blog)
Motherhood (The Lactivist)
Tips on Bra Sizing from Motherwear (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)
Underwired Nursing Bras (BreastfeedingMums)

Breast Pumps:
Avent Isis Manual Pump (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Avent Isis Manual Pump and Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump (BreastfeedingMums)
Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump (The Lactivist)
Medela Pump In Style and Medela Harmony plus others (Mama Knows Breast)
Various Breast Pumps (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)

Breastfeeding Accessories:
Booby Tubes hot and cold packs (The Lactivist)
Milkscreen alcohol detection kits (Black Breastfeeding Blog)
Milkscreen alcohol detection kits (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)

Breastfeeding Art and Calendars:
Breastfeeding art (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Breastfeeding calendars (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)

Breastfeeding Bloggers’ Stores (Your purchases help support the hard work of breastfeeding bloggers!):
Breastfeeding 1-2-3′s Amazon.com store (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
The Lactivist t-shirts and accessories (The Lactivist CafePress store)
Little Babies Online Store (BreastfeedingMums CafePress Store)
Motherwear (Sponsor of the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)
Near Mama’s Heart (book written by the author of My Baby and More)

Breastfeeding and Parenting Books:
The Baby Sleep Book (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Babyproofing Your Marriage (Mama Knows Breast)
The Breastfeeding Book (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Fresh Milk — The Secret Life of Breasts (The Lactivist)
How Weaning Happens (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Medications and Mothers’ Milk (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
The Milk Memos: How Real Moms Learned to Mix Business with Babies–and How You Can Too (Black Breastfeeding Blog)
A Mother’s Gift magazine (magazine especially for black breastfeeding mothers) (Black Breastfeeding Blog)
Mothering Your Nursing Toddler (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
The No-Cry Sleep Solution (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Siblings Without Rivalry (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Super Baby Food (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Taking Charge of Your Fertility (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Your Personal Guide to Breastfeeding fold-out chart (Black Breastfeeding Blog)

Children’s Books Related to Breastfeeding:
Baby Bear Isn’t Hungry (Breastfeeding Mums Blog)
Baby on the Way (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
I’m Made of Mama’s Milk (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Mama Mama (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Mama’s Milk (BreastfeedingMums)
Mama’s Milk (The Lactivist)
Near Mama’s Heart (The Lactivist)
Near Mama’s Heart (Mama Knows Breast)
We Like to Nurse (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
What Baby Needs (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)

Children’s Toys Related to Breastfeeding:
Nursing Dolls (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)

How to Make and Sew Your Own Baby and Breastfeeding Products:
Baby Bibs (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Baby Booties (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Cloth Diapers: How to Buy Used or Sew Your Own Cloth Diapers (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Nursing Necklace (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Nursing Pillow, Clothes, Bras and Cloth Diapers (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Ring Sling (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)

Nursing Bracelet:
Milk Bands Nursing Bracelet (The Lactivist)

Nursing Covers:
Hooter Hiders (The Lactivist)
Lila Bean Nursing Cover (Breastfeeding Mums Blog)
Peek a Boo B Nursing Cover (The Lactivist)
Nursing Covers Discussion (Mocha Milk)

Nursing Necklaces:
Rumina Nursing Necklace (U.K. company; Breastfeeding Mums Blog)

Nursing Pads:
Gerber Nursing Pads (The Lactivist)
Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads (The Lactivist)
LilyPadz (The Lactivist)

Nursing Pillows:
Boppy Pillow (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Boppy, My Breast Friend and The Nuzzle Nursing Pillow (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)
Boston Billow Pulled from Market by the CPSC (The Lactivist)

Nursing Shirts:
Motherhood and More Motherhood (The Lactivist)
Nursing Shirt Opening Options from Motherwear (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)
Nursing Tops (The Lactivist)

Slings and Other Baby Carriers:
Baby Bjorn, Beco and Ergo Baby Carriers (Cairo Mama)
Ella Roo Sling and Tube Sling (Cairo Mama)

Teaching Tools and Videos:
Belly Balls (illustrate the size of a newborn’s stomach) (Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog)
Free Video: Baby Massage Techniques (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Free Video: Breast Self-Exam (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Free Video: Successful Breastfeeding: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)

Related Products:
Using Cloth Diapers (Breastfeeding 1-2-3)
Cloth Diapers (Cairo Mama)
Motherwear Children’s Clothing (BreastfeedingMums)
Pedoodles Shoes for Kids (The Lactivist)
Strollers (Mama Knows Breast)

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