For many moms, the moments spent breastfeeding are the most incredible. So, why not create a place in your home to foster these memories? Well, you can get started today by following BabyCenter’s “nursing sanctuary” tips; and we couldn’t agree more! Once you’re done with that, see our list for how to create your own breastfeeding nook.
Choose a chair that you feel comfortable in and that helps you position your baby naturally at breast. Many moms prefer a chair with arms, or a chair that has pillows to help with proper breastfeeding positioning. A rocking chair can also be very calming for mom and baby.
Calming View or Lighting
Relaxation is key in your nursing room, so choose a place in your home that you find calming. A room with a nice view can be a good choice or one with muted lighting that doesn’t overwhelm you or your baby. Also, consider choosing a room with light colors, as opposed to vivid, bright colors.
Photos of Your Baby
Looking at photos of your baby can actually help stimulate letdown. Even though you’ll have your precious little one in your arms, breastfeeding is a great time to reflect on how much your baby has grown and remember all the warm memories. So, what better way to do that then being surrounded by photos of your baby?
Keep Water and Accessories Close
Having a table next to you where you can keep a glass of water and any breastfeeding accessories can be helpful. You definitely don’t want to interrupt your special moment with baby to get a glass of water or breastfeeding accessory. The table can also keep a radio or music player to quietly play your favorite music while breastfeeding. In case you need anything while breastfeeding, keep your cell phone with you too. However, you can turn it on silent to eliminate distractions while you’re spending time cuddling with your little one.
What’s a must-have item in your breastfeeding oasis? Share in the comments below.