Best Breastfeeding Products to Support Nursing Moms

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that new mothers nurse their babies for at least six months, but as many nursing moms know, breastfeeding isn't a walk in the park. It can come with quite a few painful challenges, from clogged ducts and mastitis to struggles with low milk supply. Getting the proper relief is always a priority, so we've rounded up the best products to support, soothe, comfort, and heal mom throughout her breastfeeding journey. Don't worry mama, we feel your pain and we've got your back with supportive gear, stylish covers, calming balms and cozy nursing pillows. Check out these must-haves to help make breastfeeding a comfortable, bonding experience for both mom and baby.

Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Hot or Cold Breast Therapy Pack photo

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Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Hot or Cold Breast Therapy Pack

Get soothing relief with this Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Hot or Cold Breast Therapy Pack. These comforting hot and cold packs are perfect for easing the pain of sore and cracked nipples as well as treating clogged ducts. The warm pads work to open the ducts and relieve pain and swelling while the cold packs can help ease engorgement and discomfort. The package includes two reusable packs that can also be placed on the flange of the breast pump to encourage milk letdown while pumping. ($12; target.com)

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My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow

There's no better support than a great pillow, and the My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow is designed to provide comfort, improve back posture and relieve pain and pressure while breastfeeding. The wrap-around style buckles securely around the waist, features convenient storage pockets and a wide, flat cushion front to keep baby from rolling during feedings.The arm and elbow rest also prevents shoulder strain. Several stylish slipcover designs are available and sold separately along with a My Brest Friend Twins Plus Feeding Pillow for feeding multiples. Can't ask for a better friend than that! ($45; amazon.com)

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Earth Mama Organics Organic Nipple Butter

Perfect for fast relief of painfully sore, cracked nipples, Earth Mama Organics Organic Nipple Butter provides calming relief while working to moisturize and heal dry skin with a botanical-rich, non-sticky, soothing nipple balm. Advertised as being made of only organic ingredients, there's no need to remove the balm before breastfeeding. The butter can also be applied to flanges to make pumping more comfortable. The toxin-free formula is also lanolin-free with no artificial dyes or fragrances. ($13; target.com)

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Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother's Milk Women's Tea

Herbal teas are a wonderful way to increase milk production and sipping a cup of this Traditional Medicinals Organic Mother's Milk Women's Tea works well to help mom boost her milk supply with a blend of fennel, anise, coriander, fenugreek, and blessed thistle to give the tea a sweet and spicy licorice flavor. This six-pack contains a total of 96 certified organic, caffeine-free tea bags to promote healthy lactation. ($26; amazon.com)

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Bébé Au Lait Premium Cotton Nursing Cover

Nursing covers are a great way to give mom comfort and privacy while out and about with baby, especially if she doesn't have access to a designated nursing space. This stylish Bébé Au Lait Premium Cotton Nursing Cover provides perfect, full coverage with a patented design that allows mom to see her baby while she nurses. This machine washable cover also features two internal pockets designed to store breast pads and pacifiers conveniently. It also comes with a secure, adjustable neck closure and is available in a variety of patterns and colors. ($26; target.com)

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Bamboobies Nursing Pads

Dealing with leaks can truly be a pain, but these breathable Bamboobies Nursing Pads quickly come to the rescue with waterproof pads to absorb milk while protecting clothing and preventing embarrassing stains. For use during the day or night, simply slip these silky soft pads inside of your nursing bra to stop moisture from seeping through the fabric. This set of six reusable, machine-washable pads comes with three pairs of regular daytime pads and three pairs of overnight pads. ($37; amazon.com)

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Milkmakers Lactation Cookie Bites

Cookies and milk? Bring it on! These Milkmakers Lactation Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites are made to increase mom's milk supply through delicious, nutritious cookies to effectively boost milk production. The savory preservative-free snack is made with oats, brewer's yeast and flaxseed. Comes with 10 single servings of bite-sized cookies. Even dad can enjoy the high nutritional benefits of these yummy bites. ($22; amazon.com)

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Itzy Ritzy Infant Nursing Pillow

This Itzy Ritzy Infant Nursing Pillow has mom armed and ready for feedings throughout the day and night with a unique design that serves as a supportive breastfeeding pillow and comfy arm cushion. Slips effortlessly onto the arm without any straps or buckles, in a compact size that makes it perfect for travel or use while on the go. It keeps baby at a comfortable angle for feeding and burping while preventing any strain on mom's arms, back and shoulders. ($24; amazon.com)

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Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Breast Creme

Lansinoh's award-winning HPA Lanolin Breast Creme delivers much-needed relief to moisturize and soothe nipple pain while providing skin-healing protection with pure ingredients free of preservatives, additives and pesticides. Made with 100% natural lanolin, there's no need to remove it before breastfeeding. It's advertised as being hypoallergenic and perfectly safe for mom and baby. ($8; amazon.com)

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Cake Cotton Candy Seamless Nursing Bra

A supportive nursing bra is an absolute must-have to keep breastfeeding moms feeling good and uplifted. When looking for complete comfort, this wireless Cake Cotton Candy Seamless Nursing Bra provides proper lift and support with a design crafted in luxuriously silky fabrics soft enough to sleep in. The bra features easy-to-open release clasps for fast and full access. It comes in several stylish colors and is available in sizes S, M, L and XL. So stylish and comfortable, mom will want to wear this style even after she's stopped breastfeeding. ($53; nordstrom.com)

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Ingrid & Isabel Off-the-Shoulder Maternity Midi Dress

A fashionably functional style fit for any occasion, this Ingrid & Isabel Off-the-Shoulder Maternity Midi Dress stands out with a sleek and figure-flattering design. Made with super soft fabrics with feminine ruffle detail that can be worn on or off the shoulder, mom can breastfeed with ease while dressed to impress. Available in sizes XS, S, M and L. ($88; nordstrom.com)

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Spectra S2 Plus Premier Double Electric Breast Pump

It's hard not to get super pumped up about having an awesome breast pump on hand, and this Spectra S2 Plus Premier Double Electric Breast Pump doesn't disappoint. The lightweight, hospital-grade pump features a closed system to prevent milk from entering the tubing, a massage mode to mimic baby's sucking patterns and adjustable suction levels for increased milk production. In addition to a super quiet motor, the pump also has a nightlight for late-night pumping. ($160; target.com)

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Cosabella Let Me Sleep Maternity/Nursing Pajamas & Robe photo

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Cosabella Let Me Sleep Maternity/Nursing Pajamas & Robe

While mom isn't getting much sleep, at least she can feel cozy in this Cosabella Let Me Sleep Maternity/Nursing Pajamas & Robe. This stylish sleepwear set comes with a silky soft cami, pajama pants and a matching robe. A true classic style for seriously sleep deprived mommas. Available in sizes S, M, L and XL. ($175; nordstrom.com)

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BLANQI Everyday Pull-Down Postpartum + Nursing Support Tank Top

Seam-free and great for fast and easy access, this BLANQI Everyday Pull-Down Postpartum + Nursing Support Tank Top is built for comfort and relief. Designed to smooth and support, the high-performance tank makes a lovely layering piece or can be worn alone in warmer weather. Pair with leggings or jeans for a cool, casual look. Available in white and black in sizes S, M, L and XL. ($72; nordstrom.com)

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Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breast Pump Bustier

No one can multitask like mom and thanks to this Lansinoh Simple Wishes Hands-Free Breast Pump Bustier, she can pump with the freedom of not having to hold the flanges in place. The patented design features a secure, adjustable fit using high-quality velcro to accommodate changes in size. It conveniently works with all double electric breast pumps. Available in XS-Large and Large Plus. ($35; target.com)

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