Pregnancy is a complete roller coaster ride in itself. From hormonal peaks to finding yourself with physically prominent changes, pregnant women experience a whole lot of challenges during those nine months. Well, although nothing may seem huge, in front of your baby, it definitely is hard to battle your way out of these issues, especially the changes in the bosom area. There will be sore nipples, heavy, leaky boobs and what not!
So, before you stock up on your baby’s diapers and swaddle sheets, here’s what you need to buy for your Dear Breasts. By the way, things here might sound a little weird!
Gone are the days when you shopped for ‘good looking, sexy lingerie. Motherhood means pure comfort and showing off your assets in that sexy underwear is the last thing you will have on your mind. And nothing can seem more comforting than a right bra! All through pregnancy your dear breasts have gone haywire and giving them some extra support and comfort is an absolute necessity. So pick the right one with the help of an expert from the store. Wide straps, fuller cups, nursing bras, etc are things that will come handy after the baby is born. So, stock them up!
2. Breast pads
The next important thing your bosom needs are breast pads. Pregnancy marks the onset of a leaky fluid, signaling your breasts are ready for lactation. And in order to keep your clothes from staining and of course, your breasts from feeling wet, you will need to put on those breast pads into your bras. There are different types available in the market. You can choose the washable ones as well as the buy-and-throw ones.
3. Balm for your nipples
Now, we did tell you the list will get a little weird, didn’t we? Just like your lips, your dear breasts need some hydration too. Breast feeding can cause your nipples to become sore, cracked and even bleed at times. This is when a good breast balm comes handy. However, if you do experience a lot of pain, combined with fever and other issues, do consult your doctor immediately.
4. Breast oil
While cracked and sore nipples are perfectly normal during pregnancy, you must remember your breasts are growing in size too. So, massaging them with a good breast oil will help you keep them hydrated, just like how your skin needs moisturizing during winter.
5. Breast pillows
Yes, you read it right! Your dear girls are getting bigger by the day and the weight is definitely going to get to you at some point or the other. Breast pillows are a savior during those days. Itching, tenderness, darkening around the nipples and heaviness are all common during pregnancy and these boob-supporting pillows will help you carry the weight of your boobs. So, don’t forget to get one!
6. Ice packs
Ice packs can do wonders over your breasts, especially when used after applying a moisturizer. It helps to relieve itching, soreness, dryness and much more!
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