For many, Valentine's Day is a holiday all about love, romance, and, of course, exchanging heartfelt presents. But if you're anything like I was as a new mom, you may not be feeling the V-Day vibes. Luckily, just because you're nourishing a small human with your own body doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the wonderful things this February holiday has to offer. Did I mention presents are a great aspect? Luckily, there are plenty of different Valentine's Day gifts for breastfeeding women in 2018 to enjoy. Whether you want to leave a subtle hint for your partner (I suggest "accidentally" leaving your browser open on your computer) or you're gonna treat yourself (go for it!), there's something out there for every kind of woman who breastfeeds.
The same way giving an ironing board to a mother is an outdated stereotype, so is the myth that Valentine's Day is only for young, carefree couples. Everyone deserves to be pampered this holiday, whether you're single, breastfeeding, or The only thing that might change how you celebrate the holiday is if you prefer to incorporate breastfeeding into the mix. That means you have full license to be as creative as you'd like when crafting your wish list. If you're stuck on inspiration, though, then you'll want to check out these Valentine's Day gifts for women who breastfeed.
1. Water Bottle Tracker
Since she was pregnant, she were likely told by physicians and family alike that staying hydrated is the key to a healthy mommy and healthy baby, and nothing has changed now that she's breastfeeding. This stylish water bottle tracker helps her do just that.
2. Lactation Chocolates
Who says traditional boxed chocolates are the only way to do tasty treats for Valentine's Day? With these lactation chocolates that include the supply-boosting galactagogue fenugreek, she'll have the best of both worlds as a breastfeeding mother on V-Day.
3. Nursing Scarf
4. Lactation-Friendly Loungewear
Nothing made me feel less sexy than, what I called, "mom pajamas." Just because I was a mother, I didn't want to call "time of death" on my feisty fashion just yet. That's why this frilly and flirty nursing loungewear set is an ideal pick who want to be comfortable and cute, even during middle of the night feedings.
5. Prepared Meals
Raise your hand if you would like to have meals prepared for you. Exactly. So give the gift of stress-free dining with a personalized gift certificate to a food delivery service that caters to specific dietary restrictions and preferences — such as being vegan, vegetarian, or only eating organic.
Honestly, even a $10 gift certificate — from Seamless or wherever their favorite place is — can make a difference, and if you're local, you can bring over a nice, home-cooked meal, too.
6. Spa Services
Spa Finder gift cards are recognized nationwide, so that means the recipient can select whatever spa service they want, wherever they want (hopefully), whenever they want. Or you can use Soothe, a massage service that brings the relaxation right to the comfort of your own home. That's tough to beat.
7. Custom Comfort
Since no two people are alike, no two moms and babies have the same nursing needs or styles. That's why this nursing pillow, which forgoes the classic narrow C-shape for a wider U-shape and conforms to the person's body, is a welcome addition of support and cushioned comfort. Did I mention it's double-sided? One side is soft and the other is firm — with the feel of a real mattress.
8. Beneficial Bath Set
Since breastfeeding is an around-the-clock deal, it's totally understandable for any mother to feel stressed by the end of the day. A little bit of pampering in the form of a hot soak can go a long way. Bonus points for the fact that lavender oil is shown to have calming effects, which, in turn, can help with breast milk supply.
9. Nursing Necklace
10. Relaxing Robe
11. Sweet Distraction
12. Soft Slippers
13. Breastfeeding Reminder Bracelet
Every mom has had that "uh-oh" moment when she can't remember which breast you just used for feeding. That's why this personalized breastfeeding bracelet will help her remember which side is up next.
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