Free Breast Pump? Yes Please! The Easy Way to Get Your Breast Pump Through Health Insurance

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Thinking of Breastfeeding?

Hey there, mama to be! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Are you thinking of breastfeeding? Your breast milk is the perfect food for your child. It contains all of the nutrients your baby needs to thrive, as well as antibodies to support development of his or her tiny immune system.

You Can Get a Breast Pump for Free!

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Now here’s some great news. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) covers a wide range of women’s health services. Legislation has been on the books since 2010, yet many pregnant women still aren’t aware they are entitled to breastfeeding support. The law even states that new mothers are entitled to a breast pump through their health insurance, completely free of charge!

A free breast pump and breastfeeding support are incredible benefits. Many women struggle with breastfeeding early on because it is a learned skill that takes practice and getting used to. (I personally struggled with my son’s weak latch and associated pain). Getting your insurance-covered breast pump is easy and a welcome savings when you’re preparing for a new baby.

Unfortunately, Women’s Preventative Care through the ACA is under threat. Congress may approve a rollback that would dramatically reduce or cut out benefits to women, including breastfeeding support. It is important to take action to help maintain access to good healthcare coverage. You can learn more and help make a difference by visiting Aeroflow’s Women’s Preventative Care information page

Do You Need a Breast Pump?

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Medela Pump-in-Style

I think every breastfeeding mama (yes, even a stay-at-home-mom) needs a breast pump. A breast pump can give you flexibility. If you want to go out, you can express milk for your baby to drink while you’re gone. If you are returning to work, your baby can continue to drink your expressed milk. It is also very useful if your baby has trouble latching on to feed, or if you experience a lot of breastfeeding pain. (I used my pump for both of those reasons!)

How Do You Get a Free Breast Pump?

Your free breast pump comes to you through your health insurance, which means the dreaded having to deal with insurance. If you have the motivation to handle it yourself, you can call your insurance company and find out how to get your breast pump. The sad truth is, most insurance providers don’t make it easy!

Fortunately, there is an easier way to get your breast pump than dealing with your insurance company. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but it will also guarantee you get the best breast pump to meet your needs. Let’s take a look at how it’s done.

What’s the Easy Way to Get the Right Breast Pump for Me?

To taFree Breast Pump Through Insuranceke all of the pain and guesswork out of getting your free breast pump, work with a breast pump supplier. This is by far the easier option, will work with most insurance plans, and will ensure you get the right pump for you. Let’s take Aeroflow Breastpumps as an example.

When you’re ready to get your breast pump, you visit the Aeroflow website, fill out a simple form with your contact and insurance information, and they do the rest of the work for you. Aeroflow supplies brand name, top quality, breast pumps. You can get yours completely free with no more than a few clicks on their website and a phone call with one of their expert Breastpump Specialists.

Why Should I use a Breast Pump Supplier?

I recommend breast pump suppliers because they not only work with your insurance company and get a prescription for the pump from your doctor, but they also take the time to determine which pump is best for your needs. A trained Breastpump Specialist from a company like Aeroflow can answer questions on different types of pumps, and give you the pros and cons of the pumps covered by your insurance plan.

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Lansinoh Smartpump Breast Pump

Breast pump suppliers will also find out what accessories (if any) are covered by your insurance, and help you get those for free (or at reduced cost). Replacement parts are also simplified – on many pumps things like membranes and valves need to be replaced regularly and a breast pump supplier will help take care of this for you.

I didn’t know about breast pump suppliers when I was buying my breast pump. I spent ages trying to figure out what was covered by insurance and then I didn’t know how to choose a pump. Eventually I made a selection, and I had to order it, pay for it myself, and wait months for a reimbursement! Fortunately, breast pump suppliers can bill your insurance directly so you don’t have to go out of pocket. Even the shipping is free!

Where do I Find Breast Pump Suppliers?

There are a lot of breast pump suppliers out in the market. If you have a preferred breast pump brand in mind, check that brand’s website to find partner suppliers for insurance-covered pumps. You can also check your insurance’s website to see if they list partner suppliers, or do a simple search online.

I recommend Aeroflow Breastpumps. They have a huge selection and highly trained Breastpump Specialists that work with each mom to find her the best possible breast pump. Aeroflow also helps advocate for women’s health benefits by providing information on health care coverage and policy reform. For more information, visit the Aeroflow Breastpumps website.

Closing Thoughts

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Once again, Mama, congratulations on your pregnancy and your decision to breastfeed. You’re going to do a great job! Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you will be supported in your breastfeeding journey. Motherhood can present challenges, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it and take advantage of resources that are available.

 

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

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5 Snack Foods to Increase Breast Milk Supply

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Foods to Increase Breast Milk Supply

A wide variety of foods can support milk production in lactating women. While the majority of women do have enough breast milk for their baby, sometimes it’s hard to maintain your breast milk supply if you’re pumping or can’t always breastfeed on demand.

A common galactagogue

I recently wrote about lactation supplements, and today I’m going to focus on foods that boost milk supply. While there are individual ingredients, like oats or brewer’s yeast, that you can include in your diet, I want to write about a easy snacks like cookies, granola bars, or smoothies. These all contain galactagogues – any food, ingredient, or herb that supports breast milk production.

A Word of Caution

While these snacks are are considered safe, use them with care. Check with your doctor, midwife, or lactation consultant first. Also, be aware that breast milk oversupply is a real possibility which comes with its own challenges and pain, such as engorgement or complications like clogged ducts. I still recommend these products, just be sure to read the serving size!

Also, note that you will need to continue breastfeeding or pumping regularly to maintain your supply. Breast milk is produced based on supply and demand. You can eat these foods to increase breast milk, but if there is no demand through breastfeeding or pumping, you won’t see any lasting supply boost.

foods to increase breast milkReviews – The Best Foods to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best easy snack foods to support breastfeeding and pumping moms.  The ratings are here in this table and you can scroll further for more details on each snack. Click any product image to view or buy on Amazon.

Boobie Bar: Lactation Granola Bars. Pre-packaged snack bars are easy to eat on the go. 3 great flavors with a gluten free option (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Gluten Free Oatmeal Peanut Butter, and Blueberry Coconut). Serving size is 1 bar a day.
Mommy Knows Best Lactation Cookie Mix. Easy mix to make tasty lactation cookies at home. Just add water, egg, and butter. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you might find they don't have enough chocolate chips.
Mom's Original Lactation Smoothie Mix. Just add water for a tasty lactation smoothie. Comes in various flavors including strawberry banana and vanilla cinnamon. Includes lactation boosting oats, flax, and yeast. Texture can be thin or grainy, though.
Milkmakers Lactation Cookies. Delicious lactation cookies come in a variety of flavors (oatmeal chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, or lemon). Can buy in bags of 10 or convenient individually wrapped cookies to keep with you for milk-supply boosting snacks. Ingredients includ oats, flax, and yeast.
Go-Chews Whole Food Energy Snack. Organic whole food snack chews that support clean eating. Oats support milk supply. Dairy, gluten, peanut, tree nut, and soy free. Three flavors are available, Turkish Apricot, Tart Cherry Chocolate, and Fig Ginger Sesame.

Boobie Bar: The Original Lactation Bar


This lactation granola bar is available in three great flavors, one of which is gluten free. The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Gluten Free Oatmeal Peanut Butter, and Blueberry Coconut options are all delicious. They come individually wrapped in boxes of 6, so they are a great snack to take with you on the go or keep in your pumping bag.

Key ingredients: Oats, flaxseed meal, moringa, shatavari, fenugreek, turmeric

Servings: Serving size is 1 bar and they come in boxes of 6 bars (individually wrapped)

Why buy: These bars are tasty and convenient because they are individually wrapped. You can stash them in your bag or car so you have a snack when you need it. They are effective – the serving size is one a day but you may find you don’t need to eat them that frequently to support your milk supply.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies Mix by Mommy Knows Best


This cookie mix is packed with ingredients to increase breast milk, including oats and brewer’s yeast, as well as the herb blessed thistle. They are simple to cook – simply add butter, an egg, and water and mix before baking.  They are also fortified with vitamins so you can have an indulgent snack that is fairly healthy. The only issue is that they might not have enough chocolate chips for you if you have a sweet tooth!

Key ingredients: oats, flaxseed meal, brewer’s yeast, blessed thistle

Servings: 1 package of mix yields 12 generously sized cookies

Why buy: Easy to make and quite tasty (although you may want to add a few extra chocolate chips). The bag of cookie mix isn’t cheap, but it is a better value than buying ready made lactation cookies.

Mom’s Original Milk Making Aids Lactation Smoothie Mix


Mom’s Original Lactation Smoothie Mixes come in flavors like Strawberry Banana and Cinnamon Vanilla. The smoothies are very simple to make – just add water or milk. Perfect if you need a quick snack or energy boost that will support your milk supply. The texture of the smoothies is very thin so it is nice to add a banana or yogurt and blend for a thicker texture.

Key ingredients:Organic Oat Flour, Organic Flax Seed meal, Nutritional Yeast Flakes

Servings: There are 14 servings per bag of mix (you mix 4 tablespoons of mix with water or milk for each smoothie)

Why buy: The combination of oats, flax, and yeast is effective to increase milk supply. The smoothie mix is very convenient and easier than mixing up a lactation smoothie from scratch. The flavors are nice but the smoothies may feel a little thin or grainy, so you might want to add something like yogurt or fruit to improve the texture.

Milkmakers Lactation Cookies


These organic lactation cookies are packed with milk supply boosting goodness, fortified with vitamins, and offer a yummy treat for lactating moms. Different flavors are available, including Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and Lemon.

Key ingredients: Oats, flaxseed, brewer’s yeast (note they are preservative-free and dairy-free)

Servings: 1 bag contains 10 cookies. Serving size is 1 cookie and it is recommended not to eat more than 2 a day.

Why buy: They are more expensive than a regular cookie, but they are made with top quality ingredients and can effectively boost milk supply. The texture and flavor are great and they taste like a regular cookie, so eating them is completely enjoyable.

Go-Chews Whole Food Energy Snack

Designed with nursing moms in mind but good for the whole family, these energy bites are all organic and all natural. They include oats for an energizing lactation boost. Three flavors are available, Turkish Apricot, Tart Cherry Chocolate, and Fig Ginger Sesame. The package is a convenient bag to carry for an on the go snack.

Key ingredients: Rolled oats and dried fruit. Note, they are dairy, gluten, peanut, tree nut, and soy free

Servings: 1 serving is 3 chews. There are 12 chews per bag (so 4 servings)

Why buy: These whole-food bites are great for ‘clean-eating’ with lean protein, healthy fat & complex carbohydrates. They are convenient to take with you on the go or stash in a breast pump bag. They will complement a healthy diet and support milk supply with the oats. They are a healthy treat to share with the whole family.

Any Questions?

I hope this post helps you decide which breastfeeding snack (or snacks!) are best for you. Had any success with these products or prefer something else? Leave your comments below!

Want to make your own lactation smoothie? Try this:

lactation smoothie recipe

Pumping a lot? See these posts for tips and must-have accessories:

breast pump on the go   what to put in breast pump bag   using breast pump in office


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The Best Lactation Smoothie for Pumping Moms

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Eating to Support Lactation

As a mom who pumps daily in the office, I often feel like I need a milk supply boost, especially towards the end of the week when I notice my milk production dropping off. There are plenty of lactation teas and other supplements, but my preference is to eat to support lactation. This means foods like old-fashioned oatmeal, adding flaxseed to salads, and foods high in calcium such as dark leafy greens.

I’ll admit that my favorite lactation-boosting treat is a lactation cookie, but I try not to eat too many in an effort to be healthy (even if the cookies are being eaten in the name of my milk-supply!) Over time I’ve found another favorite – the lactation smoothie. I’ve developed a really hearty smoothie recipe and I use it as breakfast a lot, since mornings are usually very rushed.

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My Favorite Lactation Smoothie

I’ve blended up a lot of smoothies in my time. They were a staple for me during pregnancy when so many foods made me nauseous. I didn’t realize at first that smoothies could be lactation-friendly, too, but then I found out about brewer’s yeast, which is a really effective galactagogue (milk supply booster), and I’ve been hiding it in smoothies every since.

Women will react differently to various lactation-boosting ingredients. Over time I’ve found that the combination of oats, chiaground flaxseed, and brewer’s yeast really gives me a boost when I feel my milk supply is dwindling. My lactation smoothie is packed with these galactagogues, so you can experiment with proportions or substitute as needed to find what works best for you.

This smoothie includes a banana, which might not be everyone’s favorite. I personally love bananas, but more than that, I like how the natural sweetness makes this mixture of ingredients like brewer’s yeast, flax, and chia taste good, and not like liquid cardboard. (Note: this recipe includes affiliate links – all opinions are 100% my own.)

 The Best Lactation Smoothie for Pumping Moms

Ingredients:

1 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup yogurt (I use full-fat Greek style)
1 ripe banana
1/3 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 tsp brewer’s yeast
1 tbsp honey or preferred sweetener

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Method:

Blend together all ingredients until desired consistency. Note, the rolled oats might need extra blending to give you a ‘smooth’ smoothie.

Another note – brewer’s yeast – it has a pretty strong flavor! I think this smoothie masks it really well, but if it bothers you, you can reduce the amount of brewer’s yeast, or even leave it out. Brewer’s yeast is one of the most effective milk-boosters, but other ingredients in this smoothie are also milk-supply friendly.

If you’re curious about any of the ingredients, I’ve linked them throughout to view or buy online.

I hope you like this smoothie and find it as effective as I do. Love it? Hate it? Leave a message in the comments below.

Updated, March 2017. I’ve been asked a few times what I used to blend up smoothies. I hate cleaning traditional blenders and I’m not willing to splurge on something like a Vitamix. My solution? A hand blender! Really effective, affordable, easy to use, and easy to clean. This is the one I use (you can click the image to view or buy on Amazon).

Alternative milk supply boosters: lactation supplementssnacks & power pumping:

 foods to increase breast milk Power Pumping


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The Best Lactation Supplements to Boost Milk Supply

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Boosting Milk Supply

There’s no shortage of products out there these days that say they can help boost your milk supply. While the vast majority of women do have enough breast milk for their baby, sometimes it’s hard to maintain your supply if you’re pumping or can’t always breastfeed on demand.

Today I’m going to look at the best lactation supplements and vitamins. These are available in pill/tablet form and contain ingredients known to boost milk supply like fenugreek, milk thistle, or fennel seed. These ingredients are known as galactagogues – the term for any supplement, food, or drug that promotes breast milk production and supply.

A Word of Caution

While lactation supplements are generally safe and natural with limited side effects, use them with care. Check with your doctor, midwife, or lactation consultant first. Also, be aware that breast milk oversupply is a real possibility which comes with its own challenges and pain, such as engorgement or complications like clogged ducts. I still recommend these products, just be sure to read the instructions and use with care!

Also, note that you will need to continue breastfeeding or pumping regularly to maintain your supply. Breast milk is produced based on supply and demand. You can take these supplements to boost your supply, but if there is no demand through breastfeeding or pumping, you won’t see any lasting supply boost.

Two last comments. First, remember, these products are generally not safe in pregnancy – if you think you might be pregnant of course consult your doctor/ LC and avoid these products. Second, all of these products contain fenugreek in various amounts… a known side effect is to make you smell sweet… maple syrupy sweet. This can be bothersome, but is harmless, and a sign the fenugreek may be working!

Reviews – The Best Lactation Supplements

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best lactation supplements. I’ve rated the top 5 products here in this table and additional detail is available below.

Product Highlights My Rating
Motherlove More Milk Special Blend - Certified organic herbs - 1100mg of lactation-boosting herbs per serving - Includes mammary function-boosting Goat's Rue - Daily dose is 4 pills per day (1 bottle = 30 day supply)
The Honest Company Lactation Plus - Organic and non-GMO ingredients - High in fennel for good digestion for mom and baby - Daily dose is only 2 pills per day (1 bottle = 30 day supply)
Mommy Knows Best Nursing & Lactation Support - All natural - 2600mg of lactation-boosting herbs per serving - Includes brain-boosting DHA - Daily dose is 4 pills per day (1 bottle = 30 day supply)
Gaia Herbs Lactation Support - Organic and vegan - Formulation to boost supply and nutrients in milk - Daily dose is 3 pills per day (1 bottle = 40 day supply) - Liquid gel caps can dry out if not used promptly
Dr Christopher's Lactation Formula - Blend of 11 different herbs - Some organic ingredients - Daily dose is 4 pills per day (1 bottle = 25 day supply)

Motherlove More Milk Special Blend

Certified organic herbs make up this special blend, which includes standard galactagogues plus Goat’s Rue – an herb believed to support mammary tissue development and function.

Active ingredients: 1100mg Goat’s Rue, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Nettle Leaf, Fennel Seed blend (per serving of 2 pills)

Dosage: 1 capsule, 4 times/day (If over 175 lbs take 2 capsules, 3 times/day). Each bottle has 120 capsules, so you get a 30 day supply (or 20 day if over 17blbs)

Why buy: These come with a higher price tag than a lot of lactation supplements, but it is widely agreed that they are effective. If you have tried other lactation boosters without success, you might be pleasantly surprised by how much Motherlove Special Blend can boost your milk production.

The Honest Company Lactation Plus

This organic blend requires you to take only two capsules a day, so it is easy to remember and you don’t feel like you are constantly swallowing pills. The ingredients are also all non-GMO and allergen free. The formulation is said to have been made under consultation with both doctors and lactation consultants.

Active ingredients: 1350mg fenugreek, fennel, shatavari, milk thistle, blessed thistle, and marshmallow root blend (per serving of 2 capsules

Dosage: 2 capsules, once per day. Each bottle has 60 capsules, so you get a 30 day supply.

Why buy: It’s hard to resist anything from the Honest Company! This is a great, all natural product, and a 30 day supply is well priced.

Mommy Knows Best Nursing and Lactation Support

Mommy Knows Best Nursing and Lactation support is all natural, gluten/dairy/allergen free. It is made in the USA and adheres to GMP safety standards. Comes with a 14-day money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied with the product.

Active ingredients: 2600mg Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle & Fennel Seed combo, 60mg DHA (per serving of 4 pills)

Dosage: Take 1-2 capsules with meals for a total of 4 per day. Each bottle has 120 capsules, so you get a 30-day supply.

Why buy: The combination of herbs is effective for a lot of lactating moms while the DHA is a great plus to enrich your breast milk. I like this formulation because it means you only need to take this one supplement – no need for separate Fenugreek, Fish Oil, etc – all you need is a serving of Mommy Knows Best each day.

Gaia Lactation Support

Gaia’s lactation blend boosts lactation and may enhance the nutrients in breastmilk by providing bioflavonoids, polypeptides, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Liquid capsules digest easily. The product is also 100% vegan and organic.

Active ingredients: 1296mg Fenugreek, fennel, raspberry leaf, thistle herb, and marshmallow root (per serving of 3 capsules)

Dosage: 1 capsule, 3 times a day. Each bottle is 120 capsules, so you get a 40 day supply.

Why buy: The formulation is designed to not only enhance breast milk quantity, but also nutritive quality. The organic and vegan product is made in the USA. The bottle is good value with a 40 day supply.

Dr. Christopher’s Lactation Support

Dr. Christopher’s formulation contains a wider variety of herbs than the other supplements reviewed here. I found that pure Fenugreek wasn’t terribly effective for me, so I like blends of various herbs which tend to give me more of a supply boost.

Active ingredients: 920mg Fenugreek, Fennel, Anise Seed, Blessed Thistle, Marshmallow Root, Dandelion Leaf, Nettle Leaf, Hops Flower, Chaste Tree Berry, Mullein Leaf & Jurassic Green (Certified Organic Alfalfa, Barley & Non-Hybrid Wheat Grass) blend (per serving of 2 capsules)

Dosage: 2 capsules, 2 times a day. Each bottle is 100 capsules, so you get a 25 day supply.

Why buy: Christopher’s formulation is a great value and efficacy isn’t compromised for the price.

Any Questions?

I hope this article helps you decide which lactation supplement is right for you. Had any success or problems with these products? Leave your comments below!

Not sure about supplements? Check out my lactation smoothie recipe or lactation snacks:

lactation smoothie recipe foods to increase breast milk

Pumping a lot? See these posts for tips and must-have accessories:

breast pump on the go   what to put in breast pump bag   using breast pump in office

And remember your breast milk storage guidelines!

Breastmilk Storage 555 Rule


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10 Great Gift Ideas for New Dads

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New dads deserve gifts, too! Show the new dad in your life how special he is with one of these unique gifts. My husband received a lot of these items from caring family members and he was thrilled. Especially with the manly diaper backpack – he was happy not to carry the floral diaper bag I had picked out. Happy shopping!

 

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1. Father – Baby Matching Outfits

Father-baby outfits are always adorable, and entertaining. Cute sayings like “Copy” “Paste”, “Me” “Mini Me” or “Big Man” “Little Man” are guaranteed to bring a smile to a new dad’s face, and then to anyone who sees them wearing their shirts together.


2. Fun Dad Mug

Let dad show off his pride in being a new father with a touch of humor.  Guaranteed to be a hit because chances are he’s drinking a bit more coffee than he used to.


3. Instant Camera

Let dad capture all the adorable moments with the new baby. He can cover the fridge with cute images and share with friends and family. The Fujifilm Instax Mini camera is available for great low prices on Amazon.

4. Masculine Diaper Bag

Diaper bags don’t have to be big, pink, and covered in flowers. Get a new dad a messenger or backpack-style diaper bag and he’ll be able to carry everything baby needs.

5. Personalized Beer Mug

Not only does this mug show off his status as a dad, but it has a personalized detail. You can provide the baby’s birthdate so the mug will state the day he became a dad.

6. Starbucks Gift Card

Starbucks gift card? Nuff’ said. Giving a new dad the gift of Starbucks is guaranteed to bring out a smile. It’s the perfect antidote to those sleepless nights with a newborn in the house.

7. Netflix Gift Card

A new baby at home might mean more time in front of the tv, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Give dad the gift of loads of movies and Netflix originals with a Netflix gift card.

8. “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada” Board Book

This entertaining little book is authored by Jimmy Fallon. New dad’s can bond with their baby while reading this and hopefully have success in making their baby’s first word “Dada”.

9. Amazon Gift Card

Really can’t decide what to buy for a new dad? An Amazon gift card is a gift everyone loves. Available in any denomination, you can’t go wrong!

10. Digital Photo Frame

What better way to display the adorable new bundle of joy? Give dad the perfect way to showcase photos of his newborn. It’s perfect to keep at home or put on his desk in the office.

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10 Great Gift Ideas for New Moms

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.

While you can’t give a new mom back the ease of life before having kids, there are some great gifts out there that any new mom will be happy to have. This list of 10 gift ideas for new moms is all you need to find the perfect gift for any new mom in your life. Happy shopping!

gift ideas for new moms1. No-Spill Coffee Mugs

Things are going to get spilled with a baby in the house. Let the new mom in your life sip her coffee in a beautiful mug that’s eco-friendly to boot. The silicone lid and ceramic cup are also dish-washer safe.

2. Natural Body Products & Herbal Tea Gift Pack

This all-natural gift pack is perfect for any new mom. It includes herbal tea designed especially for post partum women and natural salve for both mama and baby. There are also two all natural lip balms (due to horomonal changes many new moms have dry lips).

3. Instant Camera

New moms spend inordinate amounts of time photographing their babies. Why not give the gift of instant gratification with this adorable Fujifilm Instax Mini camera, available for great low prices on Amazon.

4. Burts Bees Natural Body Products

Another option to pamper a new mom. These all natural products are safe to use around baby and will make mom feel like a million bucks. The small product sizes are also perfect to fit in mom’s diaper bag.

5. Silicone Teething Necklace

Silicone teething necklaces are the best! Mom looks good and the baby has something to play with. And of course the necklace doesn’t break if the baby pulls on it, like regular jewelry tends to do. There are plenty of color and styles available to suit any mom.

6. Starbucks Gift Card

Starbucks gift card? Nuff’ said. Giving a new mom the gift of Starbucks is guaranteed to bring out a smile. Its the perfect indulgence and the antidote to those sleepless nights with a newborn.

7. Coloring Book Especially for New Moms

This ‘Snarky Adult Coloring Book’ is bound to make mom laugh. Coloring is therapeutic and relaxing. And each page is witty and sarcastic – the #momlife is totally relatable. Don’t forget to get her a pack of colored pencils to go along with the book.

8. Aromatherapy Diffuser & Relaxing Scents

An aromatherapy diffuser is a wonderful gift to help a new mom relax. With a relaxing oil like lavender, you new mom’s home will smell great and she’ll feel delightfully peaceful.

9. Amazon Gift Card

Really can’t decide what to buy for a new mom? An Amazon gift card is a gift everyone loves. Available in any denomination, you can’t go wrong!

10. Digital Photo Frame

What better way to display the adorable new bundle of joy? Give mom the perfect way to showcase all of her photos of her newborn.

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