- My Breast Friend Nursing Pillow. The Good: This pillow makes the early days of nursing much easier. We spent A LOT of time trying to nurse in the beginning, and not getting very far, but this kept me comfortable. The Bad: We only used it for a few weeks. It takes too much time to pull it out every time Bug is hungry.
- Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads. The Good: They are comfy and have a sticky side so they stay put. They are also very absorbent. The Bad: They totally show through my thinner nursing bras and make it look like I'm a 7th grader trying to give myself a little something extra. Also, each pad is individually wrapped making quite a bit of excess waste and those damn wrappers are EVERYWHERE. Not because I'm really that environmentally conscious (obviously if I used disposable pads), but because I'm cheap I tried...
- NUK Ultra Thin Nursing Pads. The Good: They are thin and much less expensive. They aren't visible, even in my thinnest bra. The Bad: I don't have super leaky boobies, so I didn't need much absorbency, but if I did, I don't think these would be effective enough. Also, they don't have a sticky backside, so they slide around a bit.
- Medela Pump in Style (with backpack). The Good: So far, it works well. I haven't had any major issues. I didn't really want a backpack, but it comes in handy when I am doing some hands-free pumping and I need to wander around my house. This pump comes with a battery adapter, so I can roam wherever I want to and a car adapter, which I haven't needed to use yet, but I'm sure I will eventually.
- Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bustier. The Good: It is very good at holding the bottles. They are DEFINITELY not going anywhere when I'm using this. Also, its easily adjustable and will fit no matter how much weight I loose, if I ever get around to loosing it. The BAD: Its not very comfortable and it doesn't look good under my clothes. I got this because I wanted to be able to pump quickly at work while still being able to answer emails and doing paperwork, but I have to plan what I am going to wear so that it isn't obvious that I'm wearing it.
Right now I'm looking for a better alternative for hands-free pumping and a nursing tank that doesn't look like a nursing tank. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.