LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: Win a Breastfeeding Starter Kit Worth $262!

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) and National Breastfeeding Month, we’re giving away an amazing breastfeeding prize pack to one lucky reader. Inside you’ll find all kinds of eco-friendly goodies that’ll make breastfeeding easier, more comfortable and maybe even more fun! The prize pack worth $262 includes a Breastfeeding Essentials Bundle from Earth Mama Angel Baby (filled with nipple cream, nursing tea and hot/cold packs), an organic nursing bra and cami from Leading Lady, two breast-like baby bottles from Mimijumi, a Milkmakers breastfeeding cookie variety pack and bamboo nursing pillow from Westcoast Baby. Keep reading to find out how easy it is to win!

Here’s how to enter to win a Breastfeeding Prize Pack Worth $262! 

**We’re sorry but this giveaway is now closed to new entrants. **

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Sign up for our weekly newsletter (if you haven’t already!). We’ll be notifying the winner in our newsletter – so you need to sign up and receive our newsletter to find out if you have won.

2) Like Inhabitots on Facebook.

3) Add a comment to this post with your answer to the following question: What’s the one thing you couldn’t live without for breastfeeding?  NOTE: Please be patient – comments don’t appear instantly because they must be approved.

Contest ends Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winner will be announced in our newsletter on Friday, August 17, 2012. Good luck!

+ Breastfeeding Essentials Bundle $46.09

+ Earth Mama Angel Baby

+ Organic Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra $30.00

+ Organic Nursing Cami with Side Sling $38.00

+ Leading Lady

+ Very Hungry Baby Bottle $14.99

+ Not So Hungry Baby Bottle $13.99

+ Mimijumi 

+ Cookie Variety Pack $49.00

+ Milkmakers

+ Bamboo Nursing Pillow $69.95

+ Westcoast Baby

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218 Responses to “LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: Win a Breastfeeding Starter Kit Worth $262!”

  1. jkelsey says:

    I wouldn’t be able to live without my pump! I just started back at work after 6 weeks of leave on Monday and I’m so lucky to have a supportive job that lets me pump when I need to.

  2. triciachad0320 says:

    One thing I coudlnt live without breastfeeding is a breastfeeding bra. They come in handy and are so convienant!

  3. maggie518 says:

    The support of my husband, who agrees it will be the best way to feed our daughter when she arrives later this month — eep!

  4. Lynseyclayton says:

    Product wise I love my Lilly pads! In general I couldn’t live without my hubby’s hug support!

  5. HNoyce says:

    My boppy and nipple cream. Those are some lifesavers right there. 🙂

  6. Cheva85 says:

    Definately a Boppy for Baby and nipple cream for Mama!

  7. shotsjr says:

    wow…so many indispensable things helped me breastfeed successfully the first time around. #1 would probably be my pump–it helped me continue after going back to work following maternity leave. not to be discounted in any way, though, was the incredible support of my husband and the nipple cream/balm that did a lot to help my poor, sore nipples!

  8. rendoulas says:

    A breast feeding starter kit should NEVER have a bottle in it. This is a fail!

  9. rhonda01 says:

    The one thing i couldnt live without while breastfeeding was my nipple shield, Cracked nipple= PAIN! 🙂

  10. starlawill says:

    Definitely could not live without my nursing pillow!

  11. Hketg says:

    My nursing cover

  12. tryingnewthings says:

    I am not sure, my first baby does not arrive for another 6 months!

  13. alliejea says:

    In the beginning I had to have my boppy to keep my son off of my sore tummy, after that I couldnt have done it without my pump. 26 months later and he is still going strong!

  14. Mepreta says:

    I could not live without my nursing tanks. They make it so easy!

  15. cmintel says:

    I could never live without my boppy (in the beginning) and some good lansinoh! I also LOVED earthmamas boobytubes my last child!

  16. jkelsey says:

    @rendoulas: So how is my son supposed to eat now that I’m back at work after 6 weeks?

  17. amandajiggles says:

    I could never live without my nursing pillow, water bottle and a good book 🙂

  18. myall4him2 says:

    I couldn’t have lived without lanolin. It helped heal my broken skin!

  19. nicci says:

    I didn’t have anything when I first-time I guess what would of been real nice to have was an actual nursing bra and a nursing pillow. I think this is such an awesome Giveaway..I’m expecting a girl at the end of September and some of these items i’ll have to look into!

  20. kkbaker2 says:

    Not sure as this is my first child and I am due in November, but from talking with other moms, I think it is going to be nursing tanks and nursing pillow that I wont be able to live without.

  21. kathijo says:

    I cannot live without nursing tanks!!! They are absolutely amazing, comfy and discrete 🙂 And extremely easy to maneuver when nursing in public

  22. TrishaK says:

    Nursing pads… I am a leaker.

  23. michellerc says:

    As a first time mom I”m guessing it will be the support of my partner, and a nursing pillow.

  24. vanislandmomma says:

    Nursing Pillow

  25. pdxali says:

    My pump! I exclusively pump for my surrogate baby, so I NEED my pump. I can hand express, but doing that 8-10x per day to express 60+ ounces per day? Ouch. So, definitely my pump. It’s a must have to continue providing my surro baby with the best food for him. 🙂

  26. Blanca G says:

    This will be my first, but I want to say that the support of my husband and my mother, Ina world where everyone wants the easy way out and people love to push their opinions on you, its great to have the two of them backing me up when choosing whats best for my baby.

  27. sweetpetunia says:

    I’d say a nursing bra (I have an old upper back injury) and a nursing pillow. Support is a must too but my hubby provides that. 🙂

  28. sweetpetunia says:

    Oh no! I wasn’t signed in when I posted my comment. I hope it counts. If not, maybe this comment will count? My most essential BFing items are a nursing bra and pillow.

  29. memama107 says:

    my nursing pillow, support from my hubby, and listening to my body!

  30. abbeydeann5 says:

    i couldn’t live without my husband! he was such great support and I honestly couldn’t have succeeded without him!!

  31. chaoticfox84 says:

    My daughter and the support of my husband

  32. tyrehall2010 says:

    My husband. I feel like he will be my biggest supporter when our first baby arrives in the next three weeks. My husband even endured a three hour prenatal breastfeeding class with me =)

  33. Mammagrubb says:

    The one thing I could not live without while breastfeeding my little guy is definitely moral support from my hubby. Second to that is my lactation consultant! It’s a tough but very rewarding thing to nourish your baby from your own body!

  34. alishamroberts says:

    I couldnt live without my breast pads and nursing bras. I leak A LOT!

  35. Hamak says:

    There were so many items that made breastfeeding more comfortable and relaxing. However, I would have never made it without the pump. I had enough milk to feed triplets in the beginning. I donated about 3000 ounces.

  36. smartinez03 says:

    my pump of course!

  37. greenmomali says:

    my organic nursing tank has been my most cherished breastfeeding essential along with a big glass of water to keep me hydrated. 🙂

  38. kahdel says:

    breastfeeding pillow and breast pads for my excessive leaking!

  39. kookaburrababies says:

    The one thing I couldn’t do without when breastfeeding? Support! From hubby, friends, lactation consultant, doula, pediatrician, etc. all makes a world of difference! 🙂

  40. j_e_n_n_y says:

    Nipple butter!

  41. renee k says:

    I couldn’t live without good support to successfully breastfeed. Without my husband creating the space and nurturing me and my midwives and lactation consultant guiding me through we never would have got through the first month.

  42. lace says:

    nursing pillow and some water

  43. henrylucy2012 says:

    The support of my husband and my pump. Engorgment sucked!

  44. lizticona says:

    I couldn’t live without a breast pump and good nursing pillow for breastfeeding 🙂

  45. dge1227 says:

    My husband’s support!

  46. ilanad says:

    My pump because I go back to work in Monday and I’m so glad I can still provide healthy nutrients to my baby without going directly to formula.

  47. wigget says:

    a breast pump

  48. aross says:

    Definitely nursing pillow!

  49. amanda alvarado says:

    My must have was a good breat pump! I had to work so to keep up my supply and have milk for my dd, I had to pump. Another was a good nursing pillow.

  50. nnacua says:

    My must have is a nursing cami! I seriously love these! It’s great for summer time!

  51. alicjaewa says:

    At first, my nursing pillow and lansinoh cream! Now, stretchy tops for easy access when feeding on the go 🙂

  52. poisonivy says:

    I loved having a nursing pillow for breast feeding. It was really nice to have the extra support to hold baby.

  53. supermom10 says:

    I can’t live with a boppy and nipple cream during breastfeeding.These nursing items are a must have for me!! 🙂

  54. laidybugsmom says:

    Because I had to return to work when my daughter was 12 weeks old, I found my pump and hands-free pumping bra essential to allow me to contine to work while pumping 3 times per day. I’m so thankful to have been able to breastfeed my daughter for a year! Even though I couldn’t be there all day, I knew a part of me was with her, giving her the best nourishment possible!

  55. supermom10 says:

    I cannot live without a boppy, nipple cream and a manual breastpump.I tend to struggle a bit with breastfeeding in the beggining and these items really helped me to make it successful

  56. cstirling says:

    I don’t know because my baby hasn’t been born yet. 9 days until the due date! <3

  57. dahlbys says:

    I couldn’t live without my husband’s help and support. Even though he would have loved to feed our daughter (she refused bottles), he has said many times how happy he is that she is a great nurser. He was so helpful when she was first born and would bring me water, snacks, and entertainment while I nursed and he has always backed up our decision if anyone has questioned it. Love him!

  58. watershipdown2 says:

    My must-have is a nursing bra!

  59. shadtov says:

    I really liked having access to written information about what breastfeeding is really all about.

  60. mumbot says:

    One of the main things I couldn’t live without is the support of my husband and family. Having a pump, a nursing pillow and a glass of water beside you are all wonderful bonuses, but I’m most grateful for my strong support system. I feel privileged to have nursed my eldest until he was 2.5 years old and now my new baby who is 1 year old and still nursing. I’m cherishing this special bonding time with her which also provides invaluable nourishment!

  61. jlw7799 says:

    Couldn’t live without a few things… Comfy bras, an extra pump to keep at the office and motherlove nipple butter!

  62. twins13 says:

    I wouldn’t have been able to breastfeed early on with my twin girls. The Twin Breast Friend Pillow worked miracles for me.

  63. Lizz says:

    Nipple cream in the begining, a nursing bra later.

  64. aperry says:

    I could mnot live without coconut water and my Ergo!!

  65. CrissyK says:

    I couldn’t live without a nursing bra. A good nursing bra is essential.

  66. teamom says:

    For the first few weeks, my Boppy pillow was my best friend. Also lots of cloth nursing pads.

  67. lindahawes says:

    my breastfriend nursing pillow! it’s an amazing nursing pillow to have!

  68. mcrose says:

    A decent nursing pillow and a fabulous lactation consultant while in hospital – I had bfing troubles with my first two children and the LCs were critical in helping me establish bfing success. Expecting #3 in the next six weeks and hoping we have smooth sailing this time around. 🙂 Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!!!

  69. niziic says:

    Hello! As I’m expecting my 1st baby, I think that pump must be smth that you have to have around.

  70. Renbeach says:

    I couldn’t! Do without the Medela double pump and comfort cups for inverted nipples. The lactation support group and consultants at my hospital have been great.

  71. ducki says:

    My PumpEase nursing support has made going back to work much easier. It’s a godsend! I can now work and pump (or enter contests). I just wish I had a better pump. My friends rave about Hygeia. I didn’t know about them when I bought a pump though. 🙁
    Earth Mama Angel Baby products have also been a tremendous help! The nipple butter and diaper/booboo creams are awesome.
    The Leaky B@@b and KellyMom have also been great supports. Two great communities!

  72. nrholland07 says:

    nursing bras and nippy!

  73. Chiro says:

    I couldn’t live without my pump, although I’d love to be able to!

  74. kksr says:

    I don’t know how I would have even make it out of the hospital without THE NIPPLE SUPPLIES: nipple shields, nipple cream and of course the very necessary hot/cold packs. Breastfeeding requires so much need, but if I had to boil it all down and sum it up in one: THE NIPPLE SUPPLIES, that is surely what I could not live with out!

  75. katball says:

    Breast pump for sure!

  76. jennipugh says:

    I could not of survived breastfeeding if it weren’t for disposable breastpads. cloth ones barely held anything!

  77. jlm8199 says:

    Knowledge, support and boobie pads… Those are my three essentials. When my son was born I was only able to breastfeed for a month. This time it’s been 5 months and I’m still going strong! Before our daughter was born we took a breastfeeding class, did research online and talked to friends who successfully breastfed their babies. I developed a reliable support group of friends that I can call at any time for advice. And of course, boobie pads are essential to prevent those embarassing leaks! 🙂

  78. jenn p says:

    definately the breastfeeding pillow at first!

  79. dahliemama says:

    First my baby, for being such a great and patient breastfeeding study buddy and the best breast cover I could ask for. Second my wonderful midwife who helped us through some of our speed bumps. And thirdly on the gadget side I also love me some nursing tanks.

  80. rk2011 says:

    Nursing pads have been an absolute must-have!

  81. organicmommyluv says:

    i couldn’t live without my nursing tanks!

  82. johannai says:

    I really appreciate good nursing bras while breastfeeding.

  83. GirlieGirlArmy says:

    The one thing I couldn’t live without are my BOOBS! Or as my son calls them.. “nay nays” They are really the most important accessory when it comes to breastfeeding. That and tenacity! Don’t stop til it works!

  84. Elena N. says:

    I couldn’t live without my nursing pillow!

  85. JamieH101 says:

    I’m not completely sure yet as my first little one does not arrive for another 5 months, but I’m thinking my breast pump will fast become one of my closest friends!

  86. mollydo2 says:

    Great pump. nursing pillow and pads are a must have for me. 😀 Thank you!

  87. mmayorga says:

    Most definitely, nursing pillow and nursing bras!!

  88. brenjan98 says:

    A supportive husband and the determination to get through the rough patches! The Nursing Mother’s Companion by La Leche League was super helpful to me as well!

  89. ShyrellW says:

    My baby of course! And support from my husband and children. As long as baby latches or learns to latch I can live without the other “stuff”. Support and love to help me get through those first couple weeks of no sleep is going to do wonders for me.

  90. jl says:

    My support network! After being unable to breastfeed my first, I was determined to find success with the second. When she had to spend the week after I was discharged in the NICU, my family and friends put together a schedule to help me get back and forth to the hospital every three hours. Because of their help, I only missed a few nursing sessions all week. Nine months later, my daughter is still happily nursing. I would never have made it this long without all of their help!

  91. BarefootLove says:

    The one thing I could not live without for breastfeeding would be nursing tank tops and my partners delicious cooking and helping hand. 🙂

  92. jradrogers says:

    In the beginning I wouldn’t be able to live nipple cream! But now I can’t go without my nursing bras/ shirts/ tanks!

  93. JennyLalli says:

    For baby, a nursing pillow and for me, lactation cookies and mother’s milk tea! 🙂

  94. J9Seymour says:

    I would have to say 1-2 great nursing camis are a must.

  95. mmathias says:

    nursing pads were a must! And a comfortable nursing bra!

  96. Lejla says:

    I couldn’t live without patience, and lot’s of it! it is very hard during breastfeeding for any mother especially if she is used to having a very fast lifestyle, to get herself into this peacefull mode! And a pump for realivig youself of extra milk, helps a lot!

  97. effulgent7 says:

    I can’t live without nursing pads, and the support of my awesome husband!

  98. katiehc says:

    My nursing tanks! Love, love, love them!!!

  99. mogritz says:

    medela nipple cream! Also easy access nursing tops are a must for me 🙂

  100. eiralucia says:

    Similac iPhone app. It easy to use one handed and helps record everything. It keeps which side and how long you nurse. There’s also a way to record pumping, bottle feeds, diapers and sleep. I used this instead of the paper journal when we were in the hospital. I love it!

  101. carebearkassi says:

    I couldn’t live without a good supportive bra and nursing tanks to make nursing in public much easier!

  102. misserin13 says:

    Water, patience, the my breast friend pillow and a nursing shield were all invaluable, but it was my kindle that really helped the most. Once I could relax and read one-handed, I stopped worrying about how long my son would nurse, whether he was getting enough and focusing on the initial pain and watching the clock. It got me through many a marathon nursing session! 2+ hours is a long time to be in one place with nothing to do and reading was a more positive and relaxing experience for me – plus I could read out loud to my son!

  103. khyland00 says:

    I’ll be new at it, but a nursing pillow for height and a pump for the inevitable return to work.

  104. bwg1222 says:

    I couldn’t have succeeded at breastfeeding without the help and guidance I received from an experienced lactation consultant (IBLBC). She volunteered her services free of charge because my husband was active duty air force at the time. She even came to our house to observe me nursing my son and reassured me that we were on the right track. I think she saved our breastfeeding relationship just before I reached the breaking point. We owe her many thanks!

  105. cathysmilesalot says:

    my breast friend.. it makes it so easy to nurse hands free when I need to!

  106. aktie9 says:

    Definitely my Medela breastpump. In the beginning I was too full & she couldn’t keep up with me, so enter the pump & we get to save that milk vs being in pain & possibly getting an infection. Now I pump to help keep up with her & keep the breasts stimulated to make enough milk for that growing baby & also so others get to help feed her too.

  107. jessasmommy says:

    I couldn’t live with out the boppy and my beautiful little princess to make breastfeeding so magical and special!

  108. MossyMarie says:

    My can’t live without breast feeding essential item is lactation cookies. They have really helped maintain my supply and are a great “healthy” treat for a job well done in feeding my baby the best food for him!

  109. Talitha says:

    I couldn’t live without the support from my husband!
    Communities online have helped as well. I have loved being a part of “The Leaky Boob” on FB and Twitter.

  110. Klawz91 says:

    Well Duh My Baby lol. I comfortable rocking chair helped a lot with my daughter. Thinking it’ll be the same again hopefully. 🙂

  111. fearnotpenelope says:

    I couldn’t live without my Milk Bar nursing pillow and Lansinoh Nipple balm.

  112. duckiegrl says:

    Love my nursing tank and nursing pads!

  113. Beverlea0204 says:

    My answer was going to be the support from my husband, but we just found out I’m pregnant again and he seems kind of iffy about my decision to breastfeed this time around. With our first, she would not take a bottle at all, so I nurse her all day and she sleeps with us at night. He is concerned that I will be nursing two babies and that they will both not want to spend time with him. Our daughter is 9 months old and I’m 6 weeks pregnant, so I do plan to continue to breastfeed our daughter throughout this pregnancy and start immediately with teaching the new little one to accept a bottle. The one thing I couldn’t live without while breastfeeding our daughter has to be our recliner. No matter how busy she thinks she is, when we sit in that recliner she knows that it’s time to calm down and take a break.

  114. Valarie says:

    My husband who always checked on me while I was nursing…ice water in hand. Besides that, my Medela breast pump. As a working mama it’s an absolute necessity!

  115. MrsPine09 says:

    As a first time mother-to-be I’m not 100% sure what I couldn’t live without as far as breastfeeding goes…I would have to say I couldn’t live without my breasts or a pump!

  116. sbaby2013 says:

    First time mom here too! I know my sister can’t live without her nursing pillow, so I would have to say the same!

  117. allicatcook says:

    I can’t wait to find out! Our baby boy is due in October!!

  118. Hms says:

    I couldn’t live without a nursing pillow. I received a boppy at my baby shower but I would love to try some other ones

  119. jwyse says:

    My favorite nursing bra!

  120. nastasja says:

    Definitely nursing pads!

  121. katyrr says:

    It’s a tie between lanolin and the MyBreastFriend nursing pillow which were both essential to successful breastfeeding for baby and myself alike at the start.

  122. angelpeace33 says:

    I couldn’t live without food! So hungry breastfeeding this little guy!

  123. eevon says:

    Breast pump I guess? I am having my first child which will be due in late January next year. I’ve never tried breast feeding but I guess I need the assistance of breast pump to get me through breast feeding process.

  124. stef1281 says:

    Earth momma angel baby nipple butter! and of course my Medela pump!

  125. LeahK says:

    WIll be breastfeeding here for the first time any day now! I think i’m going to need support the most!

  126. newmom says:

    Couldn’t live without the baby, of course!;)

  127. newmama2010 says:

    My two must-haves are nursing pads and the support of my husband!

  128. fishlady says:

    Loving the Breast Friend nursing pillow! I also already subscribe to newsletters and like you on FB!

  129. ela maylatt says:

    I couldn’t live without my breastfeeding pillow! I hate to replace my Boppy pillow because i got it as a present, (dont like its print..) but would love to recieve a different one :))

  130. inesmorena says:

    The bond that breastfeeding allowed me to enhance with my baby girl as been magical, unique and very deep!
    Hope to try it again sometime soon, now with the help of Inhabitots great equipment, obviosly, now that I met it!

    (I’m not pregnant, but trying!)

  131. ElaineM says:

    Definitely a Hungry Baby! He He. :oD

  132. fnkellyke says:

    I couldn’t do with without the pump, with my first son, my right nipple was so sore, I couldn’t feed him with it and I needed to pump in order to keep myself “in-commission” on the right side!

  133. alealani says:

    I’m not sure what is one thing I can’t live without because I haven’t given birth yet! It is great to read all these comments on what is so important to many women out there so I’ll have a good idea of what to get. Our little one will be here around Sept. 22nd, so it would be a blessing to receive some great products to use when the time comes! Mahalo!!

  134. cristij_martin says:

    My first baby is due in October, so I’m not sure what I couldn’t do without. I’ve definitely been eyeing a nursing pillow though 🙂

  135. ivoryempress says:

    My husband. He helped me breastfeed when I had migraines. Bless him!

  136. TheDairyQueen says:

    My aunt gave me two great pieces of advise that I have found indispensable. The first one is to lie down when you nurse; this was so helpful in the first few months as it took the stress off my back and belly and made for more leisurely nursing sessions. The second was to drink a glass of water every time you nurse, this kept me hydrated and my milk flowing. I honestly don’t think I could have made it without that advice. Thank heaven for sage-like aunties!

  137. tresa says:

    I’m not sure what I couldn’t live without, as baby’s not due ’til the 29th (!!!), but I’m thinking a breast feeding starter kit sure wouldn’t hurt. 😉

  138. Ana Oliva says:

    I couldn’t leave without a good breast pump and some support from my hubby and friends to continue breastfeeding my baby. It really makes all the difference.

  139. Jacqueline Freer says:

    One of the most important must haves for breastfeeding is undoubtedly a feeding bra. It makes feeding time a far more convenient activity for both mommy and baby. Jacqueline Freer

  140. artsy101 says:

    I can’t live without nice absorbant burping clothes!

  141. andreah52 says:

    I work 40+ hours a week & have 2 kids; I breastfed them both til they were a year old – couldn’t have done it without my electric pump. Love affair for sure! 😉

  142. NorthofSeven says:

    This will be my first baby after many years of trying; I’m excited to find out what the one thing I can’t live without for breastfeeding is!

  143. carolinahottie33 says:

    I couldn’t live without my nursing bras and the great support I have from my husband and friends! The nursing bras are very convenient! they provide great support other bras wouldnt

  144. lnguyen says:

    My boppy – it’s been so useful these first 4 months, I don’t know what I would have done without it!!

  145. Gkeeper333 says:

    I couldn’t live without my bamboobies. I leak so much and these keep me and my shirt dry

  146. SylverCheetah says:

    I have no idea what I need for breastfeeding, my baby isn’t due until early December. I just hope that all goes well and I can breastfeed for 6-12 months like planned.

  147. jessicaknox06 says:

    Support from family!

  148. hedderdee says:

    Having good bras and easy-access tops was the most important thing for me. Thank you so much for the chance to win! We are expecting baby number three and I am determined to encourage this one to drink BM from a bottle! Would love to try these ones!

  149. eischindler says:

    At the beginning, especially, the right nursing pillow was key: the boppy never worked for me, and I hated My Brest Friend, but the Simplisse Gia is just right!

  150. msmueller1983 says:

    I wouldnt be able to live without my baby k’tan… I can breastfeed while he’s snuggled up against me… and still chase after my other kiddos! 🙂

  151. chcsta05 says:

    Im an exclusive pumping mommy and would love this!!!

  152. MandieNDan says:

    I don’t think I would beable to live without breast feeding my unborn baby I used to breast feed my other kid’s and I felt so close to them.

  153. Nikki.Tickerhoof says:

    I couldn’t live with out the support of my hubby for breastfeeding. It’s so hard to breastfeed here at the place that I live at. I have so much support from him that he tells people the facts of breastfeeding when I feed in public.

  154. teamom says:

    A good nursing bra and lanolin for the first 2 weeks.

  155. BrandisG says:

    I couldn’t live without my wonderful supportive husband who encouraged me to breastfeed as long as I could/wanted to. I have 4 kids and 1 on the way and I breastfed each of my children for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 years each. Breastfeeding is the best thing you could ever do for your children!

  156. csierazy says:

    Organic cotton breast pads. I leak so much that they are a must have! I would love to have this basket! 🙂

  157. loreleidenise says:

    Breastfeeding my firstborn, I didn’t need much more than feed-friendly shirts and bras and a fully charged battery in my pump on weekdays (I pumped at work for 22 months.) With the newbie on the way this fall, I expect it won’t be much different- except only one of us will really be learning to nurse, not both of us!

  158. Saphire77 says:

    nursing pads. There really is nothing worse then leaking when out beacause of someone else child crying….lol

  159. aliappo says:

    I couldn’t live without my baby! I knew I was going to breastfeed, I just didn’t know how much I would love it! My daughter just turned one, and I am not looking forward to the day she weans. As of right now she shows no signs of stopping, and I’m alright with that; I cherish our quiet moments together.

  160. Ivy says:

    I couldn’t live without my nursing tanks.

  161. spudmonkey says:

    breast pads (cause a soaked bra/shirt is really uncomfortable) and a super supportive family (cause we spend lots of time with the family, and I nurse a lot)

  162. aob333 says:

    My double breast pump! I use it everyday-so if I am out my baby still gets what she needs-it’s peace of mind more than anything!

  163. amcaraway09 says:

    nipple cream and a breast pump because sometimes this mama gets engorged and there is no way to get my little one to nurse when she doesn’t want to, so I pump to relieve the engorgement and then I let my 2yo have it (:

  164. indianairishgirl says:

    I could not have lived without the help of a wonderful lactation consultant in our local hospital. We had a very rough start at breastfeeding and could not get a good latch until receiving her help. Thankfully, she saved us and we ended up being quite successful. Now I am expecting #2 at the end of the month and hoping for a much smoother start this time around!

  165. Sara12492 says:

    I couldn’t live without my milk and a pump 🙂

  166. lilj427 says:

    love and support from my family and lots of nipple cream

  167. Katie O says:

    I won’t be able to do it without a great support system!

  168. roroapple says:

    I definitely have to have a Boppy!

  169. JHenry says:

    My baby is not due until Halloween but I have heard that the boppy pillow is a breastfeeding godsend.

  170. georellen says:

    At the risk of sounding like a smart alec: my breasts are pretty much essential and a baby, of course. This will be my first child. I her boppies are a great back-saver for breastfeeding. I hope to avoid having to use a breat pump.

  171. keenmk says:

    My must have is a good nursing pillow and some good supply increasing snacks.

  172. chillis says:

    Besides the obvious (boobs and baby), my nursing bras and camisoles!!!

  173. cheygurl says:

    I would have to say it’s a tie between lanolin cream and my breast pump! Both help relieve the soreness in the beginning!!!

  174. kthryn says:

    Due in October so haven’t started yet but I definitely think I wouldn’t be able to live without a great nursing pillow!

  175. jessicaleanna825 says:

    While nursing the one thing I cannot live without is my baby! He is the whole reason for breastfeeding and all of the other stuff is just for our comfort! Before they had breast pumps, creams, consultants, pads, and all of the other modern day products all that you needed for breastfeeding was your baby and a mothers love! 🙂

  176. nickatsteve says:

    I owe my breastfeeding confidence to my Loving husband and friend. Without them I wouldn’t be as successful as I am today with nursing. Also, tank tops!

  177. roxie.rie says:

    My rocking chair

  178. kimberbeth says:

    I couldnt live without my breast pump, I like to stock-pile as much milk as possible!

  179. tara11 says:

    My luna pillow was awesome!

  180. aintmymonkey says:

    I couldn’t live without my boppy! Truly a lifesaver! =)

  181. happyhippy621 says:

    i couldn’t have successfully breastfed my son without the wonderful support from his dad and from the friends i’ve made in online breastfeeding communities. other than that, all i need are boobs lol. i am currently in the process of weaning my one year old and i am due with another baby this december. i am so looking forward to starting this journey all over again!!

  182. marshamy says:

    One thing I coudlnt live without while breastfeeding is my pump. I have accumulated over 11.5 gallons of milk through pumping.

  183. d_tatro says:

    Picking one thing is difficult. My boppy was such a huge help. But my husband is definitely the most important part of my breastfeeding experience. He was amazing, and such a great supporter.

  184. YerkeBe says:

    I use a milksaver and would be lost without that. Once I go back to school my pump will be my #1 item I cannot live without 🙂

  185. hmong1005 says:

    I couldn’t live without my Breastfriend or my Milkmakers. Both changed my breastfeeding world.

  186. kartis says:

    My son is not here yet. Knowing my husband supports me in doing what is best for our son is something I do not think I could be without. Now a days there are so many convenience items to make breastfeeding comforting. Knowing you have your child and are nourishing him the best way you can would be the ultimate reward.

  187. csilve03 says:

    I could not live without my earth mama nipple butter! it was a life savor the first couple weeks

  188. lena196 says:

    I couldn’t live without my nursing cami’s! ALL OF THEM!

  189. ksweitz says:

    We couldn’t have nursed without a nipple shield! My little boy had tongue tie and has upper lip tie and never latched without one the whole time we nursed! Hoping for better luck with our babe due in October!

  190. Momomommy says:

    I honestly could not live without Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Nipple Butter, it was a life saver!!

  191. raklaes says:

    I wouldn’t be able to live without my nursing cover. As a mom on the go, I want to be able to feed my son whenever he needs!

  192. madameskiles says:

    When my son was born I couldn’t have done without a pump! For the first two months he would not nurse, so I had to pump to get all my milk in his belly! 🙂 Now that he is a great nurser, I could not live without a nursing pillow! This is such an awesome giveaway…I’d LOVE to use everything and the extra nursing pillow would be a wonderful gift for someone very dear.

  193. Pfruit09 says:

    I couldn’t live without my nipple cream, breast pads and nursing tanks !

  194. brenbuc says:

    My husband who has always been supportive, the lactation room at work where I have pumped for my last 4 children and now the latest.

  195. Vanessa4boys says:

    My LC is my reason I love breastfeeding! Her and my pillow!!

  196. neversremedy says:

    I just found out I’m pregnant with my second child (my first just turned 12)! When my daughter was born, she didn’t latch correctly because she’d sucked her thumb in utero. I wouldn’t have gotten through it without the La Leche League to teach me how to correct her latch and guide her to suckle properly, saving my nipples and our breastfeeding relationship. She continued to nurse until she was 2 1/2, despite naysayers who were certain I’d give up in the first few weeks.

  197. Jaguaress says:

    My nursing pillow and nipple cream were must-haves!

  198. Cortney1975 says:

    reusable breastpads

  199. felicialove says:

    nursing bra, definitely! ive tried without it and its impossible!

  200. angelaheffner says:

    just signed up for the newsletter!

  201. Kleonhardt says:

    A pump for sure! Takes the edge off in the beginning without mom and baby getting frustrated. A good, supportive husband and nursing cami are essential too.

  202. angelaheffner says:

    fb fan of inhabitots angela ross heffner

  203. angelaheffner says:

    I guess the one thing I couldn’t live without would be nice cream to get through the first week, atleast that’s how it was for the last two. Not sure I’ll need any this time around 🙂

  204. amyp says:

    Nursing bra/cami and a comfy pillow!

  205. cindianne320 says:

    I couldn’t live without my Boppy pillow!

  206. mommyof5 says:

    My boppy, helps relax and be comfortable!

  207. lisakat33 says:

    I couldn’t be without my nursing cover. It give us privacy and helps eliminate distractions!

  208. lcase says:

    I couldnt live without my freezer so I can store this liquid gold for those wonderful nights out!

  209. ad78927 says:

    A good pump

  210. blithgow says:

    I couldn’t live without My Brest Friend!

  211. cptmemo says:

    I can’t llive without my bradvo nursing bras. they are a need, not a want!

  212. bedelmomma says:

    I need this!…I am due in April and I had a difficult time nursing with my first daughter, and I want to set myself up for success with my 2nd.

  213. rreynolds987 says:

    I can’t live without my extra pumps! Its SO SO SO wonderful having 2 sets so that when I get up in the AM I am able to pump and go and still have what I need for work that day!!! Thank goodness for extras!

  214. chely says:

    Can’t live without a good nursing pillow

  215. adwilmom says:

    Nipple Shield and tons of water

  216. Jennifer says:


  217. mkatie076 says:

    The pads and pump was a life saver. Now my oldest daughter is having her first baby due in January. They will be her life savers also.

  218. sfaj says:

    don’t know yet but i bet it is in this starter kit!

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