From Nursing Creams To Lactation Cookies: 8 Life-Saving Mommy Products You Might Need

If you are a mom-to-be, these products might be for you! Photo: Courtesy

To mark World Breastfeeding Week the first week of August, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is highlighting one of the least recognized findings from its latest report: mothers who breastfeed have lower risk of breast cancer. The lower risk is modest, but it is one additional motive to breastfeed for moms who are able.

Research also shows that babies who are breastfed are less likely to gain excess weight as they grow. Among adults, AICR research shows that overweight and obesity increases the risk of 11 common cancers.

“It isn’t always possible for moms to breastfeed but for those who can, know that breastfeeding can offer cancer protection for both the mother and the child,” said AICR’s Director of Nutrition Programs Alice Bender, MS, RDN.

AICR recommends that new mothers breastfeed exclusively for up to six months and then add other liquids and foods. This advice is in line with recommendations of other health organizations, including the World Health Organization. Breastfeeding provides the nutrients babies need, helps protect them from infections and asthma and boosts their immune system.

Diet, nutrition, physical activity and many other lifestyle factors are linked to breast cancer risk. Staying in a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and being physically active were also found to lower risk of this cancer.

To help you during and after your pregnancy, find below 8 life-saving products that will make your new role easier:

  • Booby Boons Lactation Cookies by Stork and Dove

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month and moms need all the support and help they can get when it comes to nourishing their little ones with enough milk. Increase your milk supply with Booby Boons Lactation Cookies by Stork and Dove! Perfect for new and expecting moms, these delicious lactation goodies are made with the purest of ingredients including Stock and Dove’s proprietary blend of natural, non-herbal galactagogues proven to increase breast milk production naturally and safely.

Created for moms, by moms, Stork and Dove had a simple mission in mind: to make healthy, safe, convenient, non-GMO products that moms could enjoy and benefit from. Wave goodbye to bland powders in that morning shake and say hello to the functional convenience of boosting your milk production with a tasty, natural treat that’s actually good for mom:

  1. Oatmeal Raisin: Who doesn’t love a classic oatmeal raisin? A timeless recipe, this cookie is gluten-free, non-GMO, soy free and nut free. Choosing the perfect oats, the best sultanas, a dash of cinnamon, and then adding a special blend of milk enhancing ingredients, these goodies are the perfect snack! Great with your morning tea or a beneficial boost any time of the day.
  2. Cocoa Quinoa: Made for all the chocolate loving mommies, this cocoa creation is lovingly crafted with non GMO ingredients including Stork and Dove’s blend of gluten free flour, premium cocoa powder, soy-free chocolate chips, organic cane sugar, quinoa flakes and more natural ingredients that moms trust! Don’t let the yummy factor fool you – these goodies are packed with milk enhancing ingredients and are lactation consultant approved for performance.
  3. Chocolate Chip: Transform your favorite snack into a healthy nosh! Made with soy free chocolate chips, these delicious and beneficial goodies are loaded with nutrients for you and baby.
  • Green Goo

Keep this helpful mama and baby travel pack in your diaper bag for easy-to-use application! Made with 100% natural ingredients, Green Goo is safe to use on newborns.  Help reduce the appearance of stretch marks with Green Goo Belly Balm.  

Their Baby Balm is a gentle and soothing homeopathic salve designed to moisturize your baby's sensitive skin while helping soothe a broad spectrum of baby skin irritations. The Green Goo Nursing Cream is safe for both mothers and babies, this salve comforts sensitive skin.

  •  Tranquilo Mat

Keep your little one calm and content through hectic traveling with Tranquilo Mat. This product is an innovative game-changer for parents and babies dealing with the “fourth trimester” after birth and beyond! 

The revolutionary, portable vibrating mat soothes babies in their cribs, strollers, on-the-go carriers, or car seats, and can be used during travels to the park, visiting grandparents, and on family vacations. The mat was designed to help baby transition from a mother’s womb into the world.

Tranquilo Mat’s constant motion and sound provides the reassurance of the womb by mimicking a mom’s heartbeat and motions through gentle vibrations and soft sounds. Just turn the Tranquilo Mat “ON” to turn baby’s crying “OFF.”

  • Boppy

Give momma’s arm a rest while breastfeeding with Boppy! They have repeatedly been the number one choice for breastfeeding moms for over 25 years. The Boppy Pillow is a versatile nursing pillow that lifts baby to a more ergonomic position for comfortable breastfeeding and bottle feeding, giving relief to arms and back. It also includes a luxe minky removable slipcover that is machine washable.

  • Hugaboo​

Baby tested, mommy approved! Though every mom loves holding their baby, sometimes they need to be put down to complete household chores. When that happens, turn to Hugaboo!

The next best thing to being in mom’s arms, Hugaboo provides babies with 360-degree support as they learn to sit upright. Moms can rest assured while their babies are kept safe and snug in the soft cushion wrap.

  • Plexus

The Plexus Wheel is the perfect way for new moms and pregnant moms to stretch their back. After long nights of nursing or carrying a heavy baby carrier all day, Plexus is the perfect way to relieve back tension as well as improve flexibility and balance. 

The Plexus Wheel is designed specifically to help with lower and upper back pain by helping align your spine and targeting the tight lateral muscles that run up and down your back. There are three different size wheels available that allow different levels of pressure.

The larger the wheel the more surface area to support your back. The smaller the wheel the more you can target a specific muscle.

  • YOU! Lingerie

Pregnancy and breastfeeding are beautiful, your nursing and maternity lingerie should be too. Designed to embrace and celebrate your new curves during pregnancy and breastfeeding, You! Lingerie provides a perfect balance between functionality, support and comfort without sacrificing style, ever!

All the nursing bras, tank tops and sleepwear exude luxurious sensuality, playful style and femininity in its wearer with the functionality of discreetly breastfeeding that hungry baby!

On a mission to make breastfeeding and expecting moms feel confident everyday, the brand believes that motherhood is beautiful, your nursing and maternity lingerie should be too.

  • Lansinoh HPA Lanolin cream

While Lansinoh's HPA Lanolin nipple cream is known to help soothe sore nipples, it also has a variety of beauty benefits including moisturizes lips, dry elbows, hands, and feet, soothes razor burn/nicks, softens rough cuticles, and even acts as a great hair conditioner!

This do-it-all beauty hack is easy on your wallet and conveniently fits in your purse – for moisturize touch ups on-the-go.


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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.