You know how it is when you are trying to find a gift for someone who already seems to have absolutely everything? Or when you want a gift that shows someone that you care instead of the usual generic perfume/chocolates/gift voucher fare? For most Moms, the last thing they want for their birthday or during the holidays is more baby supplies. However, there are a few exceptions! If you have a breastfeeding Mom in your life, the way she treats her body is inextricably linked with her experience as a mother. So, if you really want to treat her, here are a few luxuries that will not only make her feel spoiled, they will also remind her that you support her breastfeeding journey. This thoughtful gift may just keep her going through the tougher moments as she feeds her child.
- Luxury Nursing Clothing
If you know the woman well, and are confident enough to buy clothes, then a nursing top from a luxury brand is a lovely treat. Alternatively, consider a large, gorgeously soft wrap that she can snuggle under with her baby at home, wear as an on-trend accessory or use for feeding in public if she prefers a little privacy. Opt for a material without fluff or pilling to keep young babies safe.
- Get Baking!
Lactation cookies may sound rather unappealing, but they are actually very yummy and excellent for providing nursing Moms with a quick snack that can boost milk supply. There are zillions of recipes online that you can tailor to include her favorite ingredients. Package them in a basket with a little jar of hot chocolate and some marshmallows to make a perfect winter gift.
- Skincare Ideas
Skincare for the breastfeeding Mom can sometimes feel rather medical and boring – we want to avoid heavy perfumes and find ourselves inundated with nipple creams and salves! Luxury skincare, such as a sensitive-skin-friendly body butter or relaxing bath salts are a lovely way to remind a breastfeeding Mom that she needs time to treat herself too.
- Couple Gifts
Most successful breastfeeding Moms have a good support network. Whether it is a partner who sits up through the night feeds or a mother who lets her get a few hours’ sleep in the morning. A great gift idea is a voucher for her to take someone out for a meal, to the cinema or for a pamper session. We all feel a little frayed (or sometimes like we are going crazy) and that can have a big impact on relationships – treat her to some bonding time with the person she loves.
Be inventive with your voucher choice and you could make a huge difference to a breasting Momma’s life – how about a subscription for free grocery deliveries? A few healthy (or naughty) meals delivered just when she needs them, or a subscription to a streaming movie or TV service?
Whatever you decide to give, from the smallest gift to the largest, the best thing you can offer a breasting mother is your support. Be there for her when she is sleep deprived, help her see the funny side when she has a leak, listen when she wants to rant about her baby’s new tooth, and be ready to stand up for her when she feels defeated. Having a friend in your corner is the best gift of all.