my breastfeeding essentials

author’s note: My breastfeeding essentials review is just one in a series of reviews that ends with a huge mama & baby giveaway (launching early October). Stay tuned to learn more about my favorite things for mama’s and her babes.

{calling all breastfeeding mama’s}

Are you a breastfeeding mama? Are you always on the hunt for the best products for you & your babes?

I’m so excited to review – and share – two brands I recently discovered that are perfect for breastfeeding mamas.

Oat Mama– Lactation Granola Bars
These bars are to-die-for delicious. Hello, Chocolate Almond Coconut. 

Oat Mama Granola Bars are made by breastfeeding moms for breastfeeding moms. Kristy & Eliza know how tough breastfeeding can be – low supply, latch issues, stress, lack of sleep, going back to work, life demands – so they set out to create a delicious snack for nursing mamas. Oat Mama bars are jam-packed with wholesome superfoods to help you power up your energy, your mood, and your MILK. Every ingredient (think Brewer’s Yeast, Flax Seed, and Rolled Oats) has a job to do and works with you to boost supply.

There are 4 flavors to choose from: FullSizeRender (13)
Lemon Chia
Nut & Berry
Chocolate Almond Coconut
Pumpkin Pecan (seasonal)

For those with allergies or diet limitations Nut & Berry and Lemon Chia bars DO NOT contain: dairy, egg, soy or wheat. Chocolate Almond Coconut is also dairy-free (but contains soy). All ingredients are gluten-free. 

My milk supply has been good (thank-you-Coco-for-eating-every-60-minutes), but I eat 1 bar/day to keep my supply up (and I’ve seen the results, it’s obvious when I’ve skipped a day!). It is recommended that you enjoy 1-2 bars/day for the bars to work their magic (the more, the milkier). Oat Mama bars are a great alternative to making lactation cookies or granola bars (trust me, I’ve made both and it’s to squeeze in the time with babies) – plus, with healthy and gluten-free ingredients, you can feel good about eating these. I can’t say enough good things about Oat Mama granola bars. Order your bars here.

Burp Necessity – The Original Burp Shawl
Burp Necessity is a burp cloth & nursing cover in one! The stay in place design covers both shoulders and back when burping your baby to protect your clothing from inevitable, messy spit-ups.

Mr. President rarely spit-up so I didn’t really need a burp cloth for him (occasionally for drool). Coco, on the other hand, is a pro at spit-up and times it just perfectly (usually after she gets a new outfit or right after I’ve taken my first shower in 2 days). Oh well.

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When I discovered the Burp Shawl, I couldn’t get one fast enough. It’s a great design and I love that it can be used as a nursing cover too. Actually, I don’t really like using a nursing cover so this is a great size & weight for the times that I feel like I should use one (Church, anyone?). Since it’s already in my diaper bag, it’s great for multi-purpose uses.

Homemade in the USA by a mom of 2, Burp Necessity has all the things a mom-on-the-go needs. There are so many beautiful designs and colors, you’re sure to see one you love. Order your Burp Shawl here.

*Burp Necessity was a winner of Moms Best Network “Best Hot Product Winner”


Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY featuring a $20 Credit to Oat Mama & a Burp Shawl of choice from Burp Necessity.

In the meantime, to learn more about Oat Mama, follow Kristy & Eliza at:

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  1. Those bars sound delicious! I’m taking enough fenugreek supplements that I constantly smell like maple syrup. I guess it’s better than my other standard odor of straight up breastmilk! Ah the joys of motherhood that no one tells you in advance.


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