We probably don't have to tell you this, but breastfeeding is one tough job. It can be frustrating, painful, and a downright crazy adventure — one brave mama even told us she breastfed her baby while running a half-marathon! ("My son Bodie has latched on everywhere. Literally," she said.)
But through all the hectic realities that come with breastfeeding, the truth of the matter is that it's also a beautiful act that helps connect mother and child. Yes, breastfeeding helps create bonding moments we wouldn't trade for the world, but between nipple chafage and soreness, things can get a little cray.
But luckily there are some products out there that help. Pick up one of these (or all of them!) for a breastfeeding mother, and she'll love you forever.
Originally published February 2016. Updated August 2017.