Your 9 months Pregnancy Essential breastfeeding equipment Be properly prepared with practical equipment to help make breastfeeding a happy and comfortable experience 1 of Ad break Breastfeeding essentials - breastfeeding pillow A breastfeeding pillow is shaped to support your lower back by encouraging a firmly supported upright feeding position. It also elevates baby to the correct height and position for breastfeeding without you having to bend forward. Dreamgenii® Breastfeeding Pillow & Baby Nest, £38.99, Dreamgenii® Breastfeeding essentials - nursing braChoose a good quality supportive nursing bra while your breasts are holding the extra milk. It doesn't have to be frumpy either, this one has delicate embroidery and pretty ribbon detail. Panache Alisha maternity and nursing bra, £25.99, En Vie Breastfeeding essentials - milk storage packsYou can store breast milk in a home freezer set at -18 degrees C or lower for up to six months. Defrost in the fridge, or if you're in a hurry, with cool then warmed water. DO NOT defrost in the microwave. Ameda Milk Collection Freezer Bags - pack of 20 bags, £12.99, Mothercare Breastfeeding essentials - feeding coverThis discreet nursing cover secures around mum's neck (just like an apron) and has an adjustable strap. The clever neckline gives mum and little one unobstructed eye contact during feeding. Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover, £27.50, Bibs and Stuff Continue slideshow > Breastfeeding essentials-microwave sterilser Just one of the benefits of breastfeeding is less sterilising, so no need to invest in a high tech machine! This mini steriliser fits all microwaves and can sterilise two bottles or a breast pump in 5 minutes. Nuby Natural Touch Mini Steriliser, £9.99, Boots Breastfeeding essentials - manual breast pump A manual breast pump is a good budget alternative to an electric style and is useful if you are out and about. Philips Avent Manual Breast Pump, £24.99, John Lewis Breastfeeding essentials - muslins Muslins are perfect for clean ups, dribbles and protecting yours and baby's clothing. My Baby's Muslin Squares 12 pack, £5.78, Tesco Breastfeeding essentials - cooling compress A chilled breast soother will help reduce swelling and soreness in painful and sensitive breasts. Alternatively warm in hot water and place on the breast prior feeding to increase your milk flow Cariwell Breast Soother, £14.50, Olivers Baby Care Continue slideshow > Breastfeeding essentials - electric breast pumpAn electric breast pump makes expressing milk much quicker. This double version allows you to express from both breasts at once, so that you can express more milk in half the time. Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump, £104.99, Amazon.co.uk Breastfeeding essentials - nursing sleepwear Keep night feeds as easy as possible with pretty and practical nightwear. Choose one with clips on the straps so you can release either side to do a night time or early morning feed without any fuss. Mixed print baby doll nightie, £28, Mamas & Papas Breastfeeding essentials - nipple cream A good nipple cream will provide instant soothing relief for sore and cracked nipples. Look for one that does not need to be removed before breastfeeding. Medela Purelan, from £4.99 for 7g, Amazon.co.uk Breastfeeding essentials- nursing chair If your nursery is big enough, a reclinable glider chair will make help make nursing and soothing your baby comfortable. Kub Haywood glider chair and stool, £199.99, Mothercare Continue slideshow > breastfeeding essentials - breast pads Unfortunately breastfeeding can lead to embarrassing leaky moments! Be prepared with moisture-trapping disposable breast pads. Tommee Tippee 50 Disposable Breast Pads, £4.99, Babies R US Breastfeeding essentials - nipple shield If nipples are particularly saw, nipple shields help you heal without having to stop feeding. Made of thin, soft silicone baby can still take milk through the perforations without making direct contact with your skin.Medala medium nipple shield and case, £6.15, Boots By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 8 August 2011 Comments Latest on MadeForMums Postpartum psychosis – just how many mums suffer from it? How much sugar is in your child's favourite ice lolly? Kimberley Walsh: ‘It killed me teaching my boys to sleep through the night' Is it safe to cover your baby's pram with a blanket in hot weather?