To keep you from wandering the aisles of Target with stitches, perineal pain, and a new baby, we’ve compiled this ultimate checklist so you’ll have all the postpartum essentials you need to help aid on your own recovery.
I’m going to be honest, I feel really weird calling these postpartum necessities comfort items. I just don’t know what else to call them.
These are things that will make a huge difference in your physical recovery, but that look very different from buying straight up medicine.
Not mesh underwear, but reusable panties you can use after you’re finished with the mesh. For quite a few weeks, regular underwear still won’t work for many of us, but we don’t want to live in disposable mesh.
Trust me, you want this, and lots of it. If your baby’s latch is good, nipple cream won’t be a big deal, but you’ll still need it. If your baby’s latch isn’t good, you’ll have sore nipples and run through this like water.