BIG Pads– Like the boat sized one, you’ll thank me later. Don’t forget underwear that these can fit in.
Depends- Some choose pads with large underwear and some choose depends
Witch Hazel- This herbal remedy can bring relief for itchy stitches and perineum trauma, and hemorrhoids. Spray it on your pad and enjoy the relief.
Epson Salts– everyone feels better with an Epson salt bath.
Heat Pad- This has so many uses! It can be for your breasts when your milk is in, for your lower back pain, for your shoulders if you have been in a scrunchy breastfeeding position….
Lanolin (or other nipple cream)- Breastfeeding should not hurt, and if it does you need to heal your nipples quickly and contact someone to help you with breastfeeding
Pain medication for you- The hospital will provide Tylenol and Advil to you while you are admitted, after you come home many choose to continue with some type of pain relief. Advil, Tylenol and Arnica are all options.