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    DebbieJ is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    If you have one, bring your breastpump!!! You never know if you'll need it!

    I needed one and didn't have it and it was very stressful.

    Or at least make sure your hospital has one available 24/7.
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    Along the breast pump lines, I wished with ds1 that I had my Boppy so I could learn positioning with it. However, with ds2 I was a nursing pro and needed no pillows.

    Beth

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles View Post
    Along the breast pump lines, I wished with ds1 that I had my Boppy so I could learn positioning with it. However, with ds2 I was a nursing pro and needed no pillows.

    Beth


    I wished I brought a Boppy too.

    I wore yoga pants and shirts or spaghetti tank tops and light sweaters. I also brought a couple pair of slippers.

    Snacks, I brought non-perishable items like pretzles, granola bars and water.

    I splurged and bought myself a nice travel kit by Caudalie. It was great to have pretty smelling cleanser/toner/lotion for my face and body lotion.
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    Thanks for the lists and reminders. I had totally forgotten about the nursing pillow - I remember using that from day 1. Need to track down a boombox/portable CD player coz our old one is busted - I labored to Miles Davis and John Coltrane the first time and still have my labor mix CDs handy.
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    Protein snacks are good- think cheese sticks, nuts etc. Sour candy can be good if you get nauseous.

    In addition to some of the stuff already mentioned, I plan on bringing a yoga ball and tennis balls (for massage), extra pillows (for bfing, and just comfort), extra batteries for the camera, videotape/camera, etc. and fuzzy socks for me. Will you want something to hold your hair back? How about any books- bf books, birth books, etc?
    Lori
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    I wore yoga pants and sweatpants with a hoodie.... and I had a couple of nursing tanks to go underneath. I just slept in the same thing I wore during the day.

    I took my own toiletries, (of course) and hairdryer.

    For snacks I took:
    Gatorade (I couldn't get enough!)
    Goldfish Crackers
    Chex Mix snack bars
    and those Quaker Oats Breakfast Cookies..

    and ps) if you have an iPhone, get the app called "aSleep" - seriously.... I LOVE it, and found out today that my 3 week old loves it too! It has like a million different sounds. I had to drown out my roommates screaming baby while in the hospital......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyH View Post
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    and ps) if you have an iPhone, get the app called "aSleep" - seriously.... I LOVE it, and found out today that my 3 week old loves it too! It has like a million different sounds. I had to drown out my roommates screaming baby while in the hospital......
    iPhone addict here - will definitely download this app! Thanks! Of course, I need to take my charger for sure b/c my iphone pretty much devours battery power.

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    Oh, yeah - Bringing your own breast pump was a great suggestion. I'm gonna add it to my list! I recall the nurses at our hospital being unsure of how to work theirs. So glad I didn't need it at the time. Waiting hours for the LC to arrive would have been annoying.

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    Nothing to add, just thanks to OP and everyone else for listing off what to bring! I was soooooo underprepared w/DD and didn't know to bring ANY of this stuff, I would have been so much comfier and better looking (for visitors) if I would have known what to bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewpmsw View Post
    Oh, yeah - Bringing your own breast pump was a great suggestion. I'm gonna add it to my list! I recall the nurses at our hospital being unsure of how to work theirs. So glad I didn't need it at the time. Waiting hours for the LC to arrive would have been annoying.
    I wasn't planning to bring my PIS (would need to get new parts etc) because
    a) DD1 was a champion nurser from birth and I didn't need to pump till I resumed work close to 6 months! I guess baby 2 could have trouble latching etc - is that why I would need a pump?
    b I know for a fact the hospital I'm delivering at has great LCs and pumping equipment coz a friend of mine had to pump exclusively and the hospital set her up well. So I figured if I needed a pump while at the hosp for medical reasons, they could hook me up. But maybe that's not always the case?

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