I wasn't aware lactation cookies existed until a commenter on my examiner.com page mentioned giving them to new moms. I think it's a fantastic idea. Nursing moms need extra calories and if some of the ingredients make you more milky, then that's fantastic. If you want to bake them yourself, check out the recipe on my examiner page here.
But if you're not in a baking mood, you can also find lactation cookies online. I haven't tried them out, but they get great reviews. Check out Yummy Mummy Cookies and milkmakers.
A newborn baby's innocent little hands wander aimlessly in the beginning, but before you know it they start to pull, pinch and twist poor mommy's boob skin (ooh, great band name, right? Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the stage...BOOB SKIN!). I never got one, but I could have really benefited from a nursing necklace to draw Nate's little fingers away. Mommy Necklaces have a range of chunky necklaces to choose from and test their products to make sure they are lead and phthalate free.
Most Facebooking and photo crazy moms like to put a little sign by their baby to mark the milestones. Here's Nate at four months:
But by five months he was eating the sign:
There wasn't much hope for months six and beyond. I really wish I had known about onesie stickers. Picky Sticky, an etsy shop, has a really great selection of number stickers that you slap on the onesie before you take the picture. The stickers are printed digitally, so they won't scratch or come off on your baby.