Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: countrymusicville, TN
I don't think boppies are a must. They work for some people, not for others.
Insurance should cover a breast pump. If you can, hire a post partum doula. She will help you get bfing going. If you can bf, do it. It's easier than pumping. Been there, done that. It's hard work. If you can't hire a PP doula, call your local La Leche League and see if someone will come and help you with bfing once you get home.
Other than that, the thing you need most, imo, is help. Lots and lots of help. And food. Get someone to stock up the freezer for you. Get someone to come and do laundry after the babies are born. Really, stuff is good, but what I needed wasn't stuff, it was help.