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Our editor's favorite products from our Team Summit in NYC this year

This week, we're in New York City reflecting on our growth from the past year and celebrating what's to come.

Our editor's favorite products from our Team Summit in NYC this year

There's a lot of work that happens behind the scenes of Motherly's heartwarming videos and emotional essays—and an incredible team who brings Motherly's magic to life each day. ✨

Our remote team of almost 40 come from all over the country (and Portugal!) so while we stay in touch with video calls and messages, we gather for a Team Summit in person once a year. This week, we're in New York City reflecting on our growth from the past year and celebrating what's to come—all to ensure we're meeting #TeamMotherly exactly where you need us.

Here are some of our favorite products that made our summit a little more special this year:

1. Paravel backpacks + wash kits

Known as the most packable backpack ever (seriously, it zips completely flat!) this is great for everything from travel to having in the car as a catch-all. Those who flew in for summit especially appreciated it to bring back all of their extra goodies. Added bonus: The wash kit can hold all of your toiletries and cosmetics.

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2. Wander eye masks

While our incredible operations manager had our coffee orders ready to go, these were a lifesaver. With most of our team being working mamas (and many flying red eyes from the West coast) these made our eyes a little less puffy and a little more brighter. Goodbye, dark circles!

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3. Telltale bralette

When was the last time you treated yourself to a *beautiful* bra? Yeah, we can't remember either. Enter: This bralette. We adore the flirty lace and delicate straps, and loved wearing this under our #ThisIsMotherhood tee shirts during long days.

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4. Soma nightshirt

Since most of our team flew in, this cozy sleepshirt was the perfect piece to lounge in at the hotel. Did we mention it's made from Cool Nights fabric that keeps your body at an ideal temperature all night long?

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5. Beautycounter Countertime antioxidant cream

We're big fans of any product that plumps our skin and decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—and this cream does all that and more. After all, we needed a little extra hydration after drinking all of the coffee and tea.

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6. Stasher bags

Our team loves these bags because they're plastic-free, dishwasher and microwave safe and keep all of our things in one place. Some tossed in extra phone cords, others stored their snacks for the plane in them.

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7. CleanWell wipes

Life gets messy (literally) and since most of us have littles running around, having these wipes at your ready is a game changer. They kill germs botanically when soap and water isn't available for all those need-to-sanitize-hands-right-now moments. Bonus: The kid-friendly formula won't sting cuts.

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Products that solve your biggest breastfeeding challenges

Including a battle plan for clogged ducts!

When expecting a baby, there is a lot you can test-run in advance: Take that stroller around the block. Go for a spin with the car seat secured in place. Learn how to use the baby carrier with help from a doll. But breastfeeding? It's not exactly possible to practice before baby's arrival.

The absence of a trial makes it all the more important to prepare in other ways for breastfeeding success—and it can be as simple as adding a few of our lactation aiding favorites to your registry.

MilkBliss chocolate chip soft baked lactation cookies

MilkBliss lactation cookies

Studies have shown the top reason women stop breastfeeding within the first year is because they are concerned about their milk supply being enough to nourish baby. Consider MilkBliss Lactation Cookies to be your secret weapon. Not only are they wholesome and delicious, but they were formulated specifically for breastfeeding moms based on the science of galactagogues—also known as milk boosters. They also come in peanut butter and wild blueberry flavors.

$23

Evereden multi-purpose healing balm

Evereden multipurpose healing balm

Also up there on the list of reasons women stop breastfeeding: the toll the early days can take on nipples. Made from just five ingredients, this all natural healing balm is ideal for soothing chafed nipples, making for a much more comfortable experience for mama as her body adjusts to the needs of a breastfeeding baby.

$20

Lansinoh milk storage bags

Lansinoh milk storage bags

For a breastfeeding mama, there are few things more precious and valuable than the milk she worked so hard to pump—and it's the stuff of nightmares to imagine it spilling out in the fridge. With these double-sealed milk storage bags, you can be assured your breastmilk is safe and sound until baby needs it.

$12.50

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Nursing a baby is a 24/7 job, which calls for some wardrobe modifications. Because Belly Bandit specializes in making things more comfortable for the postpartum mama, they've truly thought of every detail—from the breathable fabric to the clips that can be easily opened with one hand.

$47

boob-ease soothing therapy pillows

Boob Ease soothing therapy pillows

For nursing moms, duct can quickly become a four-letter word when you suspect it's getting clogged. By keeping these soothing breast pillows in your breastfeeding arsenal, you can immediately go on the defense against plugged milk ducts by heating the pads in the microwave or cooling them in the freezer.

$25

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

A unfortunate reality of nursing is that it can really seem to limit the wardrobe options when you have to think about providing easy, discrete access. But by adding functional basics to your closet, you can feel confident and prepared for breastfeeding on the go.

$59

Bebe au Lait premium cotton nursing cover

Bebe au Lait cotton nursing cover

Nursing in public isn't every mama's cup of tea. But babies can't always wait until you've found a private place to get down to business if that's your preference. That's where a nursing cover comes in handy. This one is made from premium cotton and features a patented neckline that allows for airflow and eye contact even while you're covered.

$36

Lactation Lab basic breastmilk testing kit

Lactation Lab breastmilk testing kit

Curious to learn more about the liquid gold you're making, mama? The testing kit from Lactation Labs analyzes your breast milk for basic nutritional content like calories and protein, as well as vitamins, fatty acids and environmental toxins to help boost your breastfeeding confidence.

$99

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