- Pregnancy & Nursing Pillows
- Nursing Pillows
Nursing pillows by Chicco and Clevamama
Chicco Boppy Nursing Pillow
The Boppy breastfeeding Pillow from Chicco is a great help for mother and baby during nursing. Using it during feeding keeps your body in a correct position and ensures baby is able to suck peacefully and easily. It is essential for babies to be positioned correctly when they attach onto the breasts, otherwise they may tug at the nipples and cause soreness or irritation.
Clevamama also have a 10in1 breastfeeding pillow that has man uses such as a support cushion, nursing pillow, baby nest seat, tummy time support and more!
Do you need a nursing pillow?
A nursing pillow is not something you necessarily have to buy. You can breastfeed effectively using a regular pillow. however nursing pillows have been designed to give you support as you sit upright, making it easier to hold your baby comfortably and reducing the strain on your neck, shoulders, and back. If you are nursing while lying down, slide the pillow under your head and upper body to raise them up and make positioning easier.
Other benefits from using a nursing pillow:
- Reduces Pressure on C-Section Incision - If you had a C-section, a nursing pillow will be your best friend. They are wonderful to help moms hold their babies while recovering from a C-section. Nursing pillows are a great buffer between the baby and mom’s incision. It helps to prevent excessive pressure on the incision site. Make sure to bring the pillow with you to the hospital if you have a planned C-section
- Promotes Tummy Time - Most u-shaped nursing pillows, such as The Boppy, are wonderful to help prop up the baby for tummy time. The Boppy pillow can work to help prop up babies 3+ months of age, support the tummy of babies 6+ months of age, and support a sitting position for babies 9+ months of age. Another wonderful reason nursing pillows have so many benefits beyond feeding.
- Helps Siblings Hold The Baby - If you have older children, they will (most likely) be excited to hold their new sibling. But with new-borns having little to no head, neck, or trunk control, it’s important to help big brother or big sister hold the baby with proper support. This is where a nursing pillow can help! Place the pillow on your older child’s lap as they sit on a couch or bed and then place your sweet new-born in their arms resting on the nursing pillow. You will love witnessing a precious bond build while also feeling good that the baby is being supported.