Holding even an 8-pound baby in your arms for many hours a day while you breastfeed him/her can start to drag on your shoulders and result in several problems for your back and shoulders. That’s where a breastfeeding pillow comes in. A pillow is a great tool for comfort and bonding between you and your baby. It helps to save your neck, back, and shoulders and helps the baby to latch properly. It also helps to reduce the discomforts from reflux. When the baby is in a comfortable position and does not need you to hold him/her constantly, it frees up your hands to do other things.
A breastfeeding pillow is not just any household pillow. It is rounded and firm enough to snuggle against your body and keep your baby positioned properly while you breastfeed her. It effortlessly lifts your baby up to the correct height so that you don’t need to throw your posture off. They are available in different sizes and a wide range of prices. Sizable pillows offer a wide spot for your baby to lie on while feeding. Portable pillows can be easily carried from one nursing spot to another and it is also easy to pack for travel. Twin nursing pillows are also available which are specifically designed for moms having twins. Some pillows come with a removable slipcover while some pillows can be wiped down to clean them. Nursing pillows are generally covered by fabric and available in plenty of looks like solid colors, prints, or even two-sided which feature different patterns on either side.
A baby feeding pillow is truly a game changer which makes those countless hours of nursing easier for you and your baby. They come in a variety of shapes including c, o, u and crescent. The U-shaped nursing pillow has a wider opening for the waist and has a strap which goes behind your back. This kind of pillow tends to fit most body types and provide adequate arm support. The straps help to keep the pillow closer to your body and prevent gaping problems. Some models have two different textures on either side: soft or firm. The o-shaped pillows wrap around the entire body and provide lumbar support. The crescent-shaped pillows are increasingly popular and wrap around the side of your body. Extra support is provided in the middle of the pillow where the baby’s head rests. The gently curved shape of some pillows makes it very easy to adjust them with one hand it can fit women of different sizes equally.
Some baby feeding pillows offer a buckle system which allows you to have a closest possible fit. The pillow secures around your waist and the padding in the back offers comfort and support. The quality of materials used in pillows varies greatly which impacts both support and how easily it can be cleaned. Some materials allow both the cover and the pillow to be washed and dried in the machine.