Breastfeeding is perhaps one of the most important aspects of motherhood and maybe this is why the little ones favourite is mum and not papa.
A breastfeeding pillow makes it easier for moms to breastfeed their babies.
If you are lucky enough to be breastfeeding your baby properly be relieved and grateful because many mothers would do anything for this chance.
What is a breastfeeding pillow?
A breastfeeding pillow is also known as a nursing pillow.
A breastfeeding pillow helps prop the baby into a nice feeding position next to the mother’s breast.
Your baby may look and feel tiny but you’d be surprised how heavy he would feel at 3 am when you have to hold him for hours and your back is hurting.
Nursing pillow is a blessing for a mother’s back,neck and arms. Breastfeeding gets better with practice and both the mother and the baby learn by doing.
For example, some babies don’t latch onto the breast properly and will need a nipple shield. With practice, babies learn to latch properly and move to natural feeding.
Do you need a breastfeeding pillow?
The quick answer is it isn’t a must but a good to have.
You can use a normal pillow for the purpose of nursing but it isn’t an ideal solution.
Specially designed nursing pillows has helped my wife a lot but we got it only after her back pain started.
I strongly feel that a breastfeeding pillow is a complete value for money product and will help the mothers to take care of their health.
When is a right time to use a breastfeeding pillow?
Breastfeeding pillows are most useful in the first six months of a baby’s life.
You will use a breastfeeding pillow multiple times a day. For the baby too, a nursing pillow’s use is the maximum in the first six months until the head and neck control isn’t fully developed.
My wife has experienced back pains due to breastfeeding. Our baby has been heavier than usual and it put a strain on the wife’s back.
We bought a nursing pillow when our baby was around 4 months old when the wife had an acute backpain when she woke up in the morning (due to breastfeeding at night)