A Guide to Buying and Using A Feeding Pillow

Breastfeeding is among a mother's most satisfying and enjoyable experiences. It has many advantages for both babies and mothers and also aids in the overall development of young babies.

Breastfeeding can be challenging within the first few months, especially for first-time mothers. Many nursing products are able to allow breastfeeding to get easier and better. Nursing pillows are among the most popular. The primary function of a breastfeeding pillow is to comfort your baby by raising them to nipple level.

When Should It Be Done?

Breastfeeding should be started as soon as possible after birth, according to the WHO. As a result, a feeding pillow may be added to your hospital bag guide. It will be helpful during the first breastfeeding session and also provide additional comfort and support after the baby is born.

Things To Look For:

  1. Size: Ensure the feeding pillow is the right size for you, not too big or too small. The pillow may slip if it’s too heavy, and your baby may have difficulty latching. However, if it's too thin, there might be a space between both the thighs and the pillow, causing the pillow to slide down due to the baby's weight.

  1. Shape: Nursing pillows come in a variety of types, each with its own set of advantages. Choose the choice that best fits your needs.

  1. Adjustable: For the right fit, choose an adjustable breastfeeding pillow that can be customised.

  1. Washable: Please ensure the feeding pillow is simple to clean, liquid-resistant, and odor-free. It's even easier if the cover can be removed.

How To Do it? Steps that will make your life easier:

#Step 1: Make sure you're properly supported and seated.

#Step 2: Before lifting your child in the arms, wrap the breastfeeding pillow around your stomach.

#Step 3: Place the pillow sideways and fasten the button if the feeding pillow is flexible and comes with one.

#Step 4: Find a feeding position that allows the baby to latch onto your breast easily. This could also be used if you are using a feeding bottle for baby.

#Step 5: For the best support and comfort, adjust the strap as well as the level of the pillow.

#Step 6: Place the nursing pillow under your baby's head and begin breastfeeding. Balance your baby's head with your free hand for a secure latch.

Use these tips and guide the next time you’re considering purchasing a feeding pillow. You’ll find how easy and comfortable it makes you, and allows you the freedom to feed in peace.