Benefits of a nursing pillow
If you are a new mother, you are in for the ride of your life! Sleepless nights, poopy diapers, colic, reflux – your life will suddenly revolve around these words. And don’t forget breastfeeding! Breast milk is like manna from heaven for your newborn. But breastfeeding is no walk in the park. There are many factors that can turn the simple act of feeding your child into a nightmare. Here are a few of them: Bad latch, Inadequate supply, Bad posture, Cracked nipples, Thrush, Back pain, Mastitis.
Now, don’t panic! This list is not to scare you away from breastfeeding. Most women have no difficulty feeding their baby. But if you do find the going tough, help is always at hand!
If a bad back is what is troubling you, you need a feeding pillow!
So what are the other reasons for buying a nursing pillow besides supporting your back?
1. Makes pregnancy easier:
Yes, you can start using a nursing pillow before giving birth. Just use it as back support to make the last trimester of your pregnancy a little less painful!
2. Helps baby get a good latch
The primary function of the pillow is to bring your baby close to your body. This is important if you want your little one to get a good latch. A good latch = pain-free feeding sessions!
3. Helps you heal from a C-section
As mentioned before, a nursing pillow can be a great option if you are recovering from a c-section. It protects the incision site and helps it heal faster. Also, you don’t need to use as much strenght to hold your baby.
4. Provides relief from reflux
Many babies suffer from reflux and colic. If you feed your baby without propping her up properly, these problems can become even worse. A feeding pillow can help prop up the baby and prevent reflux, colic and other gastrointestinal problems.
5. Supports you and your baby
An interesting fact – feeding pillows were originally designed to help your baby situp! When your baby is ready (between 4-6 months of age), you can use your feeding pillow as a support and teach your baby the joy of sitting up!
6. Makes muscles strong
Your baby’s; that is! You can place your baby on her tummy on the pillow. Doing this will encourage her to use her arms and legs, making her muscles stronger.
Nursing pillows are not essential for everyone, however they do help you to position the baby. The pillows are designed to ease support from your arms, neck and your back. Buying a nursing pillow is a personal choice, you need to find one that is comfortable for you and your baby.
O-shaped nursing pillows are easy to place and provide a soft and comfortable support. Also, they are very good supporting pillows for your baby to lean on while sitting and lie on their bellies.
♥ You can read more about Jänku’s O-shaped nursing pillow here – Jänku Nursing pillow”Stars”