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.