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6 Tips on Choosing the Best Baby Nursing Pillow

Aug 29, 2008
I have researched baby nursing pillows and have interviewed breastfeeding mothers to find out what makes the best baby nursing pillow.

I hope this information will save you lots of time and help you decide which is the best breastfeeding pillow for you and your new baby. You may know breastfeeding is best, but it doesn't always come naturally for every mom. Finding a good nursing pillow can increase the chances of you creating a good breastfeeding relationship with your baby.

Here are the 6 most important tips to help you to buy the best nursing pillow for you and your child.

1: The most important thing to look for is that the actual pillow itself is waterproof under the pillow cover. Some nursing pillows don't have any protection for the pillow, they just have fabric covers that you can take off and wash, but have no barrier for the actual pillow itself. It doesn't take them long to become smelly and damp from milk spills and baby dribble!

2: You need to make sure that the pillow is firm enough to fully support your back and neck when you are feeding baby. It also needs to be thick enough for you so you won't have to bend and hunch over when feeding. If you are buying online make sure you can return the pillow if you are not happy with it. You could try to test it with a doll before baby is born to check that it is perfect for you.

3: Ask other breastfeeding mums what their favorites are. It's always great to have someone the same size as you tell you what has worked for them. As mothers come in all sizes, what suits one may not suit another. A good recommendation from a breastfeeding mom can save you a lot of time and aggravation when buying a nursing pillow.

4: Ask a lactation consultant what brands she would recommend. They will know what helps baby get a proper latch, and what nursing pillows mothers prefer.

5: If you are having a c-section, you may find it difficult to use a nursing pillow at all. It is possible to breastfeed your baby after a c-section, you may just need to get professional support to help you with your breastfeeding. Most hospitals have a lactation consultant on staff who can help you.

6: Find one that is easy to get on and off. Sometimes baby will fall asleep while feeding and the last thing you need is to wake him while trying to get ties undone and the nursing pillow off.
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To help you decide which Baby Nursing Pillow is best for you and your baby please visit Breastfeeding Pillows and to find even more valuable information about Nursing Pillows and Breastfeeding please visit Baby Nursing Pillow
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