Breast Feeding Pillow- More Uses than Just Feeding
There are a ton of different things to think about when you are pregnant. There are so many things to think about and many things to buy. All the things you have to purchase can make you think that some of the other things are just not worth it. One of these is the breast feeding pillow. Many women do not think that a breast feeding pillow is important. The truth is though that whether you breast feed or not, it is useful in many different situations. Knowing the different ways that you can use a breast feeding pillow can help you in your determination to buy one.
The obvious use for a breast feeding pillow is when you are nursing to help you get the right hold and to help hold up the baby as your arm gets tired. However, this can also be used if you are bottle feeding as well. With this, as your child ages and is able to start feeding themselves, a breast feeding pillow can help to support them while learning to do this.
Another way that a breast feeding pillow can help with your child is if you have a family bed and want to bring your baby into the bed at night. When you put the infant in the center of the breast feeding pillow so that the sides go around the baby's sides, you will have a barrier that can help a heavy sleeper from accidently rolling on the baby. You can put it on your child while they are in the basinet but want to be able to see you.
Furthermore, if you have a couple breast feeding pillows, you can stack them on top of one another and use them to help support your baby while sitting up. Also, if younger children, such as siblings want to hold the baby, if you put the baby in the breast feeding pillow it will help to support the head in the event that the child does not.
There are many different uses for a breast feeding pillow and these are just a few. If you are in doubt about whether or not a breast feeding pillow is worth the money, ask some mothers, especially those with young children. You will find that the answer is a resounding yes! With a little imagination and ingenuity you can find many different uses for the breast feeding pillow, aside from simply using it for feeding.