The arrival of a new baby is usually filled with happiness . excitement . and nervousness. New mothers . proud . happy . and exhausted after delivery . will be expected to start breastfeeding soon. The first milk secreted at the time of birth . called colostrum . is extremely good for the baby's health.
There are many items that help mothers with the feeding of their newborn baby. Some of them are well known and widely used . such as the breast pump. However . not many moms are aware of the benefits of using a simple and inexpensive device . the nursing pillow (also known as breastfeeding pillow). The nursing pillow is important because the position in which you hold the baby and how you sit is critical to attaining a proper latch.
5 BENEFITS OF NURSING PILLOWS
Nursing pillows?save?your back . neck and shoulders.
Nursing pillows aren't just for breastfeeding moms ¨C bottle-fed babies can use them . too!?
Recovering from a C-section??A nursing pillow is your best friend . as it allows a buffer between your baby and your abdomen.
Nursing pillows can encourage latching.?Nursing pillows bring your baby to the right height for feeding . which can assist with latching.
Nursing pillows aren't just for feeding!?You can use them for tummy time (under supervision) and also to prop your baby up as she gets older (in fact . this was their original purpose!).