The feeding pillow is also known as the pregnancy pillow. Basically, it is a U-shape pillow that allows the baby to lie on during breastfeeding.
Depending on the design, some of these feeding pillows can also double up as pregnancy pillows to provide a more comfortable sleeping support, hence relieving any back pain that might have accumulated over time.
What to Look Out For?
The first thing to consider when you are getting a feeding pillow is the expected duration you want to use it. For example, if you are just going to breastfeed for 3-4 months, you can get a small to mid-sized pillow as the baby won’t outgrow it that fast.
However, if you plan to breastfeed over long-term, then a larger pillow is necessary as your baby will sprout up in length after 6-7 months.
Apart from the baby, it is also important to consider the size of your body as the pillow should fit snugly instead of loosely attached to you. If you are in doubt about this, I suggest going down to the nearest retail to test out the size before you make your purchase directly or online.
Is the feeding pillow helpful or is it just another accessory?
The feeding pillow is really helpful if you want to protect your back. It is useful for both moms and dads.
The pillow provides a comfortable resting pad for your baby when they are feeding. This is especially so when they are still young and hence smaller in size. As they grow older, the pillow also acts as a very nice support for your arm to prop on as you breastfeed or bottle feed. That’s why dads who are helping with bottle feeding should use this to minimize strain on their shoulder and back.
- Easy to use and clean
- Double up as neck cushion when your baby grows up and no longer needs it
- Not convenient to bring around as it is still rather bulky (Despite being light)
- You need to buy a second cover as a backup (when the first one is being washed)
👉 Recommendation: Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner