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Can pregnancy pillows be used for breast feeding?

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

The short answer is yes.

Here are some benefits to you and the baby when using a pregnancy pillow to breast feed:

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  1. Pregnancy pillows can be wrapped around you to provide back support, while at the same time having enough pillow left over to lay on your lap to prop the baby up and hold him or her comfortably and securely.

  2. Prevents muscle straining in the neck, back and arms from breast feeding.

  3. Brings the baby to the perfect height, and keeps the baby in the right position.

  4. Your baby will latch on properly when being brought to the chest comfortably.

  5. Can protect the scar on your stomach from the C-section

  6. Can help prevent reflux or colic from occurring to your baby by propping up the baby while feeding

  7. It can also help ease strain on you by not having to carry the baby weight without assistance for long periods of time.

As you can gather from the list above, pregnancy pillows can continue to be helpful after giving birth by providing comfort and support to both you and the baby while breast feeding.

A pregnancy pillow can even assist with your comfort while pumping breast milk. This can be a new mom's best friend.

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Note: You can find more information about healthy pregnancies at the American Pregnancy Association:


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