Start your breastfeeding journey right with one of these 8 great nursing pillows.
Article & Photos courtesy of Well Rounded NY
The benefits of nursing your baby are countless, from nutrition to bonding to fighting off disease. While the process isn’t always easy, the right breastfeeding support can make all the difference. Sometimes literally. Investing in a nursing pillow, which is specifically designed to help you feed your baby, can be a game-changer from your first feed. Pack one of these 8 great nursing pillow options in your hospital bag now.
We love the shape of this angled pillow, which guides baby towards mom’s breast, as well its patented nursing cover for discretion when you need it. But we’re even more smitten with Honest’s commitment to healthy materials like 100% Eco*Loft® virgin poly-fiber, which is free from toxic foams, adhesives, flame retardants and other harsh chemicals. Buy it now.
The newest “baby” in Ergobaby’s collection, the Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is as ergonomically thoughtful as the company’s signature carriers. The pillow addresses common nursing woes like latch, comfort, back pain and arm support while helping position baby during nursing and maintaining its shape over time. Buy it now.
If you know anyone with a baby, then you’ve probably seen this versitile nursing pillow, either wrapped around mom while she’s comfortably feeding her little one, or accessorized with an adorable baby propped up, doing tummy time or even learning to sit. We love this new silky slipcover, but Boppy’s got enough design options for you to switch up your style on a weekly (or even daily!) basis. Buy it now.
My Brest Friend
It’s easy to spend baby’s first few weeks with My Brest Friend’s Original Nursing Pillow as your only piece of “clothing.” The wrap-around design and adjustable latch keeps this pillow secured in place, while the a back rest helps you to maintain good posture while nursing. It’s also got a convenient pocket to keep all your nursing accessories (ahem, phone) within reach. Buy it now.
Leave it to feeding expert Dr. Browns to come up with a nursing pillow design that will last through your breastfeeding journey: the Gia Nursing Pillow’s thick end is perfect to support your newborns while the thin end is ideal for feeding older babies. Buy it now.
Simmons Kids Beautyrest Studio
Gel memory foam in a nursing pillow? Why didn’t we think of that? Mattress expert Simmons Kids Beautyrest Studio did, of course, and their Gel Memory Foam Nursing Positioner is one of the comfiest out there. The memory foam also helps keep mom and baby cool and reduces pressure points. Buy it now.
Nook’s signature pebble fabric is as distinctive looking as it is comfortable. The Niche Feeding pillow is organic on the inside and out, and its square shape makes it not only ideal for nursing, but also for propping baby in a seated position. Buy it now.
Pick up this 3-in-1 MultiRelax pillow while you’re pregnant to support that growing belly while you’re sleeping, then transition it to help prop up baby when you’re breastfeeding. It’s also a super soft spot to rest baby, with an adjustable security nest that’s hidden in the pocket. Buy it now.
This article is by Jessica Pallay, courtesy of Well Rounded NY. Conceived with love by former magazine editors Jessica Pallay and Kaity Velez, Well Rounded NY aims to be the singular pregnancy resource for city-savvy moms-to-be. Through reviews, profiles, expert Q&As, local guides and more, Well Rounded curates the New York City pregnancy and helps its readers come to terms – and term! – with pregnancy in the city.