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Nursing tips for the Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow

 

Breastfeeding tips for the cradle position*

The cradle position is most comfortable when breastfeeding. It’s very practical and easy when you’re on the go, and you don’t need any extra tools. It’s the most comfortable position with the Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow: mum’s legs are slightly raised as the baby lies on the pillow with its stomach against mum’s stomach. The baby’s head is a little higher, which is helpful for digestion, and reduces the chances of belching. Mum is able to rest her arms comfortably on the pillow or hold the baby, but there’s no need to actively support the baby.

 

Breastfeeding tips for the clutch position*


The baby is lying along the waist of mum with both feet pointed at mum’s back. This position is ideal to reduce the pressure on the scar of a caesarean section, or for mums with larger breasts. In this position, mums can feed twins simultaneously. The nursing pillow can also be supported with an additional pillow in the back for an even better position for the baby. This extra pillow is especially helpful for really small babies.

Breastfeeding tips for older babies


Older babies are nursed in a cross-cradle position*: the baby is sat semi-upright and only the upper body is held and supported by the pillow.

 

Bottle-feeding tips


The baby is lying in the pillow, slightly more on his or her back than in the cradle position. The perfect height of the pillow  makes sure the baby has solid eye contact with the mother, who has one hand free to hold the baby or to do something else.

Bottle-feeding tips for older babies


The baby is sat semi-upright and the pillow supports the upper body. This way, mum has one hand free to hold the baby or to do something else.

 

*Cradle position:
L-breastfeeding: L-arm in C-shape supports the baby.
R-breastfeeding: R-arm in C-shape supports the baby.

* Clutch position:
L-breastfeeding: L-arm in U-shape supports the upper body and L-hand supports the head, R-arm supports L-breast.
R-breastfeeding: R-arm in U-shape supports the upper body and R-hand supports the head, L-arm supports R-breast.

* Cross-cradle position:
L-breastfeeding: L-arm supports L-breast, R-arm in U-shape supports the baby.
R-breastfeeding: R-arm supports R-breast, L-arm in U-shape supports the baby.

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