Review by Nancy:
Lying down while nursing seemes like the answer to a lot of problems.
The fact is that newborns nurse A LOT and don't usually sleep for long stretches. Not suprisingly, experts say that parents of newborns often lose about two hours of sleep per night until the baby is 5 months old. And the sleep you do get is often broken up, which feels that much worse.
Given the number of night feedings, though, the idea of sitting up to nurse doesn't make a lot of sense. Our ancestors never woke up at night and got out of bed for feedings.
Lying down to nurse, also known as "nap nursing" or 'breastsleeping" helps make sure you get the sleep you need while baby gets ample opportunity for nourishment and bonding.
The problem is, it can hurt. It can be hard to get in a comfortable position, and struggling with the latch, especially with a newborn, can mean sore nipples.
Breastfeeding pillows are designed for sitting up and regular pillows aren't always the right firmness and can be hard to position properly.
That's why we love this nursing pillow. It helps to give you the support you need in all the right places. You can also use it for proper sleep positioning while pregnant.
While many baby products claim to help you get more sleep, few products actually do so, which makes it all the more special.
Bonus: it's made locally!