Boppy Breastfeeding Pillow Supports UK Mums and Babies
Posted Jul 15 2010 12:00am
Great news! The Boppy Breastfeeding Pillow, favoured by 1 million American mothers every year, is now available to UK mums and their babies. Marketed as a cosy hug-shaped nest, it's being brought to the UK by Chicco.
I've just received my Boppy and must admit it is incredibly easy to use and very supportive. Because of its ergonomic design, mothers can breastfeed their babies in the greatest of comfort and always with their baby positioned correctly.
Having breastfed three babies myself, I know all too well just how important it is to get the baby positioned properly from the very first breastfeed. Incorrect positioning can lead to all sorts of problems for both mother and baby, including backache, shoulder tension, cracked nipples and swallowing too much air for baby. With the aid of the Boppy, such problems are much less likely to occur since the it allows breastfeeding mothers to raise their babies to the perfect level for comfortable breastfeeding.
For women who've had a caesarian birth, the discomfort of the wound site can often put them off breastfeeding and although these mothers are often advised to lie on their sides when feeding their babies, this isn't always possible. Again the Boppy breastfeeding pillow comes to the rescue as it protects the wound site allowing mothers to use more common breastfeeding positions.
Aside from using the Boppy as a breastfeeding pillow, it also has numerous other uses and can be something of a godsend when baby gets a little bigger as it can be used to support babies who are ready to sit up a little on their own.
Babies particularly enjoy lying on their tummies in a semi-crawling position and again the Boppy can be used to support them in this position. For older babies, it can be used as a back support for sitting upright to watch television or to simply watch the world go by without parents worrying about them toppling backwards and hitting their heads on the floor!
My daughter, who is almost seven has even been bringing our Boppy to bed with her so that she can sit up more comfortably when reading!
The Boppy Breastfeeding Pillow comes either cover-free, known as Bare Naked, or there are a number of beautifully designed and easily washable cover sheets in a range of materials - which are pretty much essential in the early days of breastfeeding! When Sarah saw ours her immediate response (mirrored by me) was it was beautiful! The colours and patterns are perfect for stimulating sensory responses and make it almost impossible to choose just one!
The Boppy is extremely soft to the touch, yet it is firm enough to offer good support for a feeding baby. It's also made with an exclusive "Miracle Middle Insert" meaning that regardless of how much you use it it will never lose its shape.
You can understand why it's been elected "Baby Product of the Year" in Ameriaca for six years in a row!
If you'd like to try one for yourself, or purchase on as a gift for a friend, the Boppy is available nationwide from a number of baby retailers.