Featured Product: Boppy Pillows
The Boppy pillow is designed to function as a nursing support pillow. The pillow wraps around the mother's waist to support the infant's body while nursing or bottle feeding. The pillow can also serve as a way to cradle an infant for either sitting time or tummy time.
Average Cost: $30-35 for pillow, $5-10 for additional slipcovers
On the one hand...
The Boppy frees the parent's hands while baby is eating. Mom or Dad can possibly do other things, such as reading, while baby eats. Having the extra support from the pillow can let Mom relax her arms and back while nursing, helping with the success of breastfeeding.
Tummy time is essential for muscle development. Using the Boppy lets the baby get tummy time without having their face quite so close to the floor, allowing both for better air circulation and more scenes in the baby's view to watch. The semi-circle design of the pillow encloses the baby to prevent falls. The same can be said for sitting up.
On the other hand...
Nursing can be done easily using pillows or the armrests on couches or chairs. Propping baby up on top of a pillow may increase the chances of falls and/or injury to the baby, so tummy time would be better flat on the floor.
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