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A nursing pillow can be a breastfeeding mother’s best friend.  Not only is the mother’s feeding experience more pleasurable but so is the newborn.  It provides lower back support while at the same time making it much easier for the new mother to sit up and breastfeed her child. Breastfeeding is the most natural form of feeding a newborn but it does come with it’s challenges that can be easily be prevented when armed with the right pillow.

A nursing pillow normally is most often U shaped and is designed to fit comfortably around the mother’s waist.  This way she can feed her infant and walk around without straining her back and shoulders.  The breast-feeding pillow also helps to hold the baby in such a way as to improve the latch onto the nipple.  This is important because it helps to decrease the chance of sore and cracked nipples.