There are multiple considerations when selecting a nursing pillow. It is important to address the baby’s ergonomic position as well as the caregiver’s comfort. Features such as buckles, straps, velcro, and fabric are used to secure the pillow around the mother’s waist. However, an individual that has decreased abilities in balance, trunk control, and manipulation may find some of these features difficult to use. Individuals may need to consider their own abilities to problem solve techniques to manipulate and assemble the product on their body, as well as transfer the child on/off the pillow.
U shaped pillow fits a variety of body types and is flexible to stuff under armrests for increased support when feeding the baby. One of the most popular pillows sold.
Two sided design with a soft or firm side contours baby’s head for optimal positioning.
Half-moon design can provide alternative options for positioning while breastfeeding.
Two part pillow. Top pillow easily flips to adjust baby’s position and mother’s comfort. Bottom pillow contours to fit a variety of body types.
Multi-use pillow for breastfeeding, tummy time, back and neck support, plus arm support for reading.
Offers lumbar support during breastfeeding and attached with both a buckle and velcro closure. Pocket included.
Multi-use pillow for breastfeeding, tummy time, and provides lumbar support. Product also made in a design for twins called Twin Z.
Easy to adjust and flexible for different feeding positions and body types.
We used Baby Gear Lab and other resources as considerations for purchasing nursing pillow; however, we suggest that you consider your own needs and abilities to determine what’s best for you. Hopefully some of theses suggestions are examples from which you can build upon. Contact us if you have found other examples that work well for you.
Curious about our process and how we analyzed each product? Learn more here.