Nursing Pillow

Nursing Pillow - FAQs

  1. What to look for in a Nursing Pillow?
    The ideal nursing pillow should provide support for mom and baby and help achieve a comfortable breastfeeding position. It should be easy to use, made of safe, durable materials, and easy to clean.
  2. What is the primary function of a nursing pillow?
    The primary function of a nursing pillow is to provide both mother and baby with support in breastfeeding positioning for a healthy latch. For Mom - you will want to have support for your arms, with the pillow snug against your body, you will want to be able to lean back and relax your shoulders during the feed. You may also like to use a small stool to elevate your feet slightly. Baby's mouth should be at level of mother's breast. Mom should not be leaning into baby. For Baby - Head, neck, and body should be in a straight line with baby's nose and mouth positioned level to and facing mother's nipple. Baby will need to lead with its chin and open mouth widely to initiate a good latch. Baby should be positioned tummy to tummy with mom. Nursing pillows can play a helpful role early on in providing small infants with a much needed boost in height so that baby's head and mouth are at an appropriate position and angle for efficient and comfortable feeding. They also help maintain appropriate positioning for baby's body during feeding. Early on, keeping baby's head, neck and body in a straight line is important.
  3. Is it possible for the pillow to develop mold after some time?
    Molds may form when items are left wet and unclean, but may be inhibited in Polyurethane Foams. Like any other Polyurethane Foam pillow, you need to ensure that it is cleaned when soiled, and dried well. The advantage of our nursing pillow foam is that, it is made of closed cellular foam which repels water or moisture up to a certain degree. The closed cellular foam will prevent the water or liquid from penetrating the inside of the foam. So, if you clean and dry the liner completely and maintain the integrity of the foam, the foam will last for a long period of time.
  4. Does The Natural Curve Nursing Pillow Foam smell?
    Ergobaby's Natural Curve Nursing Pillow foam has one of the lowest odors in the market. But odor may be present, especially for new foams out of the packaging. This odor dissipates quickly in about two days. Simply airing out will speed up the process. If you notice a new foam smell, simply let the pillow air out for a day or two before using it.
  5. Does the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow meet the flammability requirements of the California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair - Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation?
    California regulations exempts nursing pillows from meeting the flammability requirements of Technical Bulletin (TB) 117, the California flammability standard for all upholstered furniture products. Therefore, flame retardants are not required.
  6. Does the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow contain flame retardants?
    No. Ergobaby's Natural Curve Nursing Pillow, which is made of Polyurethane Foam, does not contain any flame retardants.
  7. Where can I buy replacement covers for Natural Curve Nursing Pillow?
    You can find replacement covers for the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow on Ergobaby.com along with our other wonderful products. More retailers are adding this product offering every day.
  8. Are replacement covers available for the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow?
    Yes. It's nice to have an extra cover for when one is in the wash or to alternate between looks. Covers are available in two stylish, sophisticated options; a neutral Brown and a cool and calm Grey and Yellow Swirl.
  9. Where can I buy the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow?
    You can find the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow on Ergobaby.com along with our other wonderful products. Buy Buy Baby will be carrying the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow. More retailers are adding this product offering every day.
  10. Can I use the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow as a back support for myself?
    Though you could use the pillow as a back support or a pillow in any other position, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow was designed specifically for ergonomic positioning while breastfeeding and may not function ideally as a support pillow.
  11. Can I use the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow to prop my baby up?
    Though you could use the pillow to prop baby up, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow was designed specifically for ergonomic positioning while breastfeeding and may not function ideally as an infant support pillow.
  12. What is the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow Cover made of?
    The Plush/Pile side of the cover is 100% polyester, the Poplin side of the pillow is 100% cotton
  13. What is the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow made of?
    The Natural Curve nursing pillow is made of a high density poly-urethane foam providing lasting support for nursing mothers and babies.
  14. What should I do if a large amount of liquid gets on the pillow, and into the foam, through the protective skin?
    Scrub affected area with warm water and mild detergent if desired. Allow to dry for 24 hours
  15. How do I clean my Natural Curve Nursing Pillow?
    The cover can be machine washed, cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. To clean the pillow, wipe clean with water if needed, flat dry.
  16. Is the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow safe to sleep on?
    No. Never allow baby to sleep on the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow.
  17. I am having trouble using the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow in my armed rocking chair, was this intentional?
    Due to the firm supportive nature of our pillow, and our goal of providing moms with comfortable breastfeeding support, the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow does not fit well in armed rocking chairs. We wanted to make sure there was enough surface area to fully support baby, and that the opening of our pillow was wide enough to accommodate moms of varied sizes.
  18. What is the "Football Hold" and can I use Natural Curve Nursing Pillow for this position?
    Baby lays beside you, with legs and feet tucked under your arm, hips are flexed and his legs resting towards your back or gently tucked behind your back, if your baby is longer. Baby is facing you, with his mouth at nipple height. A nursing pillow can be a useful tool to help elevate baby to reach your nipple. Refer to our Positions section for more tips and information regarding this position.
  19. What is the "Cross-Cradle Hold" and can I use Natural Curve Nursing Pillow for this position?
    Cross-Cradle hold is similar to the cradle hold, except that the mother supports the baby's head with the opposite hand. A nursing pillow can be a useful tool in this position to help support your arm and baby to reduce fatigue and neck/shoulder pain. Refer to our Positions Section for more tips and information regarding this position.
  20. What is the "Cradle Hold" and can I use Natural Curve Nursing Pillow for this position?
    In cradle hold the mother supports the baby's head in the crook of her arm. A nursing pillow can be a useful tool in this position to help support your arm and baby to reduce fatigue and neck/shoulder pain. Refer to our Positions Section for more tips and information regarding this position.
  21. What other positions does the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow support?
    The Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is able to support nursing mothers in various positions and babies at various ages. Please refer to the Positioning section for how to achieve a comfortable position using the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow.
  22. Can I do the football hold with the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow?
    The Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is able to support nursing mothers in various positions including football hold. Please refer to the Positioning section for how to achieve this, and other holds using the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow.
  23. Why is the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow curved the way it is?
    The unique curve of the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow was designed to keep baby's head elevated above their tummy, which may aid digestion, while cradling baby in to you, tummy-to-tummy, for that ideal position. You also get the added benefit of getting to have direct eye contact while feeding baby.
  24. Why is the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow so firm?
    The Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is so firm so that it will firmly support baby in a position that lifts him up to your breast so that you do not have to slouch down to achieve a proper latch. This helps contribute to your comfort throughout each nursing session. The firmness of the pillow also makes it so that the pillow does not loose its shape and have to be "fluffed" to provide the breastfeeding support you need.