Natural Curve Nursing Pillow: Grey

$55.00

Natural Curve Nursing Pillow
Grey

$55.00

The Ergobaby Natural Curve™ Nursing Pillow with the Heathered Grey cover provides nursing mothers the support they need to nurse comfortably and bond with their baby.

Our Grey nursing pillow is supple but firm, so you're not slouching too much. When you're nursing 12x a day, you'll notice the difference.

  • Firm, supportive pillow for baby
  • Helps prevent slouching
  • Easy carrying handle
0 months plus Newborn+
machine washable Machine Washable

nurse comfortably and bond with baby

JPMA 2015 Innovation Awards Winner Babylist 2015 Best Pick Award Winner Nothing is more naturally beautiful than feeding your child. We listened to the concerns moms commonly express about breastfeeding and thoughtfully designed a solution. The NEW Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing pillow is made from solid foam with a unique contour to help properly position baby tummy-to-tummy at a good height that saves you from slouching. Firm and ergonomically structured, it maintains its shape over time for lasting support.

The Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow gives you the enduring support you need to relax, nurse comfortably and bond with baby.

firm, contoured design for greater comfort and support

  • Addresses the main concerns of nursing mothers: Comfort, Back Pain, and Arm Support
  • Unique contour positions baby tummy-to-tummy for comfortable breastfeeding support
  • Supports baby’s head above tummy which may aid in digestion
  • Places baby at a comfortable height and position to prevent back pain from slouching
  • Firm foam maintains shape for continued support
  • Pillow wraps around waist to provide an armrest
  • Developed with lactation experts and lots of nursing moms
  • Interior lining offers extra protection against spills
  • Plush pillow cover is comfortable for baby and is removable + machine washable
  • Includes one Grey cover

Multiple Uses

Nursing
one
Nursing
0 months
Bottle Feeding
two
Bottle Feeding
3 months
Tummy Time
three
Tummy Time
6 months

Around the Clock Comfort & Support

firm supportive pillow
Firm, Supportive Pillow
carrying handle
Carrying Handle
tummy to tummy
Tummy to Tummy
helps reduce slouching
Helps Reduce Slouching
multiple feeding positions
Multiple Feeding Positions
bottle feeding
Bottle Feeding

Reviews

Natural Curve Nursing Pillow + Heathered Grey Cover with Handle is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it, just not for me I received this nursing pillow in exchange for writing a review. I love how firm it is and how it cradles the baby while nursing. It worked relatively well when nursing my son in the cross-cradle position and allowed me to be somewhat hands free. However, my son nurses best in the football hold and this pillow does not work for that position. The pillow does not wrap far enough around the body so there is no support for the baby. It would be great if the pillow wrapped farther around the body, but that would make it even bulkier. I like the pillow and will keep it to use in case we have more children, but it is just not going to work for us right now.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only good while tiny I waited a while to review to see how the pillow did as my son grew. I loved it as a tiny baby, very firm, kept him in the tummy to tummy position for nursing, great height. Now that he\'s bigger (4 months, 14 lbs) it\'s not working well. Pillow tends to push itself back and he doesn\'t fit well. Other downsides, I could never successfully use for football hold on the couch and if I don\'t constantly support his head it goes into an odd, uncomfortable looking position which got worse as he grew. Quality was great and I did love it for the tiny stages but for me it\'s not a good buy for the limited time it worked well for us.
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different than others on the market This pillow is very different than the other nursing pillows I used with my first child - both in positive and negative ways. I think it is best for the first few months of nursing - I did find my child outgrew it after about 14 lbs and we couldn't quite find a comfortable position anymore. I like the firm texture for early infancy however; it is much easier to position around you and supports a smaller infant well vs. a Boppy. In the setting of having overactive let down, I also found it helpful with this pillow's design to use with reclined feeds - I flipped it up and put behind me (rather than under the infant) to support my lumbar area in the reclined position.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product-great quality and design! When my husband and I found out we were pregnant we were given a nursing pillow from a friend. I thought that since it was a popular brand that it would be all we needed. Around the holidays when Ergobaby was having a bundle sale we ordered the Natural Curve nursing pillow. WOW! What a difference in quality and design. You definitely get what you pay for with this product. Our baby will be arriving any day now and I am super confident and excited to use this product to begin breastfeeding. I know it will be comfy for baby and help me to maintain proper posture avoiding unnecessary backaches. Thanks Ergobaby for making such a great product!! It was just what I was looking for.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for nursing how you\'re "supposed to" I got this as a sample. I really liked it at first because it forced me to sit up right and nurse the way I was taught at the hospital. It is wonderful for little babies. My daughter is getting bigger though (16 lbs, 25 inches long) and she doesn\'t quite fit it anymore. It curved around my body really well, gave great arm support, and held baby girl where she should be until she outgrew it. My only real complaint is that it\'s too big and firm to use in my rocking chair, but that\'s also what makes it so great. For a new mom nursing a newborn, this is awesome. If you\'ve gotten lazy and like to lounge while nursing, it doesn\'t really work. Also, it\'s too tall to use for tummy time.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing support! I have been using this pillow for three months now and I'm absolutely in love with it! The support is amazing for me and my sweet baby boy. It is firm, but soft! Was very hesitant on breastfeeding and this pillow made it easy for me and my baby to get in the correct position for a successful feeding every time!
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this nursing pillow! This pillow is awesome! I was struggling using the boppy since I was having to lean forward or prop it up with another pillow and it was straining my neck and back. The ergo pillow is firm and supportive so no leaning in or propping needed! It's so comfortable to use and the material is very soft. Not only am I more comfortable but my baby is noticeably more comfortable too. The curve in the pillow elevates her head above her tummy which is really helpful for her digestion since she has reflux. I recommend this pillow wholeheartedly! The quality is worth the price.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Depends what you're using it for My third child is 6 months old. This is the first time I have tried this nursing pillow, but have nursed for a total of 3.5 years so far so I have tried basically everything else. The good: - It's very supportive which is so necessary during those first couple months of nursing. - Fairly lightweight for dragging all over the house. The bad: - I much prefer to hold my baby while nursing. To me, it is such an important bonding moment. Thus, I'm not a big fan of the "hands free" design of this pillow. Additionally, because the pillow is so firm, there is no way to use it if in fact you want to use your arms to hold your baby while nursing. - It's too wide and firm to fit in between the arms of the glider I use in the nursery. So I can only use it on the couch. - It quickly became too small for my 20 pound 6 month old.
Date published: 2016-06-19
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Breastfeeding Resources

Additional resources to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.

More Support for Moms:

Don't be afraid to ask for help from day one, if not before! Often one or two meetings with a lactation consultant can really help to get you and your little one on track to breastfeeding success.

  1. Talk to your pediatrician about breastfeeding even before you deliver. Ask for a list of recommended resources in your community
  2. Meet with a Lactation Consultant either through your hospital, birthing center, or based on your pediatricians recommendation
  3. Contact your local La Leche League Chapter
  4. Visit a breastfeeding center that has specialists available to provide resources and help

AAP Breastfeeding Guidelines:

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced, with continuation of breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/129/3/e827.full#content-block

WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines:

The World Health Organization recommends mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2011/breastfeeding_20110115/en/

La Leche League International:

La Leche League is a great resource if you are looking for some mom-to-mom support. Their Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Visit their website to find a chapter near you: http://www.llli.org/

Top Breastfeeding Questions and Answers:

By Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP

Many moms decide during pregnancy that they will nurse. While others don't make their decision until they first hold their new bundle of joy against their chest, skin to skin, and that perfect beautiful baby with an adorable tiny mouth begins to suckle. Whenever you decide on breastfeeding, feel good in knowing that you are making an amazing difference in your baby's life as well as your own.

Here are the most common questions with answers that new parents ask me about breastfeeding:

Why should I breastfeed my baby?

Breast milk is best! Mother's milk provides immunity against bacteria and viruses, is easy for your baby to digest, is less expensive than formula and requires no prep time. The benefits are well documented. Studies show that breastfed babies have fewer ear, respiratory tract, and diarrheal infections. They are also at lower risk for many childhood diseases such as asthma, diabetes and obesity. Breastfeeding also benefits moms by decreasing your risk of cancer and helping you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape. Breastfeeding burns 300 to 500 calories a day—equivalent of a 3 mile run!

Is it going to be uncomfortable or difficult?

Although breastfeeding is natural, most babies aren't born experts. It may take days or weeks for you and your little one to catch on. Keep at it because it's worth it for your baby's health as well as your own and take comfort in known that it does get easier each day.

In the beginning, brief discomfort may occur while your infant latches on. However, persistent pain during breastfeeding is not normal. Count to 10 and if the discomfort continues, remove the baby and reattach him so that the baby's mouth covers as much of the areola (the dark brown area around your nipple) as possible. If the discomfort occurs during a feeding, switching breasts may help. Improper latch on and vigorous or prolonged sucking can be uncomfortable for some moms and may lead to sore, cracked nipples. If a burning or stabbing pain is experienced later in breastfeeding, call your physician because you might have an infection that needs treatment.

Where can I get help if I need it?

Don't be afraid to ask for help from day one, if not before. Often one or two meetings with a lactation consultant can really help to get you and your little one on track to breastfeeding success. Talk to your pediatrician about breastfeeding even before you deliver and ask for a list of recommended resources in your community. Many hospitals have lactation consultants available, and many postpartum and nursery nurses are also trained to help. Depending on where you live, there may be local lactation consultants available or contact your local La Leche League chapter. Additionally many mother support groups, breastfeeding centers and stores have specialists available to provide resources and help with nursing.

How long should I breastfeed for?

Breastfeeding is the optimal source of nutrition throughout the first year (or longer) of life. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusively breastfeeding for about the first 6 months of life, and then gradually adding solid foods while continuing to breastfeed until at least 1 year of age. After that, breastfeeding can be continued for as long as both mom and baby desire.

The amount of time for each feeding and the frequency really depends on you and your baby. Initially it may seem like your baby is always on your breast and feedings may last 30 minutes each side. As your milk supply increases and your baby becomes an expert, most of your milk comes down in the first 5-10 minutes, so after around 20 minutes on one side, you can take your baby off. You are not a pacifier and prolonged sucking can dry out your nipples and cause soreness. Allow your nipples to air-dry after you feed your baby or shower. Wear a cotton bra or loose fitting top. Continue breastfeeding!

How do can I tell if my baby is hungry?

How often should I nurse? During the first two weeks of life breastfed babies should feed 8-12 times a day, about 10 to 20 minutes on each breast. Don't wait until your baby is crying and upset to feed. This is actually a late sign of hunger and it may be harder to feed the baby if both of you are frustrated. Look for earlier, more subtle clues such as stirring from sleep, putting the fist in the mouth, turning the head if the cheek is stroked lightly, or sucking movements with the mouth. During the first few days it is best to feed your baby every 2 to 3 hours, even if you have to wake them up.

How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat?

To tell if your baby is getting enough in, take a look (literally) at what comes out. The first two days your baby may only have a couple of wet and dirty diapers. The next few days he should have at least three of each. For the next few weeks, your baby should have at least 6 wet and 3 dirty diapers a day (although often they will have a dirty diaper after every feed). If your baby is having fewer, please call your pediatrician. Don't forget that many times a diaper has both urine and stool mixed together.

How can I increase my milk supply?

  • Drink plenty of fluids (keep water bottles within reach where you nurse).
  • Eat a balanced diet with lots of whole grain carbs (about 500 calories more than you ate before pregnancy…yummy!).
  • Breastfeed regularly.
  • Pump it up (pump after the first morning breastfeed and again before you go to bed, even if you recently nursed).
  • Get enough sleep (or as much as possible).

While there is not enough medical evidence to support the use of fenugreek capsules, Mother's Milk Tea or barley to increase milk supply, many moms swear that they really do work. I found a brand of Breast Milk Cookies (made with ingredients that tout an increase in milk production, not made with actual breast milk) that I enjoyed as a daily treat.

Always ask your pediatrician before using any medications or herbal supplements to make sure they are safe for you and your baby.

How do I know if my baby is gaining enough weight?

Babies normally lose up to 10% of their birth weight in the first few days after they are born. Then they start gaining weight and by two weeks of age should be back at birth weight. Your pediatrician will see your baby frequently after birth to make sure the weight gain is appropriate. After that, babies usually gain ½ to 1 ounce a day. Most babies double their birth weight by six months and triple it by one year.

Once a baby has regained birth weight and is feeding and growing well, I often give parents permission to not wake up baby at night anymore. Of course early on a baby will still wake up at night every 2 to 4 hours to feed, but with time most babies begin to stretch out their nighttime feeds. During the day it's best to wake a baby after 3 or 4 hours to feed because if your baby does start stretching out feedings to every 4 or 5 hours, it's nice to have that time be at night and not during the day. Goal: Feed more during day, sleep more at night!

How do I know if my baby's spit up is normal or worrisome?

All babies spit up—sometimes after every feed. There are two common causes: overfeeding and reflux. Reflux happens because the valve at the top of stomach is weak or relaxed. This allows the food to easily flow back up and out of the mouth. The valve tightens as the baby grows and the reflux usually resolves by about 1 year of age. As long as your baby is gaining weight and the spit up doesn't bother him we usually don't treat it medically. Things that often help are giving smaller, more frequent feeds as well as holding your baby upright for 15 to 20 minutes after a feed. Call your pediatrician if you notice blood in the spit up, greenish color, increase in frequency and intensity of the spit up, projectile or forceful spit up or if the baby's belly looks swollen or feels hard.

My baby is yellow. My mom says it is jaundice. What does that mean?

Your mom is right. Jaundice occurs when babies have extra bilirubin in their system. Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. This is often normal in newborns. The more your baby feeds and poops, the more bilirubin he will get rid off and the yellow in the skin will begin to resolve. You should let your pediatrician know if your baby begins to look yellow so the bilirubin level can be checked (a simple blood test). Depending on the results your pediatrician will advise on treatment.

What color should his poop be?

You may think that poop should be brown, but babies produce a wide variety of colors! During the first 24 hours of life, it is thick, sticky, and brownish-black in color (meconium). After the first few days of life, the stools of breastfed babies lighten in color from black to brown to green to yellow and change consistency from sticky to seedy to cottage cheese like to looser. If the stool is black after the first few days, you notice any red color in the stool or the stool is white or light grey, let your pediatrician know.

Instructions

Instructions for Use

STEP 1: GET COMFORTABLE

  • Use the Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow to support baby while nursing to achieve a comfortable breastfeeding position

STEP 2: POSITION THE PILLOW

  • Position the Natural Curve Nursing Pillow on you lap with the curved side against your waist

STEP 3: PLACE BABY ON THE PILLOW

  • Pick up baby so that he is facing you and rest his head directly on the pillow

STEP 4: ACHIEVE A HEALTHY LATCH

  • Use your hands to help baby latch on appropriately
  • Keep one hand on baby at all times

CARE

  • Pillow: Wipe clean with water if needed, flat dry
  • Cover: Machine Washable

Manuals

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