Before we tell you about the Buckwheat Nursing Pillow I'd would like to say a big thank you to all our friends who have helped use over the past year with the development of the Buckwheat Nursing pillow. Also here's hoping that the sales for the pillow grow as well as all the little ones that have used our pillows in the past year!
The Natural buckwheat pillow can also be used as a support for your growing baby
Are you pregnant or nursing a young baby? If so, you are going to love this…
Do you have a friend or family member who is soon to be a mother? If so, this is the perfect gift…
The natural buckwheat pillow provides excellent support for both mother and baby whilst breastfeeding. The thousands of buckwheat husks wrapped in a super soft slip snuggly gently massages baby. Whilst the moon shape design ensures the baby is in the right position for comfortably breastfeeding. The outer cover is easily removable for cleaning.
We all know about the benefits of breast feeding and how important it is to get both baby and mother off to a good start. The Buckwheat filled Nursing pillow can be a great help you get baby of to the best start in life during the first and most important months of both his and mums life together.
Why use a Buckwheat Nursing pillow?
If you’ve ever nursed a baby or know someone who has. Then you’ll know just how important positioning is. No regular pillows or an ordinary nursing pillow can meet this challenge quit like the our Buckwheat Nursing pillow.
So when you see this uniquely-designed nursing pillow, You'll see why we know it's just what every new mother needs to help bring her and baby together as one at that really special time in both their lives. When you have one of these pillows in your hands, You will see why we are convinced that all new moms deserve one.
It’s entirely different than any other nursing pillow. It is flexible and soft yet firm enough to hold baby while it molds to your body and your baby’s body to softly cradle and support your baby while you nurse.
How did we come up with the shape of the Buckwheat Nursing pillow?
We would like to say we designed the Buckwheat filled Baby Nursing Pillow using a unique ergonomic shape that cradles the shape of every babies body perfectly! But we don't and the first time you see the Buckwheat filled Baby Nursing Pillow you will not need us to explain why it works so well. With the Buckwheat filled Baby Nursing Pillow being the shape of a crescent moon it really is a shape taken from nature that fits so naturally under baby giving him the extra height needed for nursing baby in the natural way.
How can the Buckwheat Nursing pillow help both mother and baby?
By removing the weight from mothers lower arms and transferring it to her lap whilst she are still able to give him your full support with a arm around him rather than only under him. By doing this it gives a more stable and relaxing body position for mum. This in turn is helps mum relax and we all know that babies can sense the stress from who ever is around them so a relaxed happy mummy means a contact happy baby.
Cut and made from 100% cotton and filled with 100% natural Buckwheat Husks. Then covered with an easy to remove outer slip. One made from a super soft plush cloth and one from silk to the touch cotton cover. Both cases are washable and can all so be tumble dried.
The Baby Nursing Pillow is 58cm long and 25cm width, with removable & washable slips
All our pillows are made in the UK and are filled by us so we know only 100% Natural Buckwheat Husks are used to fill them.
Buckwheat as been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world in things like sleep pillows, mattress and many others things that a large part or all the the bodies weight is rested on for long period of time. The reason for this is that buckwheat has done for thousands of years what today's modem pillow fillings are still trying to do! That is to really move under the bodies weight so it fits all the contours of the body.
SPARE COVERS purchased separately.
Only 100% cotton and natural Buckwheat filling Is used in the production of these wonderfully versatile nursing pillows.
NATURAL FILLINGS COMPARED TO POLYSTYRENE
Most Nursing Pillows or Pregnancy Pillows use the polystyrene pearl fillings and although they are considered safe to use, their manufacture has itself been linked to numerous adverse health effects. It is the women workers who are exposed to styrene during the production of polystyrene that have been reported to often suffer from a variety of nero-toxic and menstrual problems.
Properly cared for, this buckwheat nursing pillow will last for years. It is best to always use the pillowcase provided additional pillow cases are available on our webside. Never immerse the Buckwheat Pillow in water or allow the buckwheat. To become wet. If it becomes damp (rather than soaked) simply place a warm, dry place until the moisture dries. Although buckwheat is an inert material without the normal properties allergens, it is possible that a minute percentage of the population could have sensitivity to the Buckwheat Pillow. Please let us know, or if you think you have any ideas on how to make our Buckwheat Pillow even better, then contact us on any of the methods shown below.
Breast milk gives babies all the nutrients they need for the first six months of life and helps protect them from infection and diseases. It also reduces mothers' chances of getting certain diseases later in life.
Breastfeeding also allows you and your baby to get closer - physically and emotionally. So while your child is feeding, the bond between you can grow stronger.
Bottle feeding does not give your baby the same ingredients as breast milk, which is designed to be easy for your baby to absorb and is perfect to help him grow and develop. Also, bottle feeding doesn't provide protection against infection and diseases.
Breastfeeding helps protect your baby against:
Are your baby's head and body in a straight line?
Are you holding your baby close
Is your baby's nose opposite your nipple?
Are you comfortable?
Why should I consider breastfeeding?
Why have I heard breastfeeding can be challenging when it looks so natural and easy?
What can I do to prepare to breast feed?
4. Align your right nipple with your baby's nose and slightly tip the baby's head back, bringing his chin towards your breast. Stimulate him to open his mouth wide by rubbing your nipple on his upper lip.
Once your baby is actively sucking, you can experiment with letting go of your right breast and switching arms. You might also choose to experiment with other positions.
Most newborns breast feed about
There are several concrete ways to determine if
your baby is eating well. First, pediatric health care providers will
1 day old, 1 wet diaper
Thirdly, most women can
Freshly pumped milk can safely stay at room temperature
for 4-8 hours. If the milk has been chilled in the fridge or freezer,
do not leave it out for more than 1 hour. It can be stored in the refrigerator
for 3-5 days. Most milk will only last 72 hours in a refrigerator that
is opened and closed frequently. Smell the milk before offering, since
spoiled breast milk will smell like sour cow's milk and should be discarded.
Breast milk can be stored in the freezer for 3-6 months, depending on
INSTRUCTIONS FOR NURSING YOUR BABY
More and more women are becoming aware of the important advantages of breastfeeding to their babies and to themselves. Breastfeeding develops a special closeness between a mother and her baby that is beneficial to both. Your breast milk is the perfect food for your baby, ideally suited to his nutritional needs and bodily development. Breastfeeding benefits your baby by providing added protection against disease, infection, tooth decay and allergy.
Your milk may come in gradually or suddenly. This may be accompanied by an uncomfortable fullness which will subside by itself. Whenever possible, this fullness can be relieved by letting the baby nurse between feedings for a minute or two or by expressing milk by hand.
Don't be discouraged from nursing your baby. Be patient, people sometimes try to talk you out of doing something they couldn't or wouldn't do. If they did not do well at breastfeeding, they probably did not follow advice.
The practical suggestions on the following pages will help you to succeed in the womanly art of breastfeeding and to make your nursing experience happy and rewarding.
NURSING IN THE HOSPITAL
Wash Your Hands Before You Breast-Feed Your Baby. This helps to protect your baby from infection. If your doctor advises, you will be provided with water and sterile cotton with which to rinse off your nipples before nursing.
Make Yourself Comfortable So You Will Be Relaxed. Hold your baby so his head is a little higher than his tummy, whether you nurse lying on your side or sitting up. If you sit up to nurse, it helps to put a pillow on your lap under your baby. If you want privacy, tell the nurse.
Many Newborn Babies Do Not Nurse Vigorously the First Few Days. Help your baby to start nursing by holding him close so that his cheek touches your breast. This will cause him to turn his head and search for and find the nipple. Give him time to find it; he's learning too. If your breast is very full and firm, press your breast away from your baby's nose so he can breathe easily.
Be Sure Your Baby Takes as Much of the Areola (Darker Area of the Breast) as Possible into His Mouth, Not Just the Nipple. This helps your baby to obtain the maximum amount of milk from the milk ducts behind the areola. Flatten the areola slightly to help him get started, then release the areola to allow the milk to flow unrestricted.
Try to use Both Breasts at Each Feeding (but don't worry if your baby doesn't want the second breast.) Nurse five minutes on one side, five on the other. If there is no tenderness, gradually increase nursing time to ten minutes on each side. Alternate the side you begin with at each nursing. A safety pin fastened to the strap of your bra will help to remind you.
Welcome the 2 A.M. Feeding. It aids greatly in bringing in your milk since frequent feedings will help to build up your milk supply. The sooner you nurse the less swelling you will have.
Never Pull the Nipple from Your Baby's Mouth. This can hurt the nipple. To break the baby's suction press the breast away from the corner of his mouth or lift baby's lip by putting your clean finger into the corner of his mouth.
Burp Baby after Feeding (and it is sometimes necessary during the feeding). Either hold him upright over your shoulder and gently pat or rub his back or sit the baby on your lap and support him with one hand in front while gently patting or rubbing his back with your other hand. Some babies need no burping at all.
Wearing a Nursing Bra will Provide Comforting Support while Preventing Your Breast Tissue from Stretching. If your bra flap sticks to your nipple, moisten the flap before lowering to avoid breaking the skin. Allow the flap to dry before replacing it.
Air Heals and Toughens the Nipple. Leave the nursing flaps of your bra down whenever possible. Always air dry the nipple after nursing, before applying lanolin or other ointment. The removal of any plastic bra liners will provide better circulation of air.
Uterine Cramps frequently occur during breastfeeding. This is nature's way of returning your uterus to its normal size.
NURSING AT HOME
First Night Home. Your baby may be fretful and sensitive to the change. Give him loving care and he will soon adjust to his new home.
Continue to Use Both Breasts at Each Feeding. Nurse 10-15 minutes on the first breast to be sure it is "emptied". (although the production of breast milk is a continuous process, the bulk of the milk is emptied in the first several minutes of nursing.) If there is no tenderness, nurse as long as your baby wants on the second breast. Alternate the breast you begin with at each feeding to give each breast equal stimulation.
Frequent Nursing. It is not uncommon for a breast-fed baby to nurse every two or three hours during the day and once or twice at night in the beginning. The fourth through eighth days of life are often days of particularly noticeable increased demand. This is nature's way of building up your milk supply and gives your baby comfort. He will gradually go longer between feedings. The four-hour schedule followed in some hospitals should not influence your nursing pattern at home.
The More Often You Nurse the More Milk You Will Have. It is how often you nurse more than how long that builds up your milk supply. In the beginning, prolonged sucking is more likely to cause nipple tenderness than short, more frequent nursing's.
When Your Breasts Become Softer and More Normal in Size your milk has not gone, only the swelling. It should be remembered that breast milk, once established, looks thin and bluish, like skim milk.
Bottles of Any Kind Weaken the Sucking Reflex of the Breastfeeding Baby. Breastfeeding is usually more successful if water is not given except on excessively hot days. Nursing more often the first days home will eliminate the need for water bottles as well as a supplemental formula. Be patient, the first few weeks are a period of mutual adjustment.
An Occasional Bottle. After your milk is established you will be able to give your baby an occasional bottle if you must be away for a feeding. But remember, you will want to nurse as soon as you get home to relieve the fullness of your breasts. Leave just enough breast milk or formula to satisfy your baby until you get home. If you will be gone 6-8 hours, express your milk by hand or use a breast pump while you are away to prevent your breasts from becoming overly full and difficult to empty.
Tender Nipples. Leave your bra flaps down inside your blouse after nursing to allow air to circulate around the nipples as much as possible. Pure hydrous lanolin can be applied lightly after nipples have sufficiently dried. Any tenderness is usually temporary and will soon subside.
You Need Not Use Soap, Alcohol, Tincture of Benzoin or Antiseptic Pads on your nipples. Soap and antiseptics tend to cause excessive drying. Continue to wash your hands before nursing.
Very Loose Bowel Movements are normal for a breast-fed baby. Sometimes the movement is little more than a stain. It is normal for some babies to have a movement at each feeding and for others to go five days or more without a movement. Even though they may strain heartily their movements will be of normal consistency and therefore, not constipated. Completely breast-fed babies do not become constipated. Early bowel movements quite often contain traces of meconium, which is dark green or blackish in color.
Drink Water for Two. Make a habit of having a drink of water, juice or milk shortly before each feeding or while you are nursing. Such a habit helps the let-down reflex and acts as a reminder that you are literally drinking for two. Don't overdo on "no calorie" drinks, coke or coffee. There is no particular beverage (or food) that is known to increase the quantity of breast milk.
Six or More Wet Diapers a Day or pale urine is your assurance that your baby is getting enough milk. (This is not a good way to judge it you are giving your baby water too.)
Sleepy Baby. Although feeding on demand works best for most babies, occasionally a placid baby who nurses every four or five hours fails to gain weight. This baby needs to be encouraged to nurse more often during the day for a while. Changing his diaper or rubbing your nipple against baby's cheek will help waken him. Monthly examinations by the doctor will assure you he is gaining, even if slowly.
Company and Excitement sometime hold back the free flow of your milk supply. Everything will get back to normal if you nurse a little more often for the next few feedings. Limiting your housekeeping and visitors for the first few weeks will help you get off to a smoother start. If you have help, let her take care of the housework while you care for your baby. Take a nap or rest whenever possible, especially in the early weeks after birth.
You Can Nurse Without Being Noticed if you wear an over blouse or knitted top that can be lifted from the waist.
To Prevent Leaking. Press the heel of your hand against your nipple until the "tingling" stops. Uncontrolled leaking is usually temporary.
Stop the Feeding if your baby clamps down on your nipple with his gums, even though this usually doesn't hurt. This will train him not to bite when he does get teeth.
Laxatives, Diuretics and other Medications for mothers may sometimes upset breastfeeding babies. Some antihistamines and hormones may decrease your milk supply - check with your baby's doctor before using any drug.
There Is Usually No Need to Avoid Any Nutritional Food. There is no medical evidence of a baby ever being allergic to breast milk itself, but occasionally a baby may react to something a mother eats. Rather than restrict your diet in advance, give up only that food that consistently bothers your baby.
A Healthy Diet Is Important to Breastfeeding. A poor diet can cause you to feel tired. Vegetables, fruits, eggs, milk, meat and fish are good for you, especially while you are breastfeeding. Limit cake, candy, soft drinks, etc. which will make you put on weight.
Appetite Spurts or Growth Spurts frequently occur during the early months, commonly at 5-6 weeks and again around 3 months. If your baby begins to act hungry or fussy and chew his fist around these times this does not mean that you have lost your milk. Your baby probably just needs more milk to satisfy an increasing appetite. By nursing every 2 or 3 hours during the day for a few days the extra sucking will cause your milk supply to increase to the amount your baby needs and he will again go longer between feedings. Supplemental bottles at this time would gradually decrease your milk supply.
Don't be Anxious to Rush Solids. Most babies, whether breast-fed or bottle-fed, have some fussy periods during the day or evening which are not necessarily due to hunger. If, in the very early months, a baby's hunger is partially satisfied with solids he will have less desire to nurse vigorously, and vigorous nursing is important to the production of breast milk. When solids are given, nurse your baby first to keep your milk supply from decreasing.
Even in the Later Months You can Build up Your Milk Supply if you nurse more often for a few days. If you give your baby less solid food for a few days, he will want to nurse more often. The increased stimulation will cause your breasts to produce more milk.
A Rash of Little Pimples on Your Baby's Face or Body may be caused by poorly rinsed laundry, especially if you have "hard" water. Try using a mild detergent. Measure the amount and rinse well. This will prevent soap film from building up in baby's clothes and sheets. If the rash or blemishes do not go away, check with your doctor.
Continue to Breast-Feed if You have Your Period. Your baby may act fussy for the first day or two if you menstruate. Menstruation will not change the quality of your breast milk.
Weaning can be Comfortable if You Wean Gradually. When you and your baby decide it is time to wean, offer your baby milk in a bottle or cup in place of the breastfeeding in which your baby seems to be losing interest. About every 7 days offer another bottle or cup feeding for another breastfeeding until your milk is gone. (Go slower if you or your baby are uncomfortable.) Your doctor will tell if you should offer bottle or cup feedings. This will depend on the age of the baby.
Some Leaking after Weaning is Normal. Any milk remaining in the breast will gradually be absorbed by the body.
Special Note: Getting started at breastfeeding is often more comfortable if a simple nipple exercise is started about two months before the baby is due. Exercise: Twice a day support the breast with one hand; with the other hand grasp the nipple at its base and pull gently but firmly forward and roll between the fingers (do not hurt yourself). Gradually turn the hand to apply pull all around the nipple. Repeat on the other nipple.
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