Sometimes I think holding Amelia is the closest I’ll get to a work out, because boy she is getting heavier by the day, I was starting to get pains in my back from feeding her throughout the night where I’d do it sitting up in bed or sitting on my side of the bed and it was just getting unbearable.
Thankfully I saw Emily post her review about the HushCush and it sounded like it could be the answer to my prayers, or at least help with the pain.
The HushCush has so many great features, it’s great for both breastfeeding and bottle feeding and although we’ve only used it while bottle feeding, I can see how helpful and comfortable Amelia would be using it in that position for a feed.
For me I find it helped my back a little with my posture and keeping Amelia comfortable and well supported. We also found it retained my smell, so on days I was out and Amelia was left with James or my mum etc, if she was going through a leap and being particularly whiny that day the pillow would smell of me to help settle her if she was a bit restless.
Some of the other benefits aside obviously being portable:
– It comes with a removable strap which is perfect for transport.
– It helps reduce reflux and aid in digestion as it helps elevate the baby.
– It relieves pressure so there is no stress point under the Amelia’s head or my arm
Also if you are breastfeeding you would see the added benefits of it encouraging a good latching position as the baby’s head, neck and back are well supported all whilst holding the baby close tummy-to tummy.
Here is a video from HushCush showing just how easy it is to use the pillow to aid with breastfeeding.