Breastfeeding Products for Moms with Spinal Cord Injuries

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Breastfeeding is a challenge for most mothers, but for mothers with a spinal cord injury there are many issues that need to be addressed before even beginning to worry about the suck, swallow, breath sequence consequence.


Positioning a baby for breastfeeding when postural control is compromised requires positioning supports and possibly a lap tray. Here are three of our picks, if anyone knows of other products that assist with breastfeeding, please post we need suggestions. We're all in this together.



This pillow looks like it would give more support, but a lot of people say it's pretty soft (per the reviews).

Leachco Natural Boost - Adjustable Nursing Pillow - Denim<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00080LZVA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00080LZVA&linkCode=as2&tag=functionalh02-20">Leachco Natural Boost - Adjustable Nursing Pillow - Denim</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=functionalh02-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00080LZVA" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />


This pillow gets good reviews, but honestly I'm a little worried about the way it wraps around the back.

My Brest Friend Pillow, Sunburst<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HZEQSU/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000HZEQSU&linkCode=as2&tag=functionalh02-20">My Brest Friend Pillow, Sunburst</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=functionalh02-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000HZEQSU" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

Boppy Newborn Booster Pillow Accessory

An extra support for a boppy pillow to assist with breastfeeding.  This booster pillow requires the boppy as well.
Boppy Newborn Booster Pillow Accessory, Neutral

Snoogle Body Pillow

For any pregnant woman especially a woman with a spinal cord injury, the Snoogle body pillow makes life MUCH more comfortable.
Snoogle Chic - Snoogle Total Body Pregnancy Pillow with Easy-off Zippered Cover




Any other suggestions?  Likes/Dislikes?  Please Post.

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