I am having a C-section in a few weeks and am contemplating buying a breastfeeding cushion for after the birth. I didn't use one with DC1 and never had a problem but it was a VB and i think it's rather different. I am worried because one of the only positions I could feed in for the early days was the rugby ball one because I have really big boobs and I couldn't seem to get comfy unless on my side for the first week or so. I did have a 3rd degree tear which made it hard to sit down last time.
Anyone have any advice on the cushions and which would make a good choice post C-section?
I'm having a cs in a few weeks too and planning to bf. I have a dream genii pillow. It's long with a bend in it so hoping I can use it for a variety of positions. I did look at the v shaped ones but I couldn't see how to use it when rugby ball holding baby.
i've had 3cs's (becoming a bit of an expert!) and have bf each time. to be honest, any firm pillow will do. i used a memory foam one that i already owned last time and it worked really well. i didn't bother with 'feeding pillows'.
rugby ball hold is great after c-section too. sitting on the sofa i would put a small cushion to my side then place the firm pillow across the top.
laying down perfect too, but i've always found the baby needs to be a bit bigger before feeding laying down works for me.
I agree with nevergoogle, any pillow will do really. I too am large boobed but I'm not a big fan of breastfeeding pillows, I think they are often too bulky and the baby ends up being too high. After my CS I just used a bog standard pillow as a bit of extra padding over my scar, and I got rid of that after about 10 days.
I've had 3 sections and have bf all if my babies, but have never really bothered with a special pillow. Someone lent me a widgey style one with DC1, but I barely used it. With DCs2 and 3 I just trapped any firm pillow / cushion that was handy. I'd save your money and just but one after birth if you think you need it.
Thanks for the tips. I used a normal cushion last time and had no problems so perhaps it's not worth the spend and I should see how I get on. I do have the dream geni cushion for sleeping. With DD1 I LOVED it but this time I hate it! Not sure why but it's so big and awkward I hardly bother with it and can't imagine using it for feeding.