What is the UpSpring Breast Support Pillow made of?
The pillow itself is made of high-density memory foam. It’s eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, and is made from food-based oil, not petroleum based foam. The removable cover is made of machine washable fabric (75% cotton, 25% polyester). Can I wash it?
Each pillow comes with a removable slipcover that is machine washable. The pillow itself is made of high-density memory foam and should not be put in the washing machine. Light surface cleaning is okay if needed.Can I use this while wearing a nursing bra?
Yes. The pillow works exactly the same way as when used without a bra. Just compress the pillow and place it under your breast. It will lay over the bra strap that may also be under your breast.Can the pillow be used with baby-supporting products like “My Brest Friend” and the “Boppy”?
Yes. The Breast Pillow is a great complement to these types of nursing pillows. While these products support the baby during nursing, the Breast Pillow provides support for the breast so that moms don’t have to hold and support their breasts themselves.Is the pillow disposable?
No. The UpSpring Breast Support Pillow is made of high-density foam and the cover is made of machine washable fabric. Can I use the pillow when I’m nursing while lying down?
We designed the pillow to be used while in a sitting position. Then some moms took it to a whole new level, and reported to us that it’s helpful even when lying down to nurse. It may help give the breast an extra lift to provide a better angle for your baby to eat.
How do I know what size pillow to buy?
Our sizing chart is a general guideline, but since bra sizes vary depending on brand, it’s best to measure yourself based on the directions below to make sure you’re purchasing the right size. Place a flexible tape measure about 1/2” below your nipple, follow curve of breast to base (where breast tissue meets your ribs). This measurement (in inches) will give you the precise pillow size you will need to order. 2.5” – 3” Small 3.5” – 4” Medium 4.5” – 5” Large 5.5” – 6” XLarge
Can I use the UpSpring Breast Support Pillow for nursing twins?
If you are nursing your infants simultaneously, you would ideally need to have two breast pillows. Place pillow under breast, bring the infant that has “mastered” latching to your breast since he/she will be less likely to lose latch while you position the second pillow. Position second pillow and and bring your other infant to your breast. Often, something as simple as a firm pillow on your lap will support babies and once one child is latched, the arm cradling that child still has enough freedom to assist in getting the second child into position.
Will the use of a nursing pillow, like a Boppy, interfere with my use of the Breast Support Pillow?
Not at all. UpSpring Breast Pillow supports the breast while nursing - NOT the infant which is what other pillows do. UpSpring Breast Pillow lifts your breast and helps ensure proper latching so your infant can nurse while you are hands free. My lactation consultant (LC) suggested I use a rolled up towel to keep my breast up while nursing.
How is this pillow different?
Prior to the UpSpring Breast Support Pillow, LCs didn’t have other options as a solution for supporting and lifting their breast while simultaneously getting their infant to latch correctly. There are several reasons why the rolled up towel is not effective. First, the towel will flatten with the weight of the breast and you’ll go back to having to hold your breast in position to nurse. Second, towels can be irritating to your skin, can cause pressure and can fall out easily. UpSpring Breast Support Pillow is made of an eco-friendly memory foam which has no off-gassing and a level surface to support entire length of the breast. It doesn’t lose its shape, and won’t fall out because of the soft tactile texture that keeps it securely in place.
How do I wash the pillow?
Each pillow comes with a removable slipcover that is machine washable and can quickly air dry. Do NOT put in the dryer. The pillow is made of memory foam and should not be put in the washing machine. It can, however, be wiped down with a baby wipe or slightly damp sponge. My breast size is fluctuating.