Maternity belts are not the same as belly bands and extenders which are more to help you wear what you want for a while. Maternity belts on the other hand are more to provide relief and provide uterus support and help keep the baby off the pelvis.
When you need to provide relief to your cracked and raw skin, you choose a good, rich moisturizer to help you with. When you are pregnant or start nursing and pumping, chances are your nipples can become chapped, sore, itchy or even bleed at times. At such times you will require a soothing nipple cream to provide relief.
It helps make your breastfeeding journey more comfortable, helps with your posture and helps you find a good position to feed your baby.
Key benefits of using a breastfeeding pillow:
Eases the strain on your back, neck and arms during breastfeeding
Comforts and supports the baby to feel more secure
Gives baby easier access to your breast as it raises the height the baby is at
Whether you like to think of your stretch marks as your tiger stripes or whether you would ideally have a minimal amount on your tummy, most mums and mums-to-be have some stretch marks during pregnancy. They can appear anywhere on your body, from your belly to your thighs, your breasts or your buttocks and can be multiple colors – angry red, purple or just a dull light color.
According to most doctors, a big role on whether you get stretch marks or not depends on your genetics vs other factors but having said that, it really helps to keep your skin moisturized during pregnancy.
“When I was pregnant, one of the best buys that I treasure till date was my pregnancy pillow. Right as we hit the middle of the second trimester and the belly got slightly bigger, needing extra support under my tummy and behind my back became extremely important. Sleeping with it was the difference between a good night’s sleep and a restless night where I was constantly adjusting my position to be comfortable.