There are tons of ways mothers can use Boppy pillows:
1) Nursing support
Find a comfortable spot where you can sit with your back well-supported, and wrap the Boppy around your waist. Place your baby on their side on the Boppy so that they’re facing your body, and bring their mouth even with the breast you plan to nurse from. If it’s not aligned, hold the baby’s head and upper torso in your arm to cradle them close to your breast while resting your arm on the boppy. Nurse your baby. Do not lower your torso or breast down to your baby. If the baby is not positioned high enough, raise them by adding another pillow for support below the Boppy, or lift them with your arms. You may also use the Boppy in conjunction with the football hold. In this hold, the baby will be positioned along the side of your body (with their feet pointing toward your back).
2) Bottle feeding
First, sit in a comfortable position where your back is supported. Then, take the Boppy and put it around your waist before placing your baby on it so they are resting on their back. Next, use one arm to hold up your baby’s head and upper body while you feed them with the bottle held in your free hand.
3) Sitting aid
Place the Boppy Pillow on the floor (not on a couch, chair, or any elevated surface). Center the baby in the “C” shape of the pillow so that its back is against its curve and its legs are pointing toward the opening. As the baby grows stronger, it will be able to sit up with less support. To adjust the Boppy, move the ends of the pillow toward each other so that the baby is cradled on both sides. As the baby gains strength and confidence, you can move the ends of the Boppy away from them, so they are not as tightly supported. Always watch your baby while they use the Boppy Pillow in this position. If your baby falls over, quickly move them or take them out of the Boppy. Keep in mind, babies can lift themselves up if they’re stuck somewhere and can’t breathe properly.