Insert your arm into the hole and slide it up to elbow height or where your baby’s head normally rests.
Match your baby’s head to the hole in the centre of the pillow, so the pressure is distributed evenly across the whole skull.
During breastfeeding, the baby remains in the same position, pressing its little head against the mother’s arm, for a long time. This position could lead to positional Plagiocephaly or worsen an existing one. For this reason it is a good idea to prevent Plagiocephaly at any time of the day, even during breastfeeding.
Of course, when using artificial feeding the baby’s head always remains in a supine position and often the mother’s arms are not alternated. This behaviour can lead to an increased chance of positional Plagiocephaly, which is why KPHB is even more useful in this case.
Of course, Koala Hugs is a useful support for the mother, to avoid tilting her back towards the baby during breastfeeding, but it cannot give the right support to the baby’s head, which must still rest on the mother’s arm. Here comes KPH Breastfeeding to the rescue!
The pillow is completely removable and is sold with a second pillowcase, so you can wash the pillowcase but not the pillow, please note that memory foam is not washable in water.
Of course, Koala Perfect Head Breastfeeding is suitable for use during natural breastfeeding, artificial breastfeeding, in the rugby position or lying down. It really does adapt to every need.
No, we do not recommend replacing KPH with KPHB, and here’s why:
- Koala Perfect Head Breastfeeding should be used under adult supervision because of the double layer of fabric that allows it to be worn, while with Koala Perfect Head you can let your baby sleep peacefully because its memory foam is perforated and anti-suffocation.
- The hole of the Koala Perfect Head Breastfeeding is larger than that of the Koala Perfect Head, to allow the pillow to fold during breastfeeding. The Koala Perfect Head is smaller and the memory foam is thicker and more supportive, making it more suitable for prolonged sleep.
In the first month of life, breastfeeding takes place every 2-3 hours and lasts 20-40 minutes. This means that we breastfeed our baby for about 5 to 6 hours a day.
During breastfeeding (or during artificial feeding) the baby’s head rests on the arm (which is a hard, uneven surface) creating localised pressure. This pressure over such a long period of time can cause, or aggravate, plagiocephaly.