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The Cushie Pushie is made for mothers by a mother. It is a pillow designed to help nursing mothers gain the correct breast position for easier breastfeeding. This cushion pushes the breast upward in order to allow easy latching by the nursing baby, while maintaining correct positioning throughout the feeding.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow Giveaway on Goodies for Mom

In honor of the gigantic Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, the Cushie Pushie Company is giving away a Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow to one lucky winner on our sister site, Goodies for Mom.


Just visit our site, to view the Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow, then come to to Goodies for Mom to post a comment with the your favorite fabric and the size you'd like if you win. Deadline is February 1st at 9:00pm EST.

Don't forget to check out the site while you are here then head back over to Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, to join in the fun. There are tons of prices to be won!!!!!!

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Cushie Pushie Highlighted on Popular Baby Products

Logo LinkPopular Baby Products posted a really nice blog entry on the Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow today.

Check it out at http://www.popularbabyproducts.com/.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

by Katie Rose
Breastfeeding can be confusing the first time a new mother attempts it. Although it is one of the most natural things in the world and many mothers feel like they should be born knowing how to effectively nurse a child at the breast, it can be hard to know exactly what to do or how to do it. Here are some essential breastfeeding tips to discuss with your doctor or midwife.

Put the baby to the breast as early as possible - It is good to have your first breastfeeding session within an hour after giving birth, if possible. This is the time that the baby is alert after the activity and work of being born and the sucking instinct is strong. You will not be producing milk this early but your breasts contain colostrum, which is a thin milky fluid that contains important antibodies to disease. It is a perfect first food for your new sweetheart.

Offer frequent feedings - It is a good idea to try nursing your baby every two to three hours. This can help keep your breasts soft and aid in the prevention of engorgement. Pay close attention to your baby for signs of hunger - changes in facial expressions, sucking sounds or lip movements are usually good clues that he is getting hungry. By keeping an eye out for these signs you can learn the cues to help anticipate your baby’s hunger so you can start nursing before he is too hungry. A hungry baby can be too impatient to latch on correctly and if your breasts are engorged from waiting too long between feedings you may be sensitive to his touch. Breastfeeding on cue will actually help stimulate your breasts to produce more milk - the breasts make more milk based on the stimulation received by breastfeeding. Carrying your baby in a baby sling can help foster more frequent and convenient feeding as well as give a wonderful closeness for both mom and baby.

Practice good positioning - Having the right positioning for breastfeeding is one of the most important aspects in avoiding nipple soreness. You should use your hand to support the infant’s neck. His mouth should be open wide with the lips puckered out, not folded in. Your nipple should go back as far into his or her mouth as possible. Many hospitals provide lactation consultants to mothers who choose to breast feed. If you do not take advantage of this in the hospital, or need a refresher once you get home, you can get help finding proper positioning by asking a nurse, midwife, lactation consultant or other experienced mother for some help breastfeeding. La Leche League is a nationwide network for breastfeeding support and is in many communities.

Nipple relief - Some women get sore nipples when they first begin breastfeeding and others have no problems at all. Most of the times the discomfort can be remedied by better positioning. If your nipples start to become very sore try this - after each time you nurse, rub a small amount of breast milk on and around each nipple and allow it to air dry. This can help prevent cracking (which can lead to infection). In cases where your nipples do crack, coat them with breast milk, vitamin E oil, or lanolin to help them heal. The lanolins sold for breastfeeding are usually fine to leave on with no concerns for the baby at the next feeding - but be aware that some babies can have allergic reactions to certain moisturizing agents, so ask a doctor or lactation consultant what is best. Proper positioning is the number one factor in avoiding sore nipples.

Be on the lookout for breast infections - If you experience a fever or painful lumps and redness in your breasts, you should seek medical attention immediately. Abscesses can develop quickly and need medical treatment.

Postpone using artificial nipples - Some experts say that if you are going to be breastfeeding your baby you should avoid introducing pacifiers or other artificial nipples too early. Artificial nipples require the baby to use a different sucking action than human nipples do and may hinder breastfeeding efforts - often referred to as “nipple confusion.” It is usually best to try to wait until after about two weeks of successful breastfeeding before introducing any pacifier or bottles.

Supplements are not needed - Unless your doctor says otherwise, there is usually no need to supplement breastfeeding with sugar water or formula. Breast milk is made especially for babies and is a perfect source of nutrition - it is also full of helpful antibodies. Although there have been many advances in formulas, they do not have the same nutritional complexity of your breast milk and may interfere with the baby’s appetite for breastfeeding and lead to a diminished milk supply. If you worry that you are not making enough milk, breastfeeding your baby more often will cause you to produce more milk. If you think your baby is not getting enough to eat or is losing weight, consult your doctor for advice on whether supplementation is necessary and to ensure that there are no other problems.

Avoid engorgement - When breastfeeding first begins you will be producing a lot of milk. This can make you breasts large, swollen, hard and painful. You can help to ease this engorgement by breastfeeding frequently or expressing some milk with a hand pump or electric pump until your body adjusts to produce only as much as your baby needs. You can also help relieve the pain by applying warm, wet compresses or taking warm baths. Some over-the-counter pain relievers may help, but consult your doctor before taking any sort of drug, since it may be passed through your milk to the baby.

Stay healthy - A breastfeeding mom needs to eat a healthy diet in order to produce nutritional milk. Ask your doctor about increased calorie intake to ensure that both you and baby get all of the nutrition you need. Most likely you will need an extra 500 calories a day. It is very important to drink enough water and clear fluids when breastfeeding so you do not get dehydrated. Avoid drugs, alcohol, caffeine and smoke.

With support and persistence, breastfeeding can be a simple and pleasurable way to feed your child. Do not be afraid to ask for assistance from your doctor, nurse, lactation consultant or midwife - successful breastfeeding depends heavily on education and practice.

©2005 Katie Rose Kids Clothing Toys and Unique Keepsake Gifts

About the author:
Katie Rose is the owner of Katie Rose Kids at http://www.katierosekids.com - an online boutique for clothing, toys and unique gifts for preemies, infants, toddlers, preschoolers and moms too. They have Diaper Cakes, a very popular baby shower gift, as well as bath accessories, baby slings, books, decor, educational toys and personalized clothes, blankets and keepsake gifts.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Short Takes Mentions Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow

The Cushie Pushie got a very nice mention in the Short Takes Blog produced by the Nielson Company. Check it out at http://shorttakesblog.brandweek.com/2008/01/find-a-need-and.html

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

First Organic Cotton Breast Support Pillow Now Available for Eco-conscious Breastfeeding Moms

A unique organic cotton breast support pillow is now available for eco-conscious breastfeeding moms whose New Year’s Resolution is to “Go Green.” The Cushie PushieTM Organic is produced from 100% organic cotton flannel and 100% organic cotton batting. This is the first product of its kind to provide breast support for breastfeeding mothers made from organic materials.

What is a Cushie Pushie Organic Breast Support Pillow?
The soft, eco-friendly pillow pushes the breast upward in order to allow easy latching on by the nursing child, while maintaining correct breast positioning throughout the feeding. By keeping the breast pushed up, it also frees one hand from continually supporting the breast while nursing. It allows one-handed breastfeeding for busy moms who are continually multi-tasking, even while nursing. This product is particular helpful for larger breasted moms or moms whose breast lack the elasticity they once had. It is a toxin free, natural, safe, healthy alternative for breastfeeding moms who need some extra support. According to the Mama Speaks website, “Mama's with a little "more" to offer will appreciate this little lifter.”

The rich natural heavy 8 oz. organic cotton flannel and soft cotton batting are produced without the use of pesticides and fertilizers in the USA. Many of the most expensive pillows produced are made in part from organic cotton.

What Are Mothers Saying About The Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow?
According to a Kentucky mother of three, “My Cushie Pushie Breast Pillow has been a life saver! It really makes breastfeeding SO much easier these days! I wish it had been around with my first two babies! I love the fact that it is completely washable...I would say this is a must have product for any breastfeeding moms who have larger breasts.”

Another breastfeeding mother from Illinois says, “I've just found the best nursing support pillow around. It positions you so that you can actually nurse using just one hand.”

In addition, a new mom from Canada states, “The breast pillow is actually quite cool to use...The pillow takes up that extra room between your elbow and the baby's head so that you can comfortably hold the baby firmly to your breast with only one arm.”

About Cushie Pushie Company
The Cushie Pushie Company is headquartered in Lawrenceville, NJ. A working mother of two, Lois Whittaker is the owner of the company and inventor of the Cushie PushieTM. With a goal to make breastfeeding easier for new as well as experience moms, the Cushie Pushie Company aims to provide a quality product at a reasonable cost.

For more information, visit http://www.cushiepushie.com.
For additional press information, visit http://www.cushiepushie.com/press.htm.