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How do I Choose the Best Breastfeeding Stool?

Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers

If you intend to exclusively breastfeed your baby, it is important to be comfortable since you will likely be sitting with your infant for several hours a day. If you already have a glider, rocking chair, or just a cozy couch to sit on, you can add a breastfeeding stool to enhance your comfort. One of the first details to think about is the color, as you should choose one that complements your baby's nursery. You should also consider whether you want grips on the top to keep your feet from sliding. Finally, make sure that the breastfeeding stool you choose is at the best height for you, or is at least adjustable so that you can truly get comfortable.

Breastfeeding tools like this one come in various shades, allowing you to choose one that best matches the room that you plan to put it in. For example, a nursery with a cherry wood crib and changing table can be improved with the addition of a matching breastfeeding stool. Similarly, a living room full of brightly colored décor may look best with a red or blue stool in front of a couch or chair. Additionally, you can customize the stool by purchasing a plan wooden one and painting your own design on it.

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Some breastfeeding stools include grips on the top surface so that your feet do not slip. This feature is especially important if you intend to use a glider or rocking chair with the stool, as you may have trouble pushing off with your feet to go backward if they constantly slide off. On the other hand, some women find the grips uncomfortable for bare feet, so consider whether you are likely to wear socks or slippers while you breastfeed, as the grips may be fine for you if this is the case.

Of course, the comfort that an ergonomic breastfeeding stool provides often depends on its height. Having a stool that is too high or low for the chair you are using can defeat the purpose of this product. Therefore, consider measuring the proper height for an appropriate footrest before you buy a breastfeeding stool. Some stools on the market are even adjustable, allowing you to move the top surface with your feet until you are comfortable. This is usually the best option if you plan to use the stool with a few different seats, as you may breastfeed on the couch one day while watching TV, and use a glider in the nursery the next.

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