Frequently Asked Questions
What is it made of?
The wedge is made of high-density memory foam. It’s eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, and is made from food-based oil, not petroleum-based foam. The removable cover is made of machine-washable fabric.
75% cotton, 25% polyester
How do I wash the Wedge?
Each Wedge comes with a removable slipcover that is machine washable and can quickly air dry. Do NOT put in the dryer. The Wedge is made of memory foam and should not be put in the washing machine. It can, however, be wiped down with a baby wipe or slightly damp sponge.
Can it be used with a "baby-supporting" breastfeeding pillow?
Yes! The Nursing Wedge is a great complement to these types of pillows. While these products support the baby during nursing, the Nursing Wedge provides support for the breast so that moms don’t have to hold and support their breasts themselves.
Can I use it for nursing twins?
If you are nursing your infants simultaneously, you would ideally need to have two Wedges. Place Wedge under breast, bring the infant that has “mastered” latching to your breast since he/she will be less likely to lose latch while you position the second Wedge. Position second Wedge and and bring your other infant to your breast.
Often, something as simple as a firm pillow on your lap will support babies and once one child is latched, the arm cradling that child still has enough freedom to assist in getting the second child into position.
My lactation consultant suggested I use a rolled up towel. How is this different?
Prior to the the Nursing Wedge, LCs didn’t have other options as a solution for supporting and lifting their breast while simultaneously getting their infant to latch correctly.
There are several reasons why the rolled up towel is not effective.
First, the towel will flatten with the weight of the breast and you’ll go back to having to hold your breast in position to nurse.
Second, towels can be irritating to your skin, can cause pressure and can fall out easily.
The Nursing Wedge is made of an eco-friendly memory foam which has no off-gassing and a level surface to support entire length of the breast. It doesn’t lose its shape, and won’t fall out because of the soft tactile texture that keeps it securely in place.
Is the Wedge disposable?
No. The Nursing Wedge is made of high-density foam and the cover is made of machine-washable fabric.