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Using Crescent-Shaped Pillow Improves Nursing Rates in Hospitals

July 1, 2011


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Using Crescent-Shaped Pillow Improves Nursing Rates in Hospitals

Using Crescent-Shaped Pillow Improves Nursing Rates in Hospitals


July 1, 2011

Contact: Kate Devlin




The Boppy® HC Pillow, a crescent-shaped pillow, is specifically designed

for healthcare use to support mom and baby during feeding.

GOLDEN, Colo. (July 1, 2011) – At the recent 2011 AWHONN show, The Boppy Company, makers of the award-winning Boppy® Feeding and Infant Support Pillow, unveiled a new study that shows using a crescent-shaped nursing pillow, like the Boppy® HC Pillow, in hospitals increases nursing success.

The recently-conducted study showed 51 percent of moms that didn’t use a crescent-shaped nursing pillow left the hospital successfully nursing, while 71 percent of moms that used a crescent-shaped nursing pillow in the hospital left successfully nursing. Therefore, there is a significant difference in nursing success when using a crescent-shaped nursing pillow.*

“The Boppy HC Pillow provides support for mom and baby right from the beginning by helping mom be more comfortable when feeding baby in the hospital,” said Nancy Bartley, CEO of The Boppy Company. “Since a majority of new moms intend to breastfeed, we are excited to offer a product that is proven to help new moms achieve their goal of nursing success.”

Created specifically for healthcare use, the durable, wipeable Boppy HC Pillow has a comfortable ergonomic design to ease strain on mom and provide comfort for her newborn.  At the same time, this sanitary pillow addresses the infection control issues of healthcare facilities. Boppy® Disposable Slipcovers are also available for the HC Pillow. Simple and soft, these covers fit the Boppy feeding pillow with an easy tab closure.  The water-repellant fabric comfortably protects the HC Pillow and is latex-free. For more information, visit

*Boppy Birth Mom Research Study, March 2011. N=500 birth moms – with babies 12 months or under in age. Statistical difference at 99% confidence level.

About The Boppy Company

The Boppy Company makes the award-winning Boppy Feeding and Infant Support Pillow which has been voted the number one baby product by American Baby magazine a record eight times. Created by mom inventor Susan Brown, the Boppy Pillow has become a “must have” in today’s nurseries.  In addition to the Boppy Pillow, The Boppy Company’s family of products includes: the Total Body Pillow for prenatal/postnatal moms, Newborn Loungers and the new SlideLine® Collection play products, which were recently awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. The Boppy Company is based in Golden, Colorado, and is dedicated to providing comfortable support for moms and babies. For more information, visit The Boppy Company is now a part of The Artsana Group, makers of Chicco branded infant products. Learn more at and

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