The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is threatening to significantly change nursing pillows or even remove them from the market entirely.
Why? We know that safe sleep is a priority for CPSC and the agency has warned parents not to use nursing pillows for sleep in the past. But we have serious concerns whether an attempt to regulate important nursing products based on a risk of misuse will have a measurable impact on sleep-related incidents.
Instead, the CPSC’s action is expected to have unintended consequences, including a negative impact on breastfeeding rates, which the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have been trying to promote and increase for years.