By LISA ZAGAROLI
January 01, 2006
WASHINGTON - When new moms have difficulty getting their arms in the right position to breastfeed their babies, Rebecca Garcia steps in with nursing aids that often solve the problem. So the lactation consultant from Walla Walla, Wash., was stunned to learn that one of her most popular nursing cushions was pulled from the market by a government agency that decided it could be a suffocation risk to sleeping babies. 'It'd be hard to get a baby to balance on that thing even if you were to try to,' said Garcia. 'It seemed like a bogus threat.' The Boston Billow hadn't been linked with any injuries or deaths when it was recalled in 2004. But the Consumer Product Safety Commission decided the 'nursing pillow' was too similar in design to an 'infant pillow' that was associated with baby deaths more than 15 years ago..."