The Butterfly Support is a positioning system that prevents head and neck
injuries in premature infants due to improper positioning. Its single
cushion supports the spine without applying excessive pressure, and has
the ability to modify its uses depending on the situation. The Butterfly
consists of a central section with two wing-shaped extremities on both
sides and a rounded "head" at the top. Each section is flexible with the
ability to fold under the middle to create ideal support for the user.
The Butterfly is typically used in neo-natal wards and intensive care units in
the treatment of several conditions including: torticollis, plagiocephaly
(flat-head syndrome), asymmetrical tonic neck reflex and head and neck
hyperextension. The cushion has the ability to hold an infant on it's left
or right side and in the prone (stomach) or supine (back) position.
Outside of the hospital, The Butterfly can be used with people of all ages
for head and neck support as well as with nursing mothers and their
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