There are a few must have items for a new breastfeeding mom and one of those is a supportive nursing pillow. When baby is still so tiny and can’t support them self at all it really helps to be able to have a pillow help you and let you figure out how to comfortable breastfeed. My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow is the #1 choice of lactation consultants and millions of moms worldwide. And for good reason!
My Brest Friend has many advantages over crescent shaped nursing pillows. With the wrap around design it has built in back support to help prevent “nursing back” pain. The clip also prevents sliding of the pillow to help keep baby in the correct position (great for when baby starts to get wriggly too!). There is a pocket on the front which can hold all of your nursing essentials whether it be a water bottle, nipple cream or a toy for baby to hold once they are old enough.
My Brest Friend is much firmer than other nursing pillows. This helps to create less chance of baby rolling and moving the pillow. Though it is a firm foam, it is also very comfortable and gives baby nice support. The cover is completely removable and washable and comes in a large variety of colors and prints. The strap clips with a buckle for easy on-off but is also adjustable with velcro to accomodate different sized women and be comfortable for c-section mamas.
I was excited to compare using the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow because I have only ever used a very cushion-y crescent shaped one. When first using the pillow I suggest having the clip closed and adjusting to your waist with the velcro to get a comfortable fit. After that you can use the clip to take it on and off. One thing I immediately noticed and found comfortable was that because it secures around your body you can move the pillow up and down which is great for longer torsos since you have to do less slouching to get baby at the level of your nipple. There is also a soft ridge on either side of the pillow for baby’s head to be slightly elevated. It is a great pillow to help new moms and babies get the hang of proper positioning to ensure a correct latch.
Both my daughter and I found My Brest Friend to be extremely comfortable. And I honestly wish I had had it from the very beginning because it offers so much help with positioning, especially for moms who are learning to breastfeed for the first time!
My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow can be purchased online through their website and on Amazon.com. You can also find it at local retailers including Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Wal-Mart, and more!
My Brest Friend is generously giving away on of their nursing pillows to one you Milk Makin’ Mamas! This giveaway will run from 8/11 at 12am EST through 8/25 at 11:59pm EST and is open to United States residents.
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