My Brest Friend was developed in a laboratory of new moms, babies, and breastfeeding experts who set out to create a pillow whose sole purpose was to answer all the needs of breastfeeding moms and babies. 50 prototypes and a global patent later, the pillow is loaded with features moms love:
-Wrap around design secures to the body helping mom and baby maintain positioning and latch-on -Back rest helps you maintain good posture during feeding and prevents sore back and neck -Firm, flat cushion keeps baby from rolling -Adjustable, silent-release strap fits Moms or Dads comfortably and unlatches without waking baby -Arm and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress -Convenient Pocket keeps water bottles, burp cloths, phone, and other items within reach (toy in picture not included)
what parents are saying
I absolutely love this pillow. Comfy for baby and saves my arms! (Jun 10, 2017)
The My Brest Friend Pillow is the number one pick among lactation consultants to help moms gets the hang of breastfeeding. It wraps all the way around the waist for optimal back support, helps to correct Mom’s posture while feeding, and won’t shift around. It’s wide enough for baby to lay comfortably and there’s a storage pocket for your water bottle or phone. Others note it’s wonderful for moms who’ve had a c-section.
The Catch: Some moms have a love-hate relationship with this pillow--so try to borrow a friend’s first before buying.
More of what we look for in baby gear by checking out our Editors' Picks!
This pillow is much more comfortable in the front when nursing. However, the back support part bothered me when sitting in the rocker. This worked better for me when I was on the couch or bed.
Nov 08, 2017
LOVE this pillow. Really liked the back support and being able to buckle it so that it stayed in place. Way better than the Boppy. Husband also liked it while holding baby! Also, the pocket is great.
Oct 27, 2017
It's easy to use for the mom, but I feel like the pillow is not soft enough. It's fine when the baby is small and can't move, but as they grow bigger the pillow needs to be more snug and "plush."
Oct 12, 2017
I felt more like a hot dog vendor. Can't just plop down on a chair, you have to "put it on" every time with the piece that goes behind your back. I also don't like how the pillow was stiff. Not comfy!
Oct 03, 2017
Was too awkward for us. Maybe due to having small breasts? It ended up just sitting in the closet and being a waste of money. The LC I worked with even recommended I feed without and she loves them.
Sep 25, 2017
this is definitely better for nursing than the boppy, but keep in mind that it isn't really meant to be a rest for the baby, but rather a rest for you while holding the baby for best positioning/latch
Aug 08, 2017
Purchased after using my best friend's in the early days. Used only for a couple weeks tho. Possibly due to the fact I only breastfed on one side (had a mastectomy). Lifesaver to many friends though!
Jul 25, 2017
I only used it with my first baby. It provided support, but I never could figure out the clip quickly so I ended up mostly using a pillow for support in getting a good latch. Now it collects dust.
May 14, 2017
This pillow provides great support and is firm in the right places! I used it to nurse in the hospital. I wish covers were easier to find, however, and that the straps adjusted much larger.
May 13, 2017
This is one of the best breastfeeding pillow out there. I have both the boppy and this and the brest friend is better at supporting your back and for baby to stay in place while breastfeeding.
Mar 02, 2017
When our baby was first born I used this because of the clip to secure the pillow in place. Since then it's my go to for the lumbar support and the pocket is so handy for my phone and water bottle.
Feb 15, 2017
I really enjoyed this breastfeeding pillow, however i expected it to bemore supportive than i found it. On the plus side it buckled to me and i didn't have to keep adjusting like other pillows.
Feb 09, 2017