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
good pillow - i love the ability to keep it on when you stand up. I found these types of pillows much more helpful right at the beginning with my first kid, but didn't really need them long term. (Jun 26, 2014)
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.
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Being able to attach the nursing pillow to my body is crucial to keep my new mama arms from exhausting. Plus, my larger breast size was challenging to position and this pad was the only one that works
Nov 04, 2018
This was great for breastfeeding! I felt like I could walk around and do things while nursing my newborn. However, nursing didn’t last long for us, so I can’t say how it is for older babies.
Oct 07, 2018
The pillow was a necessity after baby was born, but he outgrew it in just about couple months. Great support. You can move around the house while wearing it (without putting baby on it of course)
Apr 15, 2018
Gives great support for baby and me. The adjustable waist strap let's make it as tight as I'd like with the function pocket in front for my phone when I need to be mobile and hold the baby
Nov 15, 2017
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