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
Loved the back support. For a while, my baby was too little for this to support her in my lap on its own. I ended up putting another pillow under it for the first couple months. (Apr 21, 2016)
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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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
This is ONLY way I was able to nurse my son while sitting up. He has an oral aversion & since this pillow "buckles on", I was able to hold him & my breast to position ourself without pillow shifting.
Jan 14, 2017
Life saver! I was having a hard time getting my baby to latch, this pillow is a miricle. The three different bumps for the baby's head to rest made it easy to latch and gave my back a rest! Must have!
Dec 30, 2016
I love it so much I actually have two. One for upstairs and one for downstairs! It is supportive and hold baby in the proper spinal alignment to support a good latch. I tell people all the time
Dec 28, 2016
This is seriously MY BEST FRIEND. I couldn't have started out as a new mom without this and it gives the best support out of any nursing pillow I've tried. Don't like the velcro--snags my swaddles. :(
Dec 13, 2016
This is a great pillow! It stays in place while feeding, provides lumbar support, and lines right up with your stomach. Preferred it to other pillows and definitely great for a first time mom!
Nov 16, 2016
After having a C-Section this was the only thing that was story and comfortable for me to feed my baby. I had a hard time with other pillow until my doctor recommended this one to me. This is a must!
Oct 14, 2016
Have had this for 3 years now. Only complaint I have is that the cover is super faded, which happened after the first wash. But this is super comfortable and the pillow itself is sturdy, even now.
Oct 05, 2016
I have a love/hate relationship with MBF, but it does what it's supposed to do and it's pretty sturdy. It is a little bulky so on quiet night time feeds, I prefer my boppy. But MBF does get used!
Oct 04, 2016
This item is so much more better than the Bobby for nursing. I love that my son can lay comfortably on it without sinking into a hole. I love that it securely wraps around my back for support too.
Sep 23, 2016
Perfect for a newborn.Helps support the baby and comes up higher than most pillows.I was unsure about the back cushion at first but got used to it.A hassle to buckle and unbuckle but makes it stay put
Aug 16, 2016
This pillow is the best especially if you had a c-section. You can clip it on so up can move around and focus on holding baby and not hurting yourself. Washable cover, and comfortable to use.
Aug 08, 2016
Comfortable. Positions newborn at perfect height and baby can fall asleep nursing while you binge watch Netlix. Recommend covering it with a flannel pad & swaddle bc its hard to clean & relus is gross
Jun 24, 2016