Disclosure: A Momma T and Family staffer received a product in order to facilitate a review.
I have 3 kids and out of those 3 I was able to breastfeed 2 of them, with my daughter I was never comfortable while nursing, either my back would hurt or my legs would fall asleep or my arms would get tired. No matter what position I tried, it was not comfortable. After checking nursing pillow reviews, I went to the local store and purchased one of those nursing pillows and a cute little cover for it. I felt confident that my uncomfortable nursing days were soon to be over but boy, was I wrong! What a waste of money the pillow makes a better head rest for my 9 year old son than it did for my nursing sessions. I was frustrated and disappointed.
This time around, The kind people over at My Brest Friend sent me one of their nursing pillows to try. I was a little weary at first I thought this is going to be just like the other pillow I had purchased but, I thought I would give it a shot. My pillow came and I immediately felt this time would be different. The cover on the My Brest Friend nursing pillow is so plush and cuddly, it makes me want to lay on it and go to sleep.
Check out the description from the My Brest Freind website:
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
All the benefits of our original pillow, plus:
- Extra soft baby-plush fabric
- Double-featured strap with Velcro and silent-release buckle for easy, one-hand use
- Slipcover stays fresh through dozens of washes
I was super excited to try this nursing pillow but when it arrived my little one was napping so I was forced to wait, but while I did I tried the pillow out alone. I like how firm the pillow is, it holds its shape and doesn’t sink in when pressure is applied to it like so many other pillows I have seen. I think this is a great feature because my little man tends to fall asleep on the pillow and I generally just leave him there, so I don’t have to worry about SIDS while he sleeps on the pillow. (before we go all crazy I want to disclose I am sitting there with him the whole time, I do not leave my baby unattended on the nursing pillow).
The pillow also has a great little feature, the back rest. When you clip the pillow around you the back rest sits nicely at your lower back and helps you to keep a good posture so your back muscles are not strained creating back aches. The other feature I love about this is the handy and easy to reach pocket, this is great for binkies, burp rags, a water bottle for you, or even a bag of trail mix, pretty much anything that you would need while nursing you can shove into this nifty little pocket.
Finally, the time came to test this out with my baby, I was thrilled I strapped it on and laid my baby in position and began our nursing session. He fit perfectly, he even had a little head rest which helped him to nurse better and latch on easier, in my opinion. We didn’t have to fight like we did with our old nursing pillow. I have moved this pillow to my bedroom as of recently, I nurse while in bed and my arms get so sore and tired from holding a nursing baby for hours, with the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow I no longer get sore arms or back, I am as comfortable as ever. I love how easy this is to put on and use, we all know at 3am the last thing we want as sleep deprived moms is a hassle dealing with the nursing pillow.
I was given the light green colored pillow but they have so many others to choose from such as fireworks deluxe or lilac deluxe, maybe the green paisley deluxe is more your style? Whatever you choose you will love your new nursing pillow! Head on over to their site today to order yours & don’t forget these make wonderful baby shower gifts whether the new mom is breastfeeding or bottle feeding this pillow is ideal for all new moms!
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