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My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow

Baby Bump: My Brest Friend

My Brest Friend ($35 - $45) may not be your best friend forever, but we can pretty much guarantee that it will be your best friend for a while. Created by a man, it's a blessing for new mothers.
It is a cushion that has an adjustable strap to snap around your waist and serve as a platform to rest your baby on while you nurse. It also has a pocket to hold bottles, nail clippers, or your remote control. And because all babies spit up every now and then, it comes with a machine washable slipcover. If you can afford the splurge, go for the $45 plush version with the Velcro strap.

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orangeflower orangeflower 8 years
the walking around aspect of use sounds pretty convenient. I'd never thought of that. I was going to ask what the diff. was between this and the boppy,but now I see. Hmm, well I already got a boppy pillow from my registry (eeks, I cheated!) so, I guess we're going w/ that one!
LaPerla2 LaPerla2 8 years
I had a c-section 2 mos ago. My son weighed 9lbs 13 ounces and the breastfriend was/is a lifesaver! I don't clip it all the time, and it still stays. It helps support my lower back, and my elbows while breast feeding. My son now weighs 15 pounds and I still use it. I like how firm it is and how high it holds him. Otherwise I'm bent over. Never tried the boppy. However, this I really like because I can actually walk around the house with it strapped on, and carry him with both arms, which only comes in handy if I need to move from sofa to chair or from one room to another in a hurry and only have my two hands to depend on.
matthews-mom matthews-mom 8 years
This is good for smaller babies. My son was 9 pounds, 3 oz's and very long. We didn't use it for very long. I like the design though.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Fantastic, I was hoping there would be some compare and contrast in the comments about the boppy. I used that with my first son and had registered for another one even though I did see the breastfriend. I had such a hard time nursing 9 years ago and hope that it goes better this time.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
My sister preferred the Brest Friend because of the storage. She has twins and liked the ease of tucking stuff into it like the remote. :)
babysugar babysugar 8 years
Greggie - You are right about the Boppy being versatile. I actually used both - I was given both as presents. I liked the BrestFriend for the early stages and then the Boppy as she got older. It's hard to choose between the two.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
When it comes to these pillows, I prefer the Boppy for ease. The Brest Friend involves clipping it into place, adjusting it, etc. The Boppy you just pop on and you're done. But I can't do either for breatfeeding because they sit on my c-section incision and cause more problems than they're worth. What I generally use the Boppy for is floor time - it's a GREAT support for baby to sit, or to rest on their belly. The Brest Friend doesn't allow for that.
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