I bought this because I thought if I don't use it as a feeding pillow it will at least be good as a pregnancy pillow. I've found the opposite - it was useless as a pregnancy pillow because my knees still came together or it would slip in the wrong direction. When my baby was newborn, the pillow was not helpful for breastfeeding. But now, at about 7 weeks, it is great, because he is getting too heavy to hold in my arms and he just lays on the pillow and I can feed him without (mostly) having to hold him - I just keep an arm on the pillow to make...sure he doesn't roll off. I can read books on my phone whilst he feeds. It would be nice to have a pillow that goes right around my waist, but I appreciate that this is more compact. Compact and I like that it is thicker on one side than the other Not good as a pregnancy pillow, as a breastfeeding pillow it does slip away from me a bit
After fluffing around with pillows from home, I had finally sucked it up and bought a double Milk Bar. I thought the single would pretty much be like using another pillow from home. It was a very good height for me and my baby but he has now kinda of outgrown it. He became too big at 4 months. However, I still occasionally use it to prop him up. I love how it's so versatile and can be used to seat him up and to feed him. It's got a removable case for easy washing. The belt is good as it keeps it stationary but it comes loose very easily and it'...s not super easy to buckle. Hard to explain. I have to turn it around so I can buckle in front of me and then turn it back around. Too much time fussing around the buckle and bubs isn't usually very patient to wait! Overall a great investment though! I'm sure I can use it as a body pillow when I decide to get pregnant again. easy on my back, good height for a long time and eased tension in my back, versatile, removable case, can be used to prop bub up and as body pillow. expensive but usually can find good deals, loose belt and hard to buckle, became too big for my bub when he turned 4 months
I found the milk bar useful! particularly when trying to establish breastfeeding it was good to have 2 hands available in order to get baby attached correctly. I took it into hospital with me and i found it to be very helpful, especially with LONG feeds lasting over 40 minutes initially. I used it for the first few months until my baby was competent at feeding and i had more confidence in holding my baby in my arms while feeding. I would recommend a breastfeeding pillow to any mother to be, and the fact that this pillow is contoured, firm but a...lso comfortable for the baby is a big plus. I may actually go get it out now and see if it's still good for my 14 month old who is still feeding. reasonably portable, nice looking, firm enough for baby, removable cover. I only found it necessary for the first few months, can be expensive, unless you find a good special.
I have used this pillow alot and prefer it to other feeding pillows I have tried. It is not as bulky as other feeding pillows and therefore is a little more versatile. I actually use it more to support my arm when I am feeding than to lie the baby across it, I find regular cushions/pillows were too soft and didn't provide the necessary support. Having said that I only use it when I am feeding in the nursery chair, I use regular cushions when feeding elsewhere (on the lounge etc)
Like all feeding pillows they are not really essential for breast...
I love this pillow, it comfortably holds the baby at the right height for feeding and frees both of my hands to do other things. He frequently falls asleep on it - so I guess he finds it comfortable also!
You have to line-dry the cover which is impractical for an item you need so constantly and for a baby, the piping shrank and a replacement cover is 1/2 the cost of a new pillow.
It avoids backache from feeding, the handle makes it very portable. I like the colours it comes in too.
The cover is not tumble dryer safe and expensive to replace.
After using bed pillows to prop up my first baby, I bought this for #2 to help with breastfeeding. Great product and compact & easy to carry. Which makes travelling and weekend trips a bliss. Cover comes off for washing, and can be used after baby is bigger as a bolster to cuddle :-). Great colours to choose from too. Will recommend this to anyone!
Easy to carry around and contours to body for easy fit
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