Couldn't cope without it!!
I was unsure about buying as there is a lot of items marketed at new mums that are just not worth it. But I am so glad I did. I am not tied to using a particular chair to feed in; I comfortably feed in bed, on the lounge, in the kitchen and out of the house. People say it's expensive, but it's cheaper than a breast feeding chair that is stuck in one room. It has saved me getting a sore back and neck. I bought the twin pillow, even though I don't have twins. I recommend doing this. It is great how it straps around you, meaning I can move a bit (eg to give something to my toddler, grab phone/remote)and not have to reposition the pillow.
Absolutely perfect, I cannot live without it.
When I was pregnant, I was determined to breastfeed which led me to reading and researching countless brands of breastfeeding pillows where I stumbled upon Milkbar pillows by Fertile Mind. After reading up on comparisons between Milkbar vs other brands (Ergo/Mombo/My Breast Friend) I decided on Milkbar.
At first when my son was born (3.8kg & 51cm) he was light enough that I could support his weight just on my arms alone but he rapidly gained weight (just from breastfeeding!) and I started using everyday from his 1 week check up at 4.3kg. I ...take it with me where ever I go! I could go on and on about how much I love it to be honest! I absolutely recommend this to any new mums/parents looking to save the strain on their neck, shoulders, arms & back! Absolute lifesaver and I cannot live without it!
Love the milkbar
After having not used a breast feeding pillow for the first 5 weeks, I went to a friends house for dinner and she passed it to me to make myself comfy while I fed there and I loved it immediately. My baby was at the perfect height and fell asleep for hours on it the two times I fed there. Usually she won't sleep like that without it or propped on regular pillows. I felt like I had my arm free and while she was snoozing I had both arms free; I still like to have one arm under her head while I feed. She doesn't need it there but does help prop he...r that little bit more and also I feel like I should touch her a bit because breast feeding is so bonding I want her to still feel like she's being held. My friend takes this to cafes and to mums and bubs movie sessions, which I know I'll now do coz its always awkward to get her in a position without one. It's light and small so can be take. Anywhere easily and I can't wait to bring it around. I've just gotten my own after thinking I didn't need one, I really love it and even though my baby is really tall (off the charts..dads genes) I think she'll be able to use it for a while even if half her body hangs off it. I like the angle its on as well. Overall I recommend it! But know it won't suit all body types etc. I'm 5ft7 if that helps, it would work if I was a bit shorter or talked but super tall could be tricky and maybe super short.
I found this product extremely helpful. I have quite a long back and found that leaning forward all the time, or holding baby up to the breast, was creating a huge strain on my back, neck and shoulders. Initially, bub was so light she felt like she would just bounce off the pillow; in fact, I was a little annoyed that the Milk Bar wasn't as effective as I thought it would be. But by about 8 weeks she had gained enough weight that she was starting to sink into it beautifully and feeding became increasingly comfortable and- dare I say it- a nice ...break! I would also use this pillow when I took her to Mums and Bubs screenings at the movies, where she would sleep on the pillow in my arms. Have also used it on flights. I used this product solidly for a year. Have now passed it on to friends with a newborn. Totally plan to use it again, should we be blessed with another. P.S I also made an extra open-ended cover out of thick flannel, to easily slip on/slip off Milk Bar when spewed upon. Really helped with back and shoulder strain. Early on, other aspects of feeding were tricky, so it was nice not to have to worry about my back and shoulders as much. Would be good if it came with an additional thicker, easily removable and washable cover (it does come with a zip up cover). Babies spew a lot for the first few months, so the cover needs to be washed all the time and the spew can leak through the thin fabric of the cover onto the actual pillow.
I was on the verge of giving up feeding! I have large/heavy breasts & my baby was getting colic from bad latch & swallowing too much air, I had painful nipples, neck & back. I could not feed discretely either! Thanks to this wonderful design colic went, nipples repaired like in 2 days and I take it with me everywhere & I feed almost anywhere. My favourite baby product!
The shape, height, portability & durability. Excellent for feeding in car!
It was expensive but has paid for itself more than enough! I do feel sorry for women that truely cant afford it.
This was our life saver
I had a lot of problems getting comfortable breastfeeding until finding this pillow. I am quite tall and the number of bed pillows or sofa cushions required to keep my elbow supported and my babies shoulders (and body initially) at the right level was ridiculous and they kept slipping away. I bought a rival feeding pillow that had great reviews and found it too bulky and limited in positions of use.
The firm filling meant that once we were in a good position we stayed there. Soft sofa cushions/bed pillows/v pillows just meant we sank in and ove...
Must have item for new mums
Like alot of other new mums I thought breast feeding would come easily and I would be able to use any of the cushions I already had lying around at home.
I was so wrong!
After struggling for 3 months and never feeling truly comfortable I bought a Milkbar feeding pillow.
What a relief. I now feel so much more confident and comfortable with my breast feeding and take the pillow where ever we go.
Great product and worth every cent.
Firm supportive cushion. Contoured shape. Washable cover. Good size. Nice colours. Spare covers available.
Milkbar was a revelation for me
After a month of struggling with ordinary pillows and neither of us really getting comfortable, I was thrilled when hubby brought home a Milkbar. I find that I can rest my arms and it just puts little Amy in the right position. She attaches well and then goes into that blissed-out-baby state most of the time. I've washed the cover several times, and it comes out like new. And it isn't as bulky as some other pillows I saw in shops. I'm a fan!
Comfortable for me and baby, tasteful colours, good value.
If I had my time again I would have used a Milkbar Nursing Pillow with my first baby
Everyone, including me, thinks that ordinary pillows will be fine for breast feeding. Wrong! I fluffed about with regular pillows and body pillows for 7 months of breast feeding and it was a nightmare. Not to mention how sore and stiff my neck and shoulders etc would get.
So when I became pregnant with our second child I told my husband that I was not going to make the same mistake again and that I HAD to get a feeding pillow. The Milkbar was my top choice and it performed terrifically. The pillow didn't squash down like regular pillows...and provided that support your body and baby needs. Cover is easily removed for washing. Small enough to take to family and friends houses to make feeding there easy too. Also great for bottle feeding. I also used this pillow for my sons physio exercises to encourage him into the crawl position and also for regular tummy time. Easy to use, Nice colours, Performs great, Excellent support for Mum and Bub, Cover easily removed for washing
I have been using my Milkbar for 3 weeks with my newborn and I love it. We have had a few messes so the removable cover has been good to wash. I like being able to have both hands free to keep myself occupied while bub has long feeds. Best is this is most comfortable position for bub to feed in - he is always blissed out at the end of a feed. Only bad thing is I find it difficult to pick bub up off pillow at end of feed without disturbing him. I dont bother using the clip in belt. I use Milkbar in bed and on lounge.
Comfy for bub, removable cover, hands free.
Hard to pick up bub at end of feed without disturbing.
If I hadn't received this as a gift, I probably wouldn't have bought it. I have used this pillow with both of my daughters and found it great in the early months, especially those 1 hour breastfeeds! Your arms get tired, and having the pillow made it much easier. I was even able to read a book while breastfeeding as both my hands were free!
It is great for breastfeeding newborns and also has other uses as an extra support pillow during late pregnancy, and as a pillow to protect baby from falling backwards when learning to sit.
I loved this pillow, my sister lent it to me for 5 months and I missed it when I had to return it. Normal pillows tended to be too soft to keep baby in position but this was nice and firm. I also loved the contoured shape which fit snuggly against my body but I guess whether the height is right for you depends on your body height.
Various posset and poo stains washed off easily, even after a few weeks.
- nice and firm. Normal pillows tend to sink during the feed
- liked the contoured shape
- was the right height for feeding
- cover was a heavy duty cotton and easily laundered
I'm really happy with this pillow, I only regret I didn't buy it sooner! It has made feeding bub so much easier and has been a godsend for my back, ensuring I don't slouch over to feed any more. Bub is much more comfortable too as the pillow is really firm and supportive so he's not sinking down into it like he was with normal bed pillows. It is a great compact design - easy to take out and about with me.
This pillow is compact, easy to take around with you, is just the right height, contours to the body and you can remove the cover for easy washing.
Can't think of any.
It's an attractive, well wearing product. It keeps bub in place, even as they get quite big. This saved my back and shoulders and also allowed free hands for both attachment and for being able to read a book or magazine, which was nice. I always put a cloth nappy over mine when using it to minimise the need for soaking and washing (although not always successfully). And after a year of breastfeeding it's still firm and working well and I've lent it to a friend until I need it again.
It made breastfeeding so much easier - it put bub at the right...
It saved my back and made breastfeeding so much more comfortable, before I purchased this pillow I was really struggling to position my son at the right height. I would definatley recommend this product and will certainly be using it again with our next bub!
The Milkbar nursing pillow made breastfeeding so much better for me. It is firm, and was the right height for my son and me. It is very portable which added to its appeal.
A little expensive ($65), and the cover did take a while to dry but I had no problem with the quality or manufacture of this product.
After several physio sessions post baby, I decided I should get rid of the tri-pillow and invest in a proper breast feeding pillow. This was the only one available at my local Baby Bunting so I gave it a go - and I'm glad I bought it. Fertile Mind make nice quality, okay priced items and this is another in their range. I use it at every feed. To keep it clean, I lay a toweling nappy over it to soak up any milky baby dribbles or possets.
This pillow is firm, holds baby at the right height and angle for breast feeding, comes in two attractive col...
Excellent. Highly recommended to all mums! After purchasing the pillow, my posture when feeding improved so much that my shoulders and upper back stoppd aching.
Firm but comfortable pillow for baby and enables easy feeding.
It is also easy to take out and about to places.
Replacement covers are relatively expensive ($38) compared to the pillow of ~$60 however was necessary purchase when you have a baby that vomits a lot.
This is a great valued feeding pillow. I have tried many and this is by far the best. The height and shape of the plllow is perfect. This pillow can be used for both bottle and breast fed infants.
Contoured shape, comes with a carry bag it is nice and firm and the perfect height. the cover is removeable for easy laundering.
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