I find an ordinary pillow easier
The breastfeeding pillow is ok. I find using an ordinary pillow easier if the chair has armrests. The breastfeeding pillow is good when there are no arm rests like on most dining chairs. I rarely feed at the dining table so I hardly use the Brest friend. The two bumps on the pillow are strange. Once bub is older than 2 mths, Baby's head is on one bump and baby's lower half ends up on the other bump, putting baby into an awkward position. Not sure how that's supposed to work. Flat would have been better.
Hardly ever used it
This is great for tired arms but I found that i couldnt quite get the positioning right probably because my breasts were too small! (pre pregnant 12A) also, it meant that I couldn't put baby straight from breast to bassinet if he fell asleep because the pillow is strapped tight to my waist.
Didnt "fit" me
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I bought this pillow based on the amazing reviews on this site. I used it once and found it comfortable as it finally took some weight off my poor arms. Thereafter it became increasingly uncomfortable and started causing me a lot of pain in my back, neck and shoulders again. I ended up getting the milk bar pillow which was much more suitable to me. I am quite tall (5'10) and baby was small (3kg) to start with. To get baby to my boob I had to have the pillow up very high which meant the strap/lumbar support was in the middle of my back. Also he ...had a lot of reflux for the first few months and needed to feed at an angle which is not possible with this pillow, trying to angle it also gave me incredible back pain. Undoing the waist strap made the whole thing too bulky to comfortably use. Firm pillow. Easy to wash. Good design probably better suited to people with a short torso Expensive, uncomfortable for me
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Can you actually walk around with this while breastfeeding?
When bub 2 is born bub 1 will be 21 months and I won't be able to always sit still for long, esp if she takes as long as he did in the first few months!
Thanks in advance!
Yes I do this all the time! I did it when I had just the one and now it's particularly useful now that she is 2.5 Years old and I've got a 4 month old, so multi tasking is so great when I'm in a rush and the little one needs to feed.
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