Battle of the Nursing Pillows: My Brest Friend v. Boppy (Review and Giveaway)

My Boppy experience reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld when Elaine sees the English Patient. She hates the movie and can’t understand why everyone else loves it.

The Boppy Nursing Pillow was too plush. My daughter kept sinking. The pillow didn’t stay in place, which meant I had to keep adjusting. And I could only use it while sitting on the floor.

I went in search of another pillow for baby number two. A few online searches and conversations with other moms later, I discovered the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow. I was both skeptical and intrigued.

I got the chance to try out the Deluxe My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow. Here’s my take:

What it’s made of.

The first thing I noticed about the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow was that it is made of foam. This gave baby great support without sinking. Unlike other nursing pillows, there was no need to supplement with bed pillows.

Ease of use.

Life is challenging enough. I need my baby products to be simple.

Initially, the strap on the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow made it look more complicated than the Boppy. However, the one handed adjustable strap actually makes life easier. The Velcro allows moms to adjust the pillow to fit securely around the waist.

Other features that matter.

The My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow has a convenient pocket to store nursing and other accessories. I find that it is great for burp cloths and even a small snack for mom.

The silent release buckle allows you to take the pillow off without disturbing a sleeping baby.

The back rest provides a lot of back and neck support without being cumbersome.

Drawbacks.

I don’t recommend the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow as an aide to assist your child in sitting up. This is purely a nursing pillow, and the best on the market as far as I’m concerned.

Final thoughts.

I would recommend the My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow to my best friend along with any other breastfeeding mom.

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Disclaimer: Zenoff Products, Inc. provided a product sample in order to facilitate the review and giveaway. I received no compensation for this post. Any and all reviews posted are based solely on my own experience and may be atypical. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions.

To my readers: What are your breastfeeding tips for new moms? If you’re a first timer, what advice have you heard?

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Nicole Robinson is a Dallas-based freelance writer who specializes in college planning, parenting, women’s lifestyle, education, and self-help. But she's always hungry to munch on new topics. In addition to writing for The BookWormMama blog, Nicole provides content, copywriting and proofreading services for various publications.

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Battle of the Nursing Pillows: My Brest Friend v. Boppy (Review and Giveaway) — 28 Comments

  1. I tried hard with my first two, and had supply issues. I am going to try again with our LO on the way! My advice is that if you are having problems, ask for help, and if it doesn’t work out, don’t beat yourself up about it, at least you gave it a try!

  2. I have heard that it’s a good idea to stay Super hydrated if you are trying to breast feed at the beginning. I don’t know if that really helps, but I’d try anything!

  3. Babies tummies are teeny tiny (the size of a marble when they are born). You WILL make enough milk! Feeding on demand will help your supply.

  4. I guess a tip i would give would be to be patient. Its hard starting out at first and you might get frustrated or find it too painful but it does get better. I am a first time bf’er with my third child and now im wishing i had bf’ed the first two too.

  5. I don’t have any kids yet but I would love to gift this to my pastor’s wife who is expecting a baby in June! Since I don’t have kids, I don’t have any advice to give about breastfeeding but I have heard to not give up since it does get frustrating at times.

  6. Its not easy but you will get the hang of it. It definitely gets easier with time! Enjoy the quiet quality time with your baby!

  7. I would have to say that the first 2 weeks are the hardest, and if you can get through that then you should be good to go. Oh, and lanolin is your friend!

  8. I heard the most difficult thing about first time breastfeeding is getting the baby to latch on!
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  9. If you are having problems, find a good lactation consultant. I had a preemie that never would have latched without the help of a wonderful LC!

  10. My best advice would be not to give up at the beginning if it seems like it’s not working. Find support and continue, you will be so glad you did. Also to have a big glass of water that you sip while you nurse every time. That really helped me when I nursed my 3 children. The pillows are essential for keeping your back from getting sore too!

  11. I recommend taking care of your needs first before sitting down to breastfed. Go to the bathroom, get a drink and snack, then you’ll be able to relax and take your time. If you have a rough start, chances are it will get easier if you keep at it. Seek help from a lactation consultant and have a reference book at home to assist you with any challenges.

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