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Ergonomic support while nursing, bottle feeding, and bonding. Great to aid in sibling and grandparent bonding. Removable cover for easy washing. The award-winning Boppy Original Nursing Support is a registry must-have and a family favorite.

By allowing you to be more upright with baby, your arms and back will get a rest. The beltless design allows for an easy, one-handed placement with no fuss and the Miracle Middle® panel provides a seam-free connection with for a more comfortable fit for c-sections.

Versatile positioning supports the feeding style that works for you and baby. Whether cradle, cross cradle, football hold, or bottle feeding, you will be comfortable. Small enough to fit easily in your rocking chair or glider, but big enough to give the support you need.

Support for you and baby with hypoallergenic fiber fill and designed to customize with a variety of Boppy Brand Covers from cotton blends to organics sold separately.

Designed for your baby's adult-supervised, awake-time. This product is not for sleep. Thank you to the millions of parents who trust Boppy.

Looking for extended sizes? Check out the Boppy Best Latch Nursing Support or the Boppy Anywhere Nursing Supports for a perfect fit.

Why we don’t call it a “nursing pillow”

The Boppy Original Nursing Support should never be used for sleep. Our mission is to keep you feeling comfortable and confident with your decision to choose Boppy for high quality products, expert third party testing and clear messaging. Because many traditional pillows are for sleep, we wanted to move away from this word to be even more clear that you should never let a baby sleep on or near any nursing pillow. Newborns should always be put to sleep on a firm, flat surface free from loose blankets, pillows, stuffed toys, bumpers, and other soft items.

We are changing the name of our #1 most recommended product for the past 30 years from a “nursing pillow” to a “nursing support” to further communicate that your baby should never sleep on this product. Just an added reminder to keep baby safe and use products as intended.

No special equipment required. Wash slipcover separately.

Machine wash using mild detergent, delicate cycle, 30°C (65°F - 85°F). Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low on delicate cycle. Cool iron as needed. Do not dry clean. See different instructions on pillow care label.

Pillow: Front load washing machine is recommended. Machine wash using mild liquid detergent, delicate cycle, 30°C (65°F - 85°F). Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low on delicate cycle. While drying pillow, throw a sneaker or tennis ball (wrapped in a pillow case) in the dryer to help the pillow keep its shape. Do not iron. Do not dry clean.

If your Original Nursing Support needs a little re-fluff, try this!

Hold the support with the lesser filled side down. Squeeze the support width wise moving fiber from one side to the other. Put in dryer with tennis balls to help further fluff

Slipcover Material: 65% Polyester and 35% Cotton

Pillow Cover: 80% Polyester/20%

Cotton Pillow filling: 100% Polyester Fiber


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Best breastfeeding/nursing and support pillows when breast or bottle-feeding UK for 2023

We also have the best nursing chairs to keep you comfortable when feeding your baby. To help you have a peaceful night's sleep take a look at our best pillows too.

Best nursing and support pillows at a glance

  • Best adjustable pillow: Bbhugme Nursing Pillow, £65
  • Best pillow for pregnancy and nursing: BellaMoon Full Moon 7-in-1 Pregnancy and Nursing Pillow, £169
  • Best pillow for baby's comfort: Hippychick Feeding Pillow, £34. 95
  • Best looking nursing pillow: DockATot La Maman Wedge, £88
  • Best pillow for positioning baby: Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow, £49.90
  • Best multi-use pillow: ClevaMama ClevaCushion 10-in-1 Nursing Pillow and BabyNest, £59.85
  • Best pillow for ease of washing: Chicco Boppy Feeding Pillow, £29.99
  • Best budget buy pillow: Over the Rainbow Deluxe Quilted 4-in-1 Nursing Pillow, £25.95
  • Best pillow for twins: Thrupenny Bits Breastfeeding Pillow, £89
  • Best pillow for travelling: Feeding Friend Self-inflating Nursing Pillow, £39.99

Do I need a nursing pillow?

Specially designed with breastfeeding mothers in mind, a nursing pillow can be worth its weight in gold when you find the one that works for you. They can provide support to your back and neck as you nurse, as well as help with positioning your baby for the best possible latch. You can always use a normal pillow to help raise your baby up a little as you feed, but it won’t provide the same sturdy support as a nursing pillow.

It’s not just breastfeeding mothers who can benefit from a nursing pillow, as it offers the same support to help reduce arm, back and neck strain as you bottle feed. They are also a great investment if you’ve had a c-section birth, as many nursing pillows will protect your scar and take any pressure away from those healing muscles.

What to look for when buying a nursing pillow

How big is it? – Chances are, your nursing pillow is something you’re going to be reaching for a lot, especially during the first few weeks of newborn cluster feeding, so you need to consider how much space you have at home for storing it. Most nursing pillows are relatively compact – at least in comparison to pregnancy support pillows – however some are bulkier than others, so it’s worth keeping that in mind.

What kind of support does it offer? – Many pillows sit around your waist to provide full, wraparound support. These are a great choice if you’ve had a c-section birth, or if you don’t want to rearrange your pillow as you move your baby from one breast to the other when feeding. Other smaller nursing pillows look more like teardrop or wedge-shaped pillows, but still offer support for your arms, neck and back when feeding, without taking up so much room.

How easy is it to clean? – Babies are unpredictable little humans when it comes to feeding, and, particularly in the early days, breastmilk and formula can end up everywhere. Having a nursing pillow with a cover that can be washed quickly and easily is essential.

Can it be used for anything else? – Some nursing pillows can be used before the birth, as a pregnancy sleeping support, while others double-up as tummy time aids too. This is often reflected in the price, but if you’d prefer one piece of kit rather than different products, it may be worth spending more.

How much should I expect to pay?

In our round-up prices vary from just over £25 to a more considered £169, but as mentioned above, this is down to the product’s versatility. A stand-alone nursing pillow doesn’t need to cost the earth, however it’s something you’ll be using a lot, potentially for many months, so make sure you find one that really ticks all of your boxes.

Here’s our pick of the best nursing and support pillows:

1. Bbhugme Nursing Pillow, £65

– Best adjustable pillow

Type: Nursing | Size: 60cm x 12.5cm

What makes this stand out from the other products in our selection is the beanbag-texture of the pillow, which provides a really comfy support for your baby as you feed. You can adjust the firmness of the pillow by moving the ‘pebbles’ at each end up and down, depending on whether you want a squishier or firmer support for baby and you.

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Designed by female chiropractors, the bbhugme nursing pillow is tied around your waist to give relief to your neck and back, as well as providing comfortable and snug support for your baby. It also doubles as a hip carrier, when carrying baby around the house.

Made from eco-friendly materials, it comes in 3 tasteful colour-ways – a light blue feather print, pink feather print and beige melange – with machine-washable covers. MFM tester Sajeela found it particularly useful when recovering from a c-section birth. She said, “It was a superb support for my back, especially after my c-section. It helped me a lot when carrying my baby and gave great back support when feeding. I think it’s a must-have for anyone who had a c-section and I would definitely recommend it to all my family and friends.”

Pros: Adjustable firmness, stylish covers, easy to wash, can be used as a hip carrier
Cons: Long length

Available from: Amazon, Alex and Alexa, Bbhugme

2. BellaMoon Full Moon 7-in-1 Pregnancy and Nursing Pillow, £169

– Best for pregnancy and nursing

Type: Pregnancy Support/Nursing/Baby Recliner | Size: up to 140cm x 100cm | Award: Gold – Pregnancy/maternity pillow, MadeForMums Awards 2021

If you’d prefer to invest in one piece of kit, rather than a separate pregnancy pillow and nursing pillow, this offering from BellaMoon could be right up your street.

Made up of 5 separate pieces that can be zipped together in a number of ways, the Full Moon can be used as a pregnancy pillow, nursing pillow and breastfeeding daybed (for feeding safely and easily when lying on your side). When your baby is 4 months old it can be used as a tummy time pillow and recliner too. It also comes with a breastfeeding privacy cover that can easily be folded up and stored in your changing bag.

The variety of uses is reflected in the premium price tag, which at £169, is almost double the cost of the next priciest choice in our list, but our MFM tester, Rachel, felt it was worthy of the price: “It really feels like a luxury item and the quality is excellent, with soft, thick cotton fabric and padding – extremely useful and well worth the money.” Although it’s worth noting that MFM reviewer, Cat, did find it fiddly to zip all the different parents together, so it may take some practice to get used to.

It’s the only pillow in our round-up specifically designed to help when breastfeeding in the side-lying position (there’s a clever ‘dorsal fin’ to stop you from accidentally rolling onto your baby), which can be really helpful if you’re recovering from a c-section birth too.

Pros: Multi-purpose, helps with side-lying breastfeeding
Cons: High price point, fiddly to mix and match

Read our full MadeForMums review of the BellaMoon Full Moon Pregnancy and Nursing Pillow.

Available from: Scandiborn

3. Hippychick Feeding Pillow, £34.95

– Best for baby’s comfort

Type: Nursing | Size: 48cm x 35.5cm

Compact and lightweight, the Hippychick is a great choice for an ‘on the go’ feeding pillow. Similar to the bbhugme nursing pillow, there are two long ties to secure in place around your waist when feeding, and you can also use these to tie the pillow to your pushchair handles when out and about. It comes with a carry case for travelling too.

What really impressed our MFM testers was how well this pillow supported their babies and encouraged them into the correct position for feeding. MFM tester Precious said, “This pillow is the perfect height, comfort and firmness for me and my baby and I love that I’m able to breastfeed hands-free because of this.

The pillowcase is 100% cotton and machine washable and comes in a choice of inoffensive navy or charcoal – it might not be particularly stylish, but it’s unobtrusive. It can also be used as a support when your baby is learning to sit up, for tummy time sessions and as a pregnancy pillow to help find a comfortable sleeping position – although our testers felt it was a little too small to be really effective and it worked better as a straightforward feeding pillow instead.

Pros: Portable, firm support
Cons: Fiddly to tie up when in a rush

Available from: Amazon, Studio, Hippychick

4. DockATot La Maman Wedge, £88

– Best looking nursing pillow

Type: Nursing | Size: 58cm x 33cm x 17cm | Award: Silver – Pregnancy/nursing pillow, MadeForMums Awards 2021

When it comes to looks, this luxurious pillow is next level gorgeous. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was just a chic, accent cushion from a fancy interiors boutique, but it’s actually a cleverly designed nursing pillow from DockATot (formerly known as Sleepyhead of Sweden).

Thankfully it’s not a case of style over substance here, as this pillow provides plenty of support during nursing sessions with its ergonomic curved design that distributes the weight of your baby, helps with positioning and takes the strain off your arms, neck and back. The easy-clean velvet covers come in a variety of patterns, including a stunning William Morris design and a boho cheetah print, which look so good you’ll want to leave them out on display well after your baby is weaned.

Our MFM testers were full of praise for La Maman Wedge and its potential to become a family heirloom. MFM tester Lorraine said, “This pillow is definitely worth the money if you want a stylish, long-lasting product that will fit effortlessly into your home. It eases the strain on my back, neck and arms during epic mealtimes, and it also made baby super comfy, supporting him, snuggling him and giving him the extra lift to latch on properly. I think this is one pillow that will be passed down the generations.

Pros: Incredibly stylish, made to last, soft material, great support
Cons: Tassel can get in the way when feeding

Available from: DockATot

5. Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow, £49.90

– Best for positioning baby

Type: Nursing | Size: 15cm x 60cm x 36cm

Developed with lactation experts, this firm, curved feeding pillow from Ergobaby is just the thing to make sure your baby is at the perfect height and in the perfect position for successful breastfeeding. The crescent shape of the pillow means baby’s head is raised above their tummy to help with digestion, as well as encouraging the tummy-to-tummy position – ideal for a healthy latch.

Comfort is key here, with the pillow raising baby high enough so you don’t need to slouch or lean over, taking all the strain away from your neck and back. MFM tester Anna said, “This is a really effective nursing pillow. It has a great shape that helps positioning really well, which makes using it a real pleasure. It’s very soft to the touch and the cover can be easily removed and washed. Definitely one of the best nursing pillows I’ve tried.” Although it’s worth noting that some MFM users found it was more effective when used while sitting cross-legged.

The pillow has a convenient carry handle on one side, making it a breeze to move around the house with you, and the cover can be unzipped and popped in the washing machine when needed. A grey cover is included with the pillow, but if you’d prefer something a bit different there are 3 other cover designs you can buy separately for £19.90 each. Coming in at just under £50, the natural curve nursing pillow can also be used for bottle feeding and tummy time as your baby grows.

Read our full MadeForMums review of the Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow

Pros: Firm support, compact, carry handle
Cons: Most effective in cross-legged sitting position

Available from: Amazon, Ergobaby, Uber kids


ClevaMama ClevaCushion 10-in-1 Nursing Pillow and BabyNest, £59.85
– Best multi-use pillow

Type: Pregnancy/Nursing/Baby Nest | Size: 48cm x 58cm x 12cm

This 10-in-1 pillow from ClevaMama aims to give you as much bang for your buck as possible, designed to be used in a number of different ways, giving you around 2 years of use. It can be used when sitting or sleeping to provide some back support when pregnant, as a comfy and secure nursing pillow, a safe and snug baby nest, as a tummy time support and more. You can even attach toys to the cushion when using it for tummy time, which is an added bonus to help keep baby entertained.

As a nursing pillow it offers that all important support to your baby’s body and head, as well as taking the strain off your back, neck and arms, thanks to the ClevaFoam filling (similar to a breathable, lighter memory foam material), which is scientifically proven to protect the round shape of your baby’s soft head.

The cushion comes with a waterproof lining and the soft cover – available in 5 different designs – can be easily removed and machine washed at 40° too. A couple of reviews mention the material can attract fluff, so it may be worth giving it a once over with a lint roller every now and then.

Pros: Lots of different functions, comfy for baby, designed to support baby’s head
Cons: Material can attract fluff

Available from: Amazon, ClevaMama, Kiddies Kingdom

7. Chicco Boppy Feeding Pillow, £29.99

– Best for ease of washing

Type: Nursing | Size: 52cm x 15cm x 48cm

The doughnut-shaped Boppy pillow is designed to fit snuggly around your waist (similar to the Ergobaby and ClevaMama pillows), whatever size you are, without losing shape or feeling too tight. Making sure your baby is at the correct height and in the right position when feeding, the pillow is designed to help you sit comfortably upright without the need to hunch forward, while reducing any tension in the arms and neck.

The soft, hypoallergenic padding keeps baby in the perfect position for feeding, without sinking into the pillow and it’s designed to keep its shape over time, even after being washed. One of the biggest plus points of the Boppy is that not only can you zip off the cover and wash it, you can also put the whole pillow into the machine to wash and tumble-dry – a total lifesaver when you spill the dregs of a cold cup of tea onto the pillow, or if baby has a dramatic nappy explosion mid-feed! Talking of covers, there are plenty to choose from here, including a cute woodland print and neutral cloud design.

You can use the Boppy to support your baby when they are lying on their backs (but not to sleep on), during tummy time and as a good alternative to the usual castle of cushions when they are learning to sit unaided (and toppling over a lot as a result). Coming in at under £30, this is the second cheapest pillow in our round-up and if you’re looking for a good-quality, supportive nursing pillow we think it’s an excellent choice.

Pros: Good price, lots of designs to choose from, keeps its shape, pillow is machine washable
Cons: Basic functionality

Available from: Amazon, Boots,Mamas and Papas

8. Over the Rainbow Deluxe Quilted 4-in-1 Nursing Pillow, £25.95

– Best budget buy

Type: Nursing/Baby support | Size: 46cm x 45cm x 16cm

A previous MFM award winner, this versatile nursing pillow is a real bargain at just over £25. Like many others in our round-up, this pillow secures around the waist with ties, for a snug fit and to stop it moving down during a feed, taking the strain off your neck, arms and back.

The soft, quilted pillow is nice and comfy for your baby to lie on and there’s even a mini pillow included (so cute!), which you can put under your baby’s head for extra support or extra height, if they need it. Some reviews mention that it isn’t the firmest, so it may not be the best option if you want a pillow that’s more rigid.

As you’d expect, the cover is removable and machine washable, and comes in a choice of 3 designs – grey stars, colourful spots or a jungle-themed print – so it has you covered whether you prefer more muted designs or something a bit fun.

What makes this nursing pillow really stand out is the adjustable, soft, nappy-style harness, which you can use to safely lie your baby on their back on the pillow, keeping them in the centre of the pillow without the risk of slipping down. As your baby grows the pillow can also be used for tummy time and as a support when they are learning to sit. A great multi-use product with an even better price.

Pros: Helps with tummy time, good value
Cons: Not very firm

Available from: Amazon

9. Thrupenny Bits Breastfeeding Pillow, £89

– Best for twins

Type: Nursing | Size: 84cm x 48cm

The brainchild of mum-of-2 Melissa Wyatt-Fosbury, the Thrupenny Bits nursing pillow was developed to be the breastfeeding pillow she always wanted: stylish, portable and something that wouldn’t keep slipping mid-feed. The result is a hypoallergenic, crescent-shaped pillow that’s tied in place around your waist with straps, making sure there’s no gap between you and your baby as you feed, all while creating the ideal position for a great breastfeeding latch. With celebrity fans including Fearne Cotton and Edith Bowman, it’s certainly doing something right.

This version, especially made for feeding twins, comes as a large c-shaped cushion with 2 smaller cushions to attach to the sides. This increases the stability of the cushion and provides extra support as your babies grow.

The soft-touch cover is machine washable and available in 4 striking colours. If don't have twins the classic design also comes in 2 sizes – 65cm x 27cm for up to six months and 65cm x 32cm for a taller or larger baby. When testing out the single pillow, MFM reviewer Natalie said, "Because my son was tongue-tied his face needed to be right in front of my boob, rather than reaching up from the crook of my arm, and for me the pillow is the perfect back-saving solution and really aided a comfortable feed. "

Pros: Great independent UK business, good value, longevity
Cons: Not really multi-use

Read our full MadeForMums review of the Thrupenny Bits Nursing Pillow.

Available from: Thrupenny Bits

10. Feeding Friend self-inflating nursing pillow, £39.99

– Best for travelling

Type: Nursing | Size: 48cm x 15cm

Perfect for taking on holiday or on a weekend trip to the grandparents, this ingenious nursing pillow is unlike any other in our selection. Instead of being a traditional padded pillow, the Feeding Friend is a self-inflating wedge, complete with super-soft removable cover.

To inflate – or deflate – the pillow, you simply twist the valve. Working in seconds, there’s no need for batteries and it really is fool-proof. Once inflated the pillow measures 48cm x 15cm and the long wedge shape neatly tucks under your arm to provide that all-important neck, back and shoulder support as you feed.

MFM tester Jennifer said, “My baby found it comfortable to lie on. The material covering the cushion is very soft, and I like that the cover can be easily removed and washed. It seems good value for money based on the design and material. The main appeal of this cushion is that it can be deflated and inflated to suit different sizes and to transport it – this is a great idea and very useful.”

When the pillow is deflated it measures just 28cm x 24cm and can be easily stored away in the carry bag, ready to throw into your changing bag or suitcase when travelling.

Pros: Easily portable, compact, lightweight
Cons: Not very stylish, basic functionality

Available from: Amazon

About the author

Sarah has worked as a writer for over 15 years, writing about parenting for Family Traveller, Baby magazine and 5 Minute Fun, as well as working as a reviewer for MadeForMums and The Independent’s IndyBest.

She lives in a little village in Leicestershire with her husband, 4-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter, as well as a lunatic dog and grumpy cat – it’s a full house!

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Nursing pillows - how to choose?

Nursing pillow is often not considered by expectant mothers as an essential item after the birth of a child - and very much in vain! In the first months after birth, the baby (with on-demand feeding recommended by experts) can literally spend 90,003 hours on the chest. Many babies refuse to sleep in the crib at all and sleep only at the breast. In this situation, a sling can help, as well as a correctly fitted nursing pillow .

Do I need a breastfeeding pillow?

Definitely yes! And here's why:

1. Learn how to latch on properly

In the first months it's very important to learn how to latch on to your breast correctly, for this you need to lift him to breast level, and not reach for him. You can use sofa cushions, a rolled up blanket or just your knees to raise your child to the right height, but it is the use of a special pillow that is most comfortable and has many other advantages. nine0009

2. Relax your back and arms

On average, it takes about 15-30 minutes to breastfeed a baby, and during the day you can breastfeed about 4 hours a day , and often much more more. Without the use of ergonomic devices, pain in the spine, arms, and neck muscles very quickly occurs. A good nursing pillow will save you from all these problems.

3. Free your hands while feeding and sleeping at the breast

In an ideal world, newborns will sleep soundly and for a long time in their crib immediately after feeding. But in the real world, as a rule, this never happens! Babies sleep well in their mother's arms, at the breast, but as soon as they are moved, they wake up immediately. A sling can be used to do chores around the house, and a pillow with a flat surface is perfect for tasks that can be done while sitting. The child will sleep perfectly on it, without rolling anywhere.

Nursing pillow is not a luxury! This is one of the most necessary and important devices for a nursing mother.

Types of nursing pillows

All nursing pillows can be divided into 2 types: universal (for pregnancy and nursing) and specialized (for nursing only).

1. Universal pillows (pregnancy + breastfeeding)

Most pillows on the market are universal. Their main advantage is budget savings, because You don't have to buy two different pillows. But that's where the benefits end. It is impossible to create a device that will equally ideally serve both purposes - supporting the growing belly of the expectant mother for her comfortable sleep and rest (at the pregnancy pillow) and breastfeeding, convenient for both mother and baby (at the feeding pillow).

However, let's take a look at the different maternity pillows that can also be used for breastfeeding. nine0009

Reversible pillows: U shape, G

Reversible maternity pillows support both the belly and back of the expectant mother.

When breastfeeding, these pillows are placed around the mother and baby. As can be seen from the photo, such a pillow performs the function of lifting the baby to the chest, however, cannot provide good support for the child, has to be supported, it easily slides down the pillow, the goal of "relieving stress from the mother's back and arms" is not fulfilled. In addition, such pillows take up a huge amount of space and are not suitable for small apartments. nine0009

One-sided pillows: C, D, I

Such pillows take up much less space, their advantage is that such products can also be used for other purposes - as a limiter and a nest for the baby, a knee roll .

However, we see the same shortcomings as other universal pillows - surface is too soft, so that the child rolls off it towards the mother; lack of back support for mother, lack of fixation of the pillow on the mother's body.

The most famous brands of these pillows are: Theraline, Trelax, Red Castle and many Chinese and Turkish copies No Name

They are usually

smaller than any maternity pillows . does not require the support of the entire body of an adult.

There are now a huge number of brands and designs of specialized pillows. Let's look at the different options and evaluate their comfort, as well as list the factors that you need to pay attention to when choosing a pillow. nine0009

Types and brands of special nursing pillows

1. Non-ergonomic round pillows

The cheapest and most common option is round horseshoe pillow.

Variations possible - add to the pillow:

  • tie or Velcro at the back to fasten it around the mother's waist;
  • additional pillow for baby's head (puts on the pillow, so you can change sides)

Pillows with these variations are better than pillows without them, but in any case, this design has only one advantage - the price. They are easy to manufacture and therefore cheap for buyers. However, the cons of are the same as those of pregnancy pillows:

  • soft round surface, from which the baby rolls;
  • lack of support for the mother's back and arms;
  • lack of a strong fastening around the waist, the pillow slips; nine0115
  • very often the cover of the cheapest pillows is not removable and you have to wash it together with the pillow.

This pillow is better than nothing, but there are other, more comfortable and ergonomic options. The most famous brands of : Chicco, Boppy and many Chinese and Turkish copies No Name

both. As a rule, they have a flat dense surface. nine0009

Ergobaby pillow

The pillow from a well-known manufacturer of ergo-backpacks has a semi-circular shape, a flat dense surface slightly at an angle to the mother. It provides comfort for the mother's hands and helps to position the baby high against the chest. The disadvantages of this pillow is that the baby needs to be supported (surface at an angle), there is no back support.

Bebe Au Lait Pillow

Has a dense, even surface on which it is convenient to place the child; belt fastening around the waist. It is quite high, has a small pocket for small things. nine0003 The disadvantage of of this pillow is the lack of support for the mother's back.

My Brest Friend Cushion and similar

The My Brest Friend Cushion was developed almost 20 years ago in the USA. It is rightfully considered the best pillow for nursing mothers, thanks to:

  • an even elastic surface, so that the baby does not roll down to the mother;
  • special back support mom;
  • tight fit around the waist on a carbine;
  • bumps on the cushion surface;
  • handy pocket for small items;
  • removable cover, easy to wash.

This pillow not only lifts the baby to the breast, but also relieves tension from the mother's back, neck and arms, and also frees her hands for other things if the baby falls asleep at the breast. Unlike all other pillow options, the filler of this one is not holofiber or polystyrene foam balls, but foam.

The My Brest Friend pillow has only one big disadvantage - the price. That is why several of its analogues are produced in Russia and the CIS, we will briefly talk about them.

Pillow Milk Rivers

The Russian brand of clothing and accessories for nursing has been producing pillows for several years. They have the same construction as My Brest Friend, but have a smooth surface without bulges and use one type of foam rubber, rather than two, like the original and other analogues. The used fabric of a cover - jersey. nine0003 This is a good, inexpensive analogue of a well-known brand. It looks very simple, has no packaging, the pillow itself may not be completely flat, but this is the cheapest option.

Ergofeed pillow

Pillow brand is a complete copy of My Brest Friend, pillows are made in Russia. The company appeared at the end of 2019, but after a couple of months the Internet was littered with a huge number of the same type of reviews (obviously fake), forum discussions and comments praising this pillow. nine0003 This is a good product, but the business ethics of this company raises big questions. Therefore, we cannot recommend this brand for purchase.

Loona Baby Pillow

Pillow brand has the same pillow shape as My Brest Friend, but with a few improvements: "Memory Foam" upper part of the pillow, microfiber plush for the cover, much better stitched cover, silent transparent fastener.

Benefits of an ergonomic cushion

In our store we offer several different options for nursing pillows, in different price categories, universal and specialized. But is precisely the pillows of ergonomic design, with back support and a smooth elastic surface, which we consider the best and recommend for purchase.

1. Back support: hard back means close to mum; it provides comfortable support and relieves back and neck pain. The breastfeeding woman does not get numb hands, neck and back. The child lies on a pillow at the level of the mother's chest - and rightly so. It does not matter what position you take (if you need to suck the breast from different sides) - in any position the baby will be held correctly. nine0009

2. Smooth surface with "mounds": thanks to the even flat surface, the baby does not roll off the pillow, while the rounded edges of other pillows can cause the baby to roll, he must be constantly held and controlled. At the same time, soft bulges on the surface of support his head and your hand.

3. "Memory Foam" filling: soft, but elastic surface of two-layer hypoallergenic PU foam ensures the correct position of the baby and his comfort, and also retains its shape, unlike all other fillings (styrofoam balls or holofiber). nine0009

4. Removable cover made of the softest plush microfiber, easy to remove and machine wash. Minky plush is a soft, velvety material most commonly used for newborn blankets and bedding.

5. Adjustable Silent Closure: easy to fasten with fastex, length adjustable, fits any waist (45-115cm).

6. Roomy pocket, which is so convenient to put small things - a bottle, a toy, a phone. nine0009

Pillows for twins

In this article, we have not touched on a separate segment of nursing pillows - pillows for twins. They have their own characteristics.

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Why do you need a nursing pillow

For many mothers, a nursing pillow is just a nice accessory, for others it is an essential item that is bought during pregnancy and used for many years. nine0009

Let's see if this pillow is really needed, what it should be like and how it differs from a pregnancy pillow.

Nursing pillow, like many modern devices for mothers and babies, exists in order to improve and facilitate the life of mother and child. In this case, the process of breastfeeding.

When breastfeeding, which takes up a large part of the time in the first months of a baby's life, it is very important learn how to properly attach the baby , and for this you need to raise the baby to chest level, and not reach for him . You can lift your baby to the right height with a couple of cushions, a rolled-up blanket, or your own knees, but using one special pillow allows mom to stay mobile and saves the headache of finding additional devices of the right shape, size and softness. In addition, your back and chest skin will thank you very much for the absence of pain in the spine and stretch marks on the skin. nine0037 Simple arithmetic, with an average time at the breast - 15-30 minutes per application, will tell us that during the day, a mother can take about 4 hours a day, but usually even more, for breastfeeding. Naturally, I would like to spend some time out of these 4 hours for the benefit not only for the baby, but also for the mother herself :) for feeding.

During feeding, the pillow unloads the muscles of the mother's arms, neck and back, and you just need to hold the baby with your hand, and not lean towards him and raise one leg higher. nine0009

And if you free your hands, then you can: read :), knit :), embroider :), draw :), play with an older child :), check mail at the computer :), drink tea ... and do a lot of other useful things tasks that do not require you to move, but require at least one hand to carry out the process. Especially true for those mothers whose child eats a lot and slowly. After all, such kids can spend 30 and 40 minutes at a meal.

In addition, babies themselves like to be fed on a pillow , and not on weight, because it is more convenient to lie on a pillow, you can relax and feel support under you.

Nursing pillow — a real "must have" when feeding twins , because feeding twins takes a lot of time, and it's never superfluous for a mother of two children to relax at once. Therefore, such a pillow is an essential item for successful breastfeeding.

What should a nursing pillow look like in order to perform its functions as efficiently as possible? nine0004

There are many nursing pillows on the market today in different shapes, fillings and pillow cases. Not all of them are convenient and well thought out.

First of all, the nursing pillow must be high enough so that the baby, lying on it, can reach the chest normally. This should be paid attention especially to women with small breasts. Also, this pillow should be thick so that the child does not sink into it under its own weight, but also does not roll off it.

It is very convenient when the nursing pillow has a special fastener , which fixes it well on the mother's waist.

And the ability to quickly change the pillowcase ( zip cover ) is also a very valuable addition with a small child.

Is there any difference between a pregnancy pillow and a nursing pillow?

Most companies produce pillows designed for use during pregnancy and after childbirth. Many mothers continue to use one pillow throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding with great comfort, without noticing any drawbacks.

For other mums, it's better to get two different pillows, as they actually perform different functions.

Pregnancy pillow necessary for comfortable sleep and relaxation , as well as for optimal support for the growing belly of the expectant mother . It is very comfortable to sleep with a pillow, putting one end of it between the legs or under the back, and the other under the head. With it, you can sit with your back leaning on a pillow or use it as armrests. She is also a great helper for massage, when you can comfortably arrange a pillow around the pregnant belly. It is nice to put your feet on it to relieve puffiness and reduce fatigue.

Based on the functions of the pregnancy pillow, the shape of the 9 is optimal.0003 Boomerangs , Bananas or Bagels so that you can get into the most comfortable position. It is better that the maternity pillow be soft , the filler can easily move inside it to form the right thickness for the curves of the body. For many mothers, the ties on nursing pillows are not comfortable during pregnancy, especially when sleeping. Well, if the pillow for pregnant women is long enough so that you can lie down on it with your whole body.

Can maternity and nursing pillows also be used after breastfeeding?

Of course! Pillows for pregnant and lactating women are multifunctional: they can lay the baby on the stomach , which is very useful for the back and arms + the child opens up a good and interesting view. The baby loves to lie on the pillow like in the nest, and in case of nasal congestion and a runny nose, the nursing and maternity pillow will make it easier for your baby to fall asleep. These pillows work well "limiters" , they are convenient to wrap around the baby so that he does not roll off the bed or, when sleeping together, put a pillow between the newborn and dad. Yes, and grown-up children and other family members love to play, roll on such pillows and fall asleep comfortably in an embrace.

So, the advantages of nursing and pregnancy pillows:

The pillow frees up the mother's hands, eases the load on the muscles of the back and arms during feeding. nine0004

  • pillow allows you to change breasts and alternate attachment of the baby at different angles to the chest, including those difficult to reach with normal support of the baby with your hands.

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