Breastfeeding pillow?

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  1. avacadomom

    avacadomom Member

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    Hi,

    I am currently 38 wks pregnant and I am trying to get ready for breastfeeding. Some have suggested getting a breastfeeding pillow. Since this is my first time, I don't really know which one to get or whether it's really necessary at all. Please share what you know. Thank you very much!
     
  2. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    i brought a traingle shape pillow for a fiver much cheaper and does same job xx
     
  3. lynz

    lynz mum of 2 princesses

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    i bought one but never used it. I used pillows off the bed, does the same job
     
  4. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    I bought the dreami pillow thing for when i was pregnant that you could use for breastfeeding afterwards but i have never used it, i don't use any pillows when i feed my LO.
     
  5. Eoz

    Eoz Mummy of 5! Eeek!

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    I got the mothercare one.It cost £20 and the shape is perfect.I couldn't breast feed without a cushion for support.Makes it so much easier x
     
  6. jenstar

    jenstar Well-Known Member

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    I don't use a pillow for breastfeeding either. Except when I was trying the "rugby ball hold" I used a cushion from the settee for the baby to sit on.
     
  7. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    Me too, cept I find that the armrests on the couch are the perfect height for when i'm side feeding.
     
  8. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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    OMG yes I love mine.

    I have 3:blush: (one for home, and one for office and one for granny's.)
     
  9. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    I have the Boppy and I love it. Now that Bren is getting bigger, I use it to prop him up for sleep (damn reflux) and to help him sit up a bit on his own, with me right there of course.
     
  10. avacadomom

    avacadomom Member

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    Could you please tell me which brand you like the best? Thank you!
     
  11. B4byAnge1

    B4byAnge1 Well-Known Member

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    I bought one but ive hardly used it, I find the biggest pillow off of my bed is just as good :)
     
  12. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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    A boppy is my brand of choice... or one shaped like it...
    :baby:
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  13. Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie I adore my 3 children !!!

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    I have a Widgey... but I've not really used it yet. I tend to use the sofa cushions when downstairs... or lie down on the bed when upstairs :)
     
  14. Starflyr

    Starflyr Well-Known Member

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    I HATED the boppy at the beginning (Starting to be ok now at 4 months), but I LOVED the My Brest Friend (yes, it's spelled right) pillow. It straps on, so it doesnt scootch out like the Boppy, AND it has a little pocket to hold a phone, remote, etc. It's the best!
     
  15. cparks1

    cparks1 Well-Known Member

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    Ditto, I love my Boppy too. They serve for other purposes too. When Peyton is not feeding, I prop him up on it when we are lounging on the couch. It works for great support.
     
  16. ava_adore77

    ava_adore77 Vilde's Mom

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    I have a loaner, but next time, I'm buying one the minute I get a positive test! :lol: It's a superb means for pelvic relief, and I love using it for support when lounging (both for me and my LO)
    I bring it with me everywhere, if going away for more then three hours and have to bf while away.

    I have this kind, only used, so not so "full": [​IMG]

    Highly recommendable in any case! My advice is to look (and feel) a few different types, and then decide. :)
     

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