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My Brest Friend Original Review
Price: $44 List | $34.95 from Amazon - 21% Off
Pros: Supports back and arms, buckle latch, pocket
Cons: Very hard to clean, flimsy base
Bottom line: Go for the Delux version if you want the most support.
In our opinion this pillow has a nice concept with its full wrap around shape that provides both back and arm support, however it is actually not too easy to use and quite difficult to clean. If you're looking for a pillow that can support you anywhere you may want to nurse and fit your changing body, we recommend the My Brest Friend Deluxe over the original.
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Analysis and Hands-on Test Findings
Both the My Brest Friend Deluxe and original scored a 9 of 10 on nursing comfort thanks to the support they offer.
Ease of Use
The My Breast Friend pillows are nursing pillows that can fit just about any woman at any stage in their post-partum period. The buckle system helps to tighten the pillow close to the body to help minimize space for baby to slip into as well as maximize support for both you and baby.
The pillow does take some time to get on and off due to its one buckle system, particularly if you are trying to do it with baby in-hand. My Brest Friend Deluxe alleviated this problem with the addition of Velcro.
Ease of Cleaning
The My Breast Friend is very difficult to clean. First the cover, although a seemingly nice 100% cotton cover is actually poor quality for a nursing pillow because it soaks up any spills.
Both the My Brest Friend Deluxe and My Brest Friend Original scored a 9 of 10 on support. The foam base maintains its structure over time and allows both arms and baby to rest peacefully during nursing.
The pillow does take some time to get on and off due to its one buckle system, particularly if you are trying to do it with baby in-hand. The buckle is only on the right hand side of the pillow making it even harder for left handed women. Thankfully the My Brest Friend Deluxe alleviated this problem with the addition of Velcro. My Brest Friend Deluxe are two bumps on the top of the foam that are presumably to add support for baby's head. In our opinion these serve no purpose and only made feeding more difficult.
If you're looking for a pillow with a sturdy base and adjustable size, spend the little bit extra for the My Brest Friend Deluxe or the more plush Boppy Nursing Pillow.
— Meg Benedik and BabyGearLab Review Team
Most recent user review: May 8, 2015
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