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.
My Brest Friend Original Review
Pros: Supports back and arms, buckle latch, pocket
Cons: Very hard to clean, flimsy base
Manufacturer: My Brest Friend
Our Analysis and Test Results
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 buckle is especially nice because you don't have to struggle to remove the pillow before carrying baby to their crib. The wide surface of the original, measuring at 9inches is great for holding baby during both feeding and burping.
Ease of Cleaning
The My Breast Friend is very difficult to clean. The cover, although a nice 100% cotton fabric, is actually a poor choice for a nursing pillow because it soaks up any and all spills.
Both the My Brest Friend Deluxe and My Brest Friend Original scored a 9 of 10 on support. The foam base does not lose its structure with use and continues to allow both of mom's arms and baby to rest comfortably while nursing. My Breast Friend pillows are highly versatile nursing pillows and we found that they will fit well no matter where in your postpartum journey you are. We appreciate the adjustable buckle system as it allows you to keep the pillow close to the body preventing the gap that baby could slip into as well as enhancing overall support.
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.
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 & BabyGearLab Team