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#61 of 66 Old 09-16-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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i had the my brest friend and bad latch issues and a very hard start to breastfeeding. the brest friend contributed to the frustration, as it was ridiculously tough getting positioned every time with the new baby. i did better with just a plain old pillow, and which i still use today. i got rid of the brest friend.

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I used the My Brest Friend at a nursing mom's chat - LOVED it! But usually, I just hunched over.
Now she's HUGE! The cradle hold works just fine.
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the my brest friend nursing pillow was a life saver in the early weeks of DD's life. Breastfeeding did NOT come naturally for us, and the only position I could get her to latch in was the cross cradle hold...And because my millk flowed so fast she was pulling off the breast consantly, so I was constantly re latching her! Also my breasts were HUGE and awkward in the early weeks and DD's mouth was so small that I had to support my breast and my baby, my wrists and arms would have fallen off if it weren't for that wonderful pillow! I personally hated the boppy for breastfeeding it slipped constantly...But the my brest friend was awesome. I cradled my baby when I could during nursing...But in the early weeks when breastfeeding was most intense I figured anything that helped me get milk in her was fine by me... Once she was 6 weeks or so I didn't need the nursing pillow anymore, and we haven't needed it since, but with the next baby I will be using it anytime we're not nursing laying down!

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i still use a boppy and mine is 4.5 mos... when i go out to a restaurant i bring it with me! lol! love it. i can also nurse in the wrap or sling, or i *can* nurse just in arms but i find a carrier or nursing pillow better.

the my breast friend is nice but i too dont get the wrap around and buckle thing... like do they think that every 4 hours we have a formal sit down and nurse? or what? mine nurses a minute here, ten minutes there. i have gottten really good at chucking the strap around me with one hand so it's out of the way. but i got a simple boppy at sally anne for $2 and now the breast friend stays in the car.
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My 2.5 month boy is already over 15 lbs---my Boppy just helps me support that weight, since he is not mobile enough to help position himself very much. I've used it since he was born. When I'm out, I don't use it. But he's mostly in my Moby Wrap then.
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I tried a boppy for my first baby. It was too short for me. I'm kind of long in the torso. I also got a brest friend and it was better, but still too short. I've gone without pillows since my oldest was around a month old. I can see how they'd be useful for some moms but they weren't helpful for me.

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