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I am looking for some suggestions for nursing pillows for a woman that has just had a "surprise" C-section, flat nipples, large breasts, and she only has a thumb and one finger on one of her hands. She is a single mom and will be alone most of the time.<br><br>
This woman wanted a "natural" birth but did not attend childbirth classes and choose a hospital with a 95% epidural rate. She allowed the doctor to induce her so she had a lot of IV fluids. The baby's alcoholic boyfriend wanted her to have a C-section all along because that is what the last girl he got pregnant had. Pretty much everything went wrong.<br><br>
The doctor never examined her nipples and she didn't know she had flat nipples (how could you not know?). She is being helped by the hospital LC but the baby has been getting bottles, formula and pacifiers. My friend is an older LLL Leader and works with her and has be a mother figure for her. However, my friend is moving by Easter and I plan to help if the woman is still nursing (I am also an older Leader).<br><br>
My youngest child is 19 so I did an internet search of currently available nursing pillows. The Utterly Yours Breast Pillow looks like it could be helpful with her hand deformity. I'm thinking a small pillow like a Cheri, also called Little Beam, might work well. Suggestions please.<br>
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I love this pillow <a href="http://www.mybrestfriend.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mybrestfriend.com/</a><br><br>
I used the boppy at first, but it was useless, my friend with an older baby brought me over her brestfriend and things have been bliss ever since.<br><br>
You can get them from amazon <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FBrest-Friend-Light-Deluxe-Pillow%2Fdp%2FB000HZI1R2%2Fref%3Dpd_sbs_ba_title_1" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Brest-Friend-L...sbs_ba_title_1</a>
 

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I agree that the My Brestfriend is by far the easiest and most comfortable pillow. VERY supportive for baby and stays put on momma. The buckle is big and easy, so I'm pretty sure she could do it with her hand.<br><br>
The Utterly Yours also makes sense since she has large breasts. I didn't try it, but at first you do need to support the breast somehow.<br><br>
As for flat nipples - as a last resort I used a nipple shield with great success. A lot of mommas on here have and have been able to wean babe off after a few weeks. Much better than having to pump and bottle feed!!!
 
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