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Anyone using one? what kind do you like?<br>
I am debating a <a href="http://www.bosombaby.com" target="_blank">www.bosombaby.com</a> after looking at a "Boppy" in person the area in the front that the baby rests on does not look very big ??<br><br>
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With my first, I used one of these: <a href="http://www.mybrestfriend.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mybrestfriend.com/</a><br>
I have another one for this kid (buckle rather than the noisy velcro), but I haven't used it since he was 2 days old. I just sit cross-legged on the bed, and hold him in my arms. But, he's a quick nurser and very rarely falls asleep nursing unless I'm actually laying next to him. DS1 nursed for long periods, and all the time, so a nursing pillow was pretty needed with him!
 

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I am longer torsoed so I end up hunched over..and my babe was over 10 pounds at birth ...so I have tons of back neck and shoulder pain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I hate my Boppys. I like them to use to support a babe learning to sit up alone, but that's it. The darn things don't fit right around me, and I'm pretty thin; I can't imagine how a heavier mama manages. And the surface that the baby is supposed to rest on isn't small or flat enough for real support. I never got any use out of them for nursing.<br><br>
Right now I'm using an EZ-2-Nurse pillow, but that's designed for tandem nursing not nursing just one. I haven't tried any other ones. But I can say that one with a flatter, broader surface would be more useful; that's why I love my EZ-2-Nurse.
 

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nak<br><br>
with "my brest friend"... makes a world of difference... longer torso-d myself and this gets everything lined up correctly. would highly recommend it!
 

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Yes I think that is the one I am going to buy.<br>
It seems like it would work well for my body type.<br>
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Update!<br><br>
I bought the Brest Friend and .......Its horrible!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Its rock hard.. thick solid foam in a rough cotton/poly cover.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I put it on and when you lean forward it presses into your ribs and stomach and it hurts!<br>
I am a petite small framed woman.. I do not reccomend this pillow if you do not have any padding or a larger frame. Its overwhelming in size to me.<br>
and the part that goes around your back is very uncomfortable if your leaning back in bed.<br>
Overall I give this pillow a crappy rating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I found it very hot as well (all the foam?)<br><br>
I have honestly decided that I think the Pottery Barn chamois boppy will be most ideal for my needs.<br>
I am going to get it tommorow and will update!<br><br>
I still like the Bosom baby.. but again being petite it looks really big and I fear being engulfed in pillow! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I also do not want my baby laying on a hard surface .. her skin is silky soft.. I think things that touch it should be as well!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sorry you don't like your pillow -- I love that one. You're right, though, it is large.</div>
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Ms. Elle tell me.. you don't find it rock hard? like stiff?<br>
did they make them softer at one point?<br><br>
Curious cause I know im in the minority for not liking it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Funny same thing with baby carriers.. for years I avoided the Bjorn because of all the bad reviews.. I fought struggled with and despised ring slings.. mei tais.. eh so so ...<br>
I got a Bjorn from a friend.. and OMG I adore that thing.. i wish I bought it 8 yeara ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I had a boppy, or one very similar. I loved it, and Rachel still loves it at 22 months. It's black with a pnda face on it, fuzzy & really cute.
 

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The regular ol' boppy saved my sanity when my DD was an infant, in fact, until she was about 2. She would nurse on it & it would support her weight so I could sit at a computer chair (boppy on both arms of the chair) and nak, learn how to be a mom on MDC, etc. She loved it too. I simply cannot imagine what I would have done without it. I certainly could nurse without it, but I could not do anything else WHILE nursing ... which was a blessing!!
 
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