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I'm working on my registry right now, and I'm looking for an organic nursing pillow. I was only able to find 4 distinct versions out there so far:
<ul><li><a href="http://www.lildiaperdepot.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=9" target="_blank">Lil Diaper Depot's Caboose Maternity/Nursing Pillow</a> -- Looks similar in shape to My Brest Friend.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.ecobaby.com/catalog/product.asp?pf_id=econp" target="_blank">Ecobaby's Nursing Pillow</a> -- Looks similar in shape to Boppy.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.childrensneeds.com/organic_cotton_nursing_pillow.html" target="_blank">Children's Needs Nursing Pillow</a> -- Looks like a huge Boppy!</li>
<li><a href="http://blessednest.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=7" target="_blank">Blessed Nest's Nesting Pillow</a> -- It's a half-moon/crescent shape. Is that a good shape for a nursing pillow?</li>
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Has anyone used any of these before?<br><br>
If not, which shape do you think would work best?<br><br>
TIA for any help you can give to a clueless first-time pg mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I'd go for the Ecobaby's. I had a wedge pillow with DD, and now I have a Boppy with DS. I can actually nurse him to sleep and he can stay there on my lap while I work on the computer. Would not have been able to do that with the wedge pillow.
 

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I have a Boppy and a My Brest Friend and I only ever use a regular bed pillow. You never know what will work until you get there, IMO.
 

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I used one that was a similar hape to the caboose one you linked until I lost 50 or so prego pounds and was able to fit comfortable in my boppy - now my other one is collecting dust.... sorry I don't know if I helped <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Yeah, the Boppy doesn't fit around many women when they're newly postpartum and NEED a nursing pillow!!<br><br>
I made my own when I was pg with DD1, and I think I found a thrift store boppy that I used with DS- it was pretty well stretched out by the time I got it. I'm not sure a brand new one would have worked as well.
 

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For me, because I am a larger person, the traditional-sized breastfeeding pillows just don't work for me. At all. I used normal pillows, but VERY firm ones.<br><br>
At first you might be stacking a gazillion pillows, and then you will not have to use one at all (breastfeeding in a mcdonald's booth = fun for all involved... not). It's so hard to say until you're there. I know that you want to add things to your registry, but I would borrow friends' pillows and see what I like first.
 

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I just use a regular bed pillow. That's what I grew up seeing my mom use, so I went with tradition. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I had one very similar to the 'childrens needs nursing pillow'...and it was just too huge for me! I wasnt big to begin with but then gained 6 stone in pregnancy and popped out a 10lbs 4.5oz baby...so it was all too much! - it raised my son above my boobs...I ended up just using it as a bed pillow for my own back comfort! lmao...<br><br>
I wish I would have got something smaller...more like a boppy. Pillows might work for some but I tried pillows in the hospital and they arejust too fiddly - they kept slipping around and I would have to readjust...what I wouldnt have given for a simple boppy like pillow then! lmao<br><br>
So...the ecobaby nursing pillow is what I would recommend!
 

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I have a My Brest Friend and have used it, literally, every day for the past 7.5 months. He nurses on it, he naps on it, I love it! I can read, even type (2 handed) on the computer while he nurses and naps. I can sit up straight, which is important to me! It is great. Only thing is that as a smallish breasted woman I have to build it up with pillows. Now that he is bigger I only need one under it to get him up to boob height, but in the early days it was 2 bed pillows with the MBF on top, though this would have been the case with any pillow.<br><br>
I tried a boppy once and it was completely useless!<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I found my Boppy indispensable. I still use it almost every time I nurse my 12 month old, and he often falls asleep in it while I work on the computer. SO I would vote the eco baby one.
 

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I totally agree... I registered for a Boppy and DD hated it! She wouldn't even sit in it as she got older! Even as a newborn she bucked and screamed every time I tried to use it. So we nurse without a nursing pillow and it's been great. I guess you never know what your LO will prefer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i have a my brest friend and a boppy and the brest friend is totally superior, imo. hth</div>
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I agree! I had a Boppy for the first couple months and then found a second hand MBF. No looking back!<br><br>
I just handed my My Breast Friend off the my sil and she is thrilled with it as well. The Boppy didn't fit well around her middle and she found she need extra support behind her back to make it work anyway.<br><br>
I don't think my ds noticed one way or another. As long as he was getting his milkies he was happy. However, with a pillow or the Boppy my ds would wake up when I would try to move him but with the MBF he never did.
 

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I used a Boppy with my older kids and now I have a My Brest Friend and I think it's so much better. It's more comfortable and it fits a lot better.
 

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned the Boppy because the zipper contains lead and the little pull thing on top comes lose and the baby can swollow it. And the Boppy is MADE IN CHINA!!!<br><br>
The best nursing pillow I ever used was the Boston Billow, but that too was banned for some obscure reason after the Boppy people complained to the Consumer Products Safety Commission. The CPSC actually managed to say that " a mom, after having breastfed, could fall asleep over the baby and push it's face into the Boston Billow and so suffocate it.! Duh !!!<br>
Pretty crazy, if you ask me. I really wish that that Boston Billow was available again !
 

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I have both the my brestfriend and the boppy. I use the boppy for DD to lay over for tummy time and when I'm getting ready to nurse her. I can't nurse with it and I'm not big around - it just slips off of me and DD ends up in the crack between my body and the pillow... I find a regular bed pillow easier. The brestfriend is great for nursing! You can also slip it around sideways (put it on and then slip it around) to do the football hold too.<br><br>
By the way, the Boppy recall was for certain covers, which are now off the market. Not the actual pillow and not all of the covers were included. But, do make sure you get a safe one!
 

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I have my brest friend and it is wonderful!! Kai refused to nurse without it for a long while there. I've tried to use my friends' boppies with little luck. I also had to prop MBF up with a pillow at the begining but now that Kai is bigger we don't need to.
 

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You know with DD I started with a Boppy and loved it but ended up as she got older just using a flat bed pillow. With DS I was all geared up to use the boppy again, and I do occasionally, but my love is still a worn in really flat bed pillow.
 

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I mostly use my brestfriend. I have a long torso so I have to put a pillow under it. I'm thinking of getting a wedge to go on it when I get pregnant again. I also have a bosom buddy which is nice. It's a lot bigger and more comfy, I just like that the brestfriend is attached and doesn't push away. I had this problem with the boppy. She would always drop into the crevace and get pushed away.
 
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