My Brest Friend: The Best For Breastfeeding (Review & Giveaway)

My Brest Friend LogoIf you have been around my blog for sometime now, you might have heard about the struggles I had for the first few months that I breastfeed Princess P. However, despite the countless problems (clogged ducts, Mastitis, latch issues, supply issues and even the aspiration of a lump), I am glad I pushed through and continued to nurse P through her first birthday. However, as I look back on it now, maybe I didn’t have the proper products to help me through the journey. While I might still have had latch issues, they might not have been as severe if I had had the right nursing pillow. Or, maybe if I had thought to purchase the right supplements to help with my supply, I wouldn’t have had to stay up all night pumping.
Nursing Mom using Original PillowMy Brest Friend is a company that is devoted to all things breastfeeding. Founded in 1994, My Brest Friend was developed in a “laboratory” of new moms, babies and breastfeeding experts who set out to create a pillow whose sole purpose was to answer all the needs of the breastfeeding moms and babies. After redesigning, retesting, poking, tightening and shifting, the My Brest Friend Original Pillow was released. And now, 17 years later, the pillow is still loved around the world.

Photobucket
For the Oh, Baby! event, My Brest Friend sent me a breastfeeding gift pack that literally knocked my socks off! I received an Original Pillow, an additional Slipcover, a Nursing Cover and a bottle of Fenugreek, Omega-3 Lemon Fish Oil and Breastfeeding Essentials to review.
Photobucket

First off, I had to try out the Original Pillow because of its unique design! Not only is the pillow supportive but it is also comfortable for both mom and baby. Its wrap-around design secures to the body, helping mom and baby maintain ideal positioning and latch-on. The built-in back rest helps maintain good posture during feeding and the arm and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress. Also, the My Brest Friend Original Pillow features a firm, flat front cushion to eliminate the gap between you and your baby, which keeps baby from rolling in or away during breastfeeding.

Photobucket
Having tried another brand of breastfeeding pillow in the past, I was anxious to see how different the My Brest Friend Pillow was going to be. One of the first things that really impressed me was the secure fit. I was able to adjust the buckle on the pillow to fit snugly, but not uncomfortably, around my waist. Being able to adjust this pillow makes it ideal for postpartum mommies and C-section tummies. I also really like how supportive the back rest is. It is a perfect feature for when you are up all-night with your little one. Plus, with the convenient pocket on the side, you don’t have to worry about loosing your nursing accessories or baby’s binky.
Photobucket
Along with the pillow, My Brest Friend sent me a Slipcover in a fun alphabet print that would be perfect for a boy or a girl. I found that the Slipcover was easy to place on the pillow and perfect to have around encase you encounter a leaky diaper or spit-up. Cleanup is also very easy! Simply toss the Slipcover into the washing machine and your done!

When breastfeeding Princess P in public, I was always very modest. Even when I had a nursing cover around us, I still felt like something was showing that wasn’t supposed to be. But, now that I have seen the My Brest Friend Nursing Cover in person, I don’t think that nursing in public will be a problem when baby #2 comes along.

Photobucket
The My Brest Friend Nursing Cover is adjustable, breathable and most importantly, easy to use. Its private, easy-view design allows mom to easily check on baby while staying completely covered and its adjustable neck fits all sizes. Made from 100% cotton, the Nursing Cover is breathable and even comes with a convenient pocket on the side for extra storage. Whether you use it alone or with the My Brest Friend Pillow, the Nursing Cover gives you the privacy that you need.

My Brest Friend also sent me a bottle of each of their breastfeeding vitamins and supplements. Each is specifically formulated for the nutritional needs of nursing mothers.

Photobucket
The Breastfeeding Essentials Vitamin from My Brest Friend is a multiple vitamin/mineral supplement plus DHA. Containing over 28 essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs, Breastfeeding Essentials helps nursing mothers maintain overall good health. Breastfeeding Essentials provides over 100% of the daily value of vitamin B6, B12, C, D3,E, riboflavin, thiamine, and pantothenic acid to help you meet the increased nutrient demands of lactation, enhance energy, maintain antioxidant defenses, and support overall well-being.

Omega-3 Lemon Fish Oil is loaded with DHA and Omega-3 fatty acids which supports heart, lung, joint, skin, brain and nerve functions. They are especially crucial for development of proper neurological and visual functions in infants.

Fenugreek is the most popular herbal remedy that has been used by millions of women around the world for increasing milk production. Research suggests that diosgenin, a natural compound found in the Fenugreek seed, may be responsible for stimulating milk production by up to 40%. Women generally notice an increase in milk supply within 1 to 3 days after supplementing with Fenugreek.

Buy It: The My Brest Friend Original Pillow ($44), Slipcover ($18), Nursing Cover ($28), Breastfeeding Essentials ($34.95), Fenugreek ($9.95) and Omega-3 Lemon Fish Oil ($9.95) can be purchased at amazon.com, Walmart.com and Target.com. For a full list of retailers, please click here.

Giveaway Giveaway

Photobucket
One lucky reader will win a My Brest Friend Breastfeeding Gift Pack that includes an Original Pillow, Slipcover, Nursing Cover, a bottle of Breastfeeding Essentials Multivitamin, Fenugreek Supplement and Omega-3 Lemon Fish Oil Supplement! (A $145 Value!)

*This giveaway is now closed.*

To Enter: Visit My Brest Friend and leave a comment on a product you would love to try. Please leave your email address in the comment or make sure it is visible in your profile.

Extra Entries:
1. Grab my button. Leave an address where it can be found.
2. Subscribe to my feed. Must be verified to count.
3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect.
4. Enter any of my other current giveaways. Leave a separate comment on which one(s).
5. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway using the text below. You can tweet once daily for an extra entry each day.
Enter to win a @MyBrestFriend Nursing Prize Pack (valued at $145) during the #ohbabyevent @PieceOfMeBlog! http://bit.ly/eT9Z1v
6. Follow My Brest Friend on Twitter
7. Add the “Oh, Baby!” button to your sidebar. Leave an address where it can be found.
8. 1 Extra Entry if you placed the “Oh, Baby!” button on your sidebar before the start of the event and left a comment on the
event announcement post.
9. 2 Extra Entries if you “like” My Brest Friend on Facebook
10. 5 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on March 29th at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to Continental US residents.

A big thank you to My Brest Friend for this review and giveaway opportunity!


This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided with the Pillow, Slipcover, Nursing Cover and Supplements free of charge and I provided my honest opinion. No other type compensation was received for this review.

Signature

Speak Your Mind

*