If 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.
My 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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