Nursing Pillow ideas & Nursing tops

Amy - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I had a stroke as a baby that left my right side weaker than my left side. I want to breastfeed (I am 35 weeks pregnant with my first) but I am worried about being able to hold my daughter to feed her. Any suggestions on good nursing pillows? I know women have nursed with more disabilities than me so I am hoping that I can learn from others to help my daughter. Thanks!


I also want to have a few tops before I come home from the hospital. Any favorites?

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Celena - posted on 05/27/2010

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I did (and continue to do) alot of side by side nursing, but I have to chime in as well for the My Brestfriend Pillow! It was a total life saver for me and to my mind is FAR superior to the Boppy (which is great for helping babies learn to sit). I also like Glamourmom nursing tanks the best.

Lisseth - posted on 05/26/2010

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I nurse my baby laying on my side in bed tummy to tummy. It's how she learned to latch on without hurting me. They say it's a good position for mamas who had a c-section. I do have a boppy also and that helps. But I got to say the laying down is easier.

Jennifer - posted on 05/26/2010

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I have both a boppy and a MyBreastfriend nursing pillow. I love My Breastfriend pillow because it goes completely around me to support my son to make feedings easy. It supports him so I can eat, read, and use the computer easily.

Selia - posted on 05/26/2010

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I love the tops I got here. They are super luxurious feeling and hold up well!

http://www.milknursingwear.com/

I usually nurse using only one arm so I can type or drink with the other. I am sure you'll do fine once you get the hang of it. Don't be afraid to get extra help from a lactation consultant or LLLI if you need it. After the beginning it gets very easy!

Michelle - posted on 05/26/2010

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I don't have any disablilities, but I needed my Boppy in order to breastfeed -- my son ate for almost an hour each feeding, so it was difficult to hold him that long. With the Boppy I was also able to do other things while feeding -- eat, read, etc...

As far as nursing tops, I think any of them are good. I especially likes criss cross fronts -- it made it easier.

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