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Why do you all buy "my breastfriend" and other expensive ones when other cheaper ones are available on ebay, PLO etc?

(11 Posts)
irismom Tue 14-May-13 08:05:05

Is there any specific reason. My LO is 11 weeks old, I dint buy a maternity pillow, thinking i will live with out it. I did through pregnancy. But Now feeding is giving me neck-shoulder-back pain. So time to buy a nursing pillow, as MN suggests.
Was going thro the posts ans can see only recommendations for Expensive ones like Dreamgenii. Is there any specific reason for that? Please let me know. I have seen good(loking) pillows at PLO here for around 15 or less and in DPWH for £15(free shipping). Any suggestions please

eltsihT Tue 14-May-13 08:11:45

I bought new for everything with my son. Was planning on having more children so it made sense to me as new items would have a longer life span.

Due today with number 2 and. Everything has been bought second hand, as not planning on having any more

HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 14-May-13 09:31:05

When I'm feeding I just use an extra pillow from the spare bed and a v neck pillow like this one. I had it in hospital and carried on using it since. I also put it behind me on the sofa.

PoppyAmex Tue 14-May-13 09:35:15

Brest Friend has an adjustable strap that attaches around your waist, this is super useful - I found it brilliant during the first 5 months and will use it for DC2.

It's also ergonomically shaped for the baby and it helps immensely with breastfeeding.

PoppyAmex Tue 14-May-13 09:37:17

Sorry, forgot to say...

All the other pillows look soft and relatively squishy and brest friend is fairly hard which I found makes a huge difference in keeping the baby in the right position.

Christ, it looks like I work for them (I don't). In fact I resented buying a product with such a stupid name, but it's one of my number 1 baby buys.

Seeline Tue 14-May-13 09:37:57

I always just uesed a spare pillow too HadALittle - always worked fine for my two.

Librarina Tue 14-May-13 10:25:26

Faith you had a baby! Yay!! I remember you from TTC, you were nice to me! I'm so happy you got your baby.

Mine is due soon, I got a feeding pillow from TK Maxx, similar to MBF, in that its quite hard and sculpted but doesn't have a backstrap. About 20 quid cheaper than RRP

HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 14-May-13 11:10:30

Yes Librarina! She's 4 weeks old smile Congratulations to you! When are you due?

rrreow Tue 14-May-13 11:48:02

I bought mine from John Lewis and it was £25. I found that quite expensive but it was worth for me being able to see it in the flesh and ascertain the level of firmness and support. In the end I definitely wouldn't have been able to do without it and its level of firmness due to some rsi problems with my elbow.

I can't comment on the cheaper ones you linked as I haven't tried them. You might be lucky and they'll be fine (they look pretty much identical to the one I have), but you don't know unless you try. Maybe have a look at their returns policy in case?

Librarina Thu 16-May-13 17:56:16

3 weeks! Just started Mat Leave and trying to get sorted. Am beyond excited

(Sorry for the hijack!)

HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 16-May-13 18:28:39

Hope it all goes well smile

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