Monday, November 1, 2010

Hobo Mama Giveaway: My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow, travel pillow, nursing stool, & more! $155 ARV {11.23; US} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. View the winner here! Thank you all so much for entering!



This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for entry instructions.

My Brest Friend breastfeeding full kit spread out

My Brest Friend is offering my readers a giveaway of a My Brest Friend breastfeeding support kit! This fabulous prize pack includes:
  • My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow with new Slipcover attached
  • My Brest Friend Travel Nursing Pillow with Slipcover
  • My Brest Friend Adjustable Wooden Nursing Stool
  • My Brest Friend Nursing Cover
  • 3 bottles of My Brest Friend Supplements:
    • Breastfeeding Essentials multi vitamin/mineral plus DHA
    • Lemon Fish Oil
    • Fenugreek for increasing milk supply

Can you believe the generosity? This is an amazing pillow, and with all the add-ons, the total value of this prize package comes to over $150!

Awhile ago, I wrote an overview of various nursing pillows that particularly highlighted the two I had personally used, one of which was the My Brest Friend. I contacted My Brest Friend and asked if they'd be interested in doing a giveaway, seeing as I already used and enjoyed their product. They did me one better and sent me this whole kit to review, and promised another duplicate set to give away to one lucky reader!

Original Nursing Pillow

My Brest Friend breastfeeding nursing pillow in packagingA nursing pillow helps with breastfeeding positioning, particularly in the early weeks and months. To prevent strain on the back or pain in latching, the baby's mouth should be at breast height, and it's usually easiest to get a good latch with a newborn when the baby's turned sideways in a tummy-to-tummy position with the mama. The problem is, our laps are much lower than our breasts (well, depends, I guess! But let's go with that…), so it's hard to position a newborn or other small baby high enough so that the baby's mouth isn't pulling down the breast or the mama isn't hunching her shoulders to bring herself down to the baby's level. Enter: the nursing pillow.

What I really appreciate about My Brest Friend pillows in particular is that they're flat. As someone corrected me in the comments to my previous post on the pillow array,
My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow with nursing toddler
This is mostly a joke photo, because once your baby's big and old enough to sit up and have good neck control, you'll find a nursing pillow less and less needful. As you can see, though, even a very large baby can fit on this pillow top! You can see the little pocket in front for stashing goodies.
there are two bumps on top of the My Brest Friend that help raise the baby's head a bit further at those two strategic locations to aid in eating and digestion. But what I meant was, this pillow is flat across, not rounded at the edges like the Boppy (to name the other most popular nursing pillow). If you ever had trouble with your baby rolling off the edges of a curved nursing pillow, the My Brest Friend will make you happy. It's more of a shelf-like surface, and the size of the ledge is nice and generous so that even a big baby can hang out there.

The pillow is made of a recyclable foam that is quite firm so your baby won't sink in. It's not uncomfortable by any means, but My Brest Friend posits it might help your baby stay awake longer to eat, which can be a good thing for those groggy newborns.

The pillow wraps around you entirely and buckles with an adjustable strap so it will stay in place instead of shifting as you position your baby. The flat sides allow you to snug the pillow
My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow waist strap
You can see how the pillow wraps around you and secures with the strap. You can also see how shelf-like the top is and how it fits snugly to your torso. I was having a little trouble positioning it over my pregnant bump (no, I'm not as far along as I look; no comments from the peanut gallery), but the good news is the pillow still fit even with the extra in my midsection. The strap expands to fit up to a 44-inch waist, which is good to note for postpartum tummies and plus-size caregivers.
close to your tummy so there's no gap in between you and the pillow for the baby to roll into. The sides allow your arms a place to rest, and the back features a back support to help keep your posture upright as you nurse. Depending on how you sit, this might or might not be comfortable for you. I tried it again, and it felt pretty cozy to me. It didn't let the top of your back rest against the back of the chair, but the foam is firm enough to support you if you want to lean into it.

Once it's strapped on, you can theoretically walk around with it attached, though there is a warning on the tag that says not to use it standing up. I think you could carefully stand, though, while supporting your baby with your arms to transfer her to a safe sleeping environment.
My Brest Friend breastfeeding pillow back support
This is the firm foam back support.
Just a safety note: No nursing pillows are intended for babies to sleep on, since there could be a suffocation danger, particularly if the parent isn't alert.

There's a little pocket that hangs down to one side in front and secures with hook-and-loop tape. You could stash a lip balm, the TV remote, a book, your cell phone, a water bottle — not all at once, mind you, but one or two things to keep you happily occupied while your baby feeds, or items you might use for the baby, such as a burp cloth or nursing necklace.

Anyway, I was happy to be reacquainted with the My Brest Friend. I'd liked the hand-me-down I had from Mikko's newborn days, but this new pattern with the polka dots really makes my heart go zing. The slipcover is a sturdy 100% cotton, zips on, and can be removed easily for machine washing.

I was equally impressed by the other items My Brest Friend sent me.

Adjustable Nursing Stool

My Brest Friend breastfeeding nursing stoolA nursing stool, I think, is one of the most undersung pieces of nursing furniture. Most families could afford one (or could find a hand-me-down), but most don't because they don't appreciate their full value. Let me just say, then, that I love my nursing stool, and so I'm very glad to see this quality adjustable nursing stool from My Brest Friend. It puts your feet at the appropriate, slightly tilted angle for nursing. In most chairs, your thighs (i.e., lap) tilt slightly forward as your feet reach toward the ground. With a proper nursing stool, your knees are raised so that your thighs are lifted and tilted toward your body, making your lap higher and more stable to hold your nursing infant. Now, instead of having to keep your baby from rolling off your lap, your baby will naturally turn into your breast. Trust me, it makes nursing so much more comfortable!

The My Brest Friend stool is made of a lovely light-colored wood with a nice sheen and grain to it. It has non-skid strips on the top. It comes unassembled, and there was my one downfall — I had the worst time putting it together! It didn't help that one of the supplies was mislabeled on the
My Brest Friend breastfeeding nursing stool preschooler helping
Mikko helps me assemble the stool wrong. Clearly I should not be let loose with an allen wrench.
instructions, but besides that, I put four pieces on the wrong way before I figured that out and had to redo them. (All that allen wrenching for nothing!) That was mostly user error, of course, the same sort of user error that makes Ikea purchases such an adventure, but what was truly perplexing was the four small screws that needed to hold the hinge in place. There were tiny pre-drilled holes, but the wood was really hard to screw them into, and the screws were too small for our power drivers to fit. Sam and I had to take turns turning them in by hand and never did get some of them flush, though good enough to hold. If you're more carpentry-minded, maybe you won't have these issues!

Anyway, once assembled, the stool is a treat. It adjusts with wooden-tipped thumb screws (as in, you don't need a screwdriver), so you can choose the height on a whim. There are two tilted modes and then one flat one. I think this is what really sets the My Brest Friend stool apart from the nursing stool crowd, because it transforms into a child's step-stool! Nursing furniture that will actually get some use past the infant days is always a plus.


My Brest Friend breastfeeding nursing stool feet resting
Tilted for nursing
My Brest Friend breastfeeding preschooler stepping on nursing stool
Flat for a step stool


















Inflatable Travel Pillow

My Brest Friend breastfeeding travel pillow clasp
The travel pillow is only a small roll but inflates to a full-size My Brest Friend with all the features of the Original, and it includes a cotton slipcover.
This is an ingenious idea: an inflatable rubber nursing pillow for travel! Deflated, the pillow is a small roll, with the removable (and included) slipcover a small roll beside it. But inflated, it's the same size as the Original Nursing Pillow — perhaps a tad less height, but otherwise just as ample.

Inflating it didn't take overly long. You can inflate it to your desired level of firmness. I recommend underinflating it before wrestling on the slipcover. I tried to put it on when it was full, and I had a fight on my hands. So keep the air pressure a little soft and pull on the slipcover, zipping it most of the way, and then finish any final inflation and zipping.

The travel pillow would be quite cozy for an airplane ride (breastfeeding through flights = very
My Brest Friend breastfeeding travel pillow newborn
I decided to show you what a smaller baby might look like on the pillow! You can see you have room to rest your arms as you support your baby (and/or doll).
good travel tip) and for using on vacation when your usual pillow won't fit in your suitcase. Even if you weren't traveling, it would also be handy to stash in your diaper bag if you needed a nursing pillow while you were out and about. Now, it might be too much huffing and puffing to use for just a half-hour here and there, but I still think it would be a comfort item for any occasion in which it would be helpful to have a nursing pillow but onerous to lug along a foam version.

I wouldn't, however, use the travel pillow as my at-home pillow. I think the foam is more comfortable and breathable than the rubber of the inflatable one. It's nice that the travel version included the features of the full-size one, though, like the wraparound design, the back support, the buckle, and the pocket.

Nursing Cover

My Brest Friend breastfeeding nursing cover peering down
No one will see what's going on but you.
Full disclosure: Testing this one out was my very first time ever using a nursing cover. I tried a blanket draped over my shoulder once when Mikko was a newborn, and when the wind caught it and started waving it around like a flag, I knew I was done with covers after only that first try. That's just my preference, as I know I can breastfeed discreetly and comfortably (as in, to my personal discretion and comfort level) without one.

But I know lots of breastfeeding parents who can't live without them, so I tried this one out to let you know what I think!

First of all, it's really long and wide, so it will cover everything. It can be used in conjunction with the My Brest Friend pillow. The cover I had was an appealing navy print, and I get the impression that all the designs are opaque so there's no peekaboo action happening.

My Brest Friend breastfeeding cover with hand
That didn't last long. The Toddler Hand of Doom emerges from the wired neck.
The fabric is a durable 100% cotton. I found it a little stiff, but maybe that's something that softens in the wash, or maybe that's a plus with covers, since it won't drape as closely over your baby.

There's a neck strap that adjusts and buckles, and there's a wired opening at the top that bows out from your neck so you can look down and see your sweet nursling's face but no one else can.

Mikko let me try it out for, oh, round about 30 seconds, but we managed to snap a couple pictures before the inevitable happened (much like Code Name: Mama's hilarious experience). Since this is a very nice nursing cover, I intend to gift it to a friend who plans to use one.

Breastfeeding Supplements

My Brest Friend breastfeeding supplements new designI tried out the multi-vitamin and -mineral capsules and the fish oil softgels. I haven't tried the fenugreek yet, because fenugreek is a galactogogue, intended to increase milk supply. When I first started testing the supplements, I was merely breastfeeding a toddler; now I'm pregnant and breastfeeding a toddler. In the first case I didn't feel fenugreek was necessary for me; in the second, fenugreek isn't recommended during pregnancy. But, I do intend to try them out once this second baby is born, to see if it helps boost my milk supply in those early days. You can do your own research on this, but my impression is that fenugreek is a safe and accepted natural way to boost milk supply when needed. The recommended dose is two capsules three times a day, so six total, which is what Kellymom also recommends, and an increase should be noticed within one to three days. After milk supply is established, you can stop taking fenugreek, so one bottle (100 capsules) should be enough for most.

So, enough on what I didn't use. On to what I did. The Breastfeeding Essentials multi capsules
My Brest Friend breastfeeding supplements one time
A morning's dose of 2 multis & 2 fish oils.
(120 per bottle) were absolutely fine. You're supposed to take four per day, so theoretically two in the morning and two at night. The fish oil capsules (100 softgels per bottle) also went down easily. The recommended dose was a somewhat perplexing one to six capsules daily. I split the difference and went with three or four per day, again taken twice a day to increase absorption.

Even in early pregnancy with morning sickness, I didn't notice any ill effects from either supplement. The smoothness of the capsules and softgels made them easy to swallow, and I always took them after a meal so my stomach wasn't empty. I had no stomach complaints or fishy burps. The multi capsules are vegetarian. The fish oil, obviously, is not.

The multi seems to have more of a lot of items than my other prenatals have, which is interesting. I don't see any warning flags, though I'm not at all an expert on supplements. I've chosen, now that my bottle's empty and I'm pregnant, to try out a couple whole foods versions of a prenatal multi instead (based on the idea that the body might better be able to utilize the nutrients than in a synthetic version). I also know there are conflicting studies on whether supplements are beneficial or not. That said, I feel like these capsules are just as good if not better than the prenatals commonly found in drugstores and have no problem recommending them for anyone who is nursing. The company says they're not intended as prenatals specifically (that is, for pregnant women) but rather for postnatal lactation support. I like that they've been formulated with the specific needs of breastfeeding mamas in mind.

The fish oil is lemon flavored, though I'm not sure why, since you just swallow the softgels. I guess it keeps them from tasting really fishy as they go down, which I do appreciate, since I'm no seafood fan. One thing that really concerns me in fish oil supplements is the purity of the ingredients, particularly the mercury level of the fish, so I appreciated this reassurance printed on the label:
"Molecular distillation processing and specialized refining technologies yield an ultra-pure fish oil concentrate. Each batch is independently tested for mercury, pesticides, and PCBs to assure exceptional oil purity."
Again, I think this sets these supplements above the common fish oil supplements found in drugstores, where the purity of the fish used might not be as aboveboard.

Other products

One of my quibbles with the My Brest Friend Original Pillow is that it might not be a good fit
My Brest Friend Twins Plus Pillow
Twins Plus Pillow
for plus-sized parents. While the strap is adjustable up to a 44-inch waist, the back support won't fit square across the back if the strap is pulled too loose. I was glad to see, then, that My Brest Friend now offers a Twins Plus version of the pillow that says it features "extra comfort and support for twins and plus sizes." I haven't tried it, but it's good to keep in mind for plus sizes and for multiples.

There's also an organic version of 100% cotton and bamboo, and a professional version if you're a lactation consultant or birth assistant who wants an anti-microbial vinyl pillow that wipes down easily after each use. I think this would be a great nursing pillow to have on hand when counseling new or future breastfeeding mamas. You can also buy a deluxe version that apparently has plusher fabric and an easier hook-and-loop strap attachment. If you want to snaz up your pillow, there are slipcovers in various patterns. There's also a reflux pillow to angle your baby with the head much higher than the feet if reflux is an issue or you want a non-wraparound version to be gentle on a C-section scar.

Other considerations

Just a few more things.

A couple potential negatives: The foam in the nursing pillow is treated with fire retardants. The chemical used is anti-blaze V6, which is PBDE-free and one of the safer fire retardants on the market. Using the chemical on the foam is unfortunately required by law. The slipcover offers a level of protection between the baby and the foam, but I just wanted to let you know in case you're opposed to any fire retardants. Also, the products are mostly made in China, but I don't happen to know under what conditions. It might be perfectly fine, but I wanted to be upfront about that.

A couple wholehearted positives. It is refreshing to see a company so committed to breastfeeding My Brest Friend nursing on pillowsupport. My Brest Friend is on Best for Babes' list of corporate partners, and I appreciate their commitment to upholding the WHO Code. All the literature presented with the My Brest Friend products was breastfeeding friendly, featuring a lovely model modestly yet openly nursing a young baby. The pillow included illustrated instructions for how to make latching on enjoyable and successful, which must be a huge encouragement and help to any mother who's just given birth and is opening up her pillow and wondering where to start.

As I said, My Brest Friend upholds the WHO Code and doesn't promote bottle feeding through enticing words or images. That said, you absolutely can use these pillows when bottle feeding, and My Brest Friend endorses them for that purpose as well. The support they offer is invaluable to any baby being fed, whether by bottle or at the breast. This means that any caregiver can use them.

Finally, the My Brest Friend pillow is proclaimed the #1 recommendation of lactation consultants. Since I love me some lactation consultants, that means a lot in my book!

All in all, I'm so happy with my new My Brest Friend paraphernalia I get to use (again) with my coming baby, and I'm confident you'll be happy with any of it, too!


BUY IT!

You can buy My Brest Friend products online at Amazon, Babies R Us, Nursing Mother Supplies, Destination Maternity, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Diapers.com, and others, as well as local retail stores. The My Brest Friend logoMy Brest Friend Store Locator will help you look by address in the United States and internationally.

The My Brest Friend Original Pillow retails at $42 but is on sale at Amazon for $39.95 at the time of this writing and eligible for free Super Saver Shipping. Extra slipcovers are $17 (on sale for $14.49). The inflatable travel pillow (with slipcover included) is regularly $28, on sale for $19.99. The deluxe version is $44.99 (on sale for $39.22 to $44.88 – woot! — depending on pattern), and the Twins Plus Nursing Pillow is $76, on sale for $69.53. The Adjustable Nursing Stool is $34, currently at a generous sale price of $24. I haven't been able to find the supplements priced or sold online, because I think they've only recently been released. You could check local or online stores later if you're interested.


WIN IT!


My Brest Friend breastfeeding kit stacked

For your own chance to win a My Brest Friend breastfeeding support kit with all the items pictured (patterns and colors may vary), enter in the comments below! Contest is open to the U.S. only. (Sorry, everyone else! I promise there are international contests on the way.)

MAIN ENTRY: Visit MyBrestFriend.com and tell me something you like about one of the products!

Leave an email address in at least one of your comments if it's not clearly visible on A Prizey Pick buttonyour profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. (You can write it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} hobomama {dot} com or similar.)

This is a joint giveaway with Hobo Mama Reviews and Natural Parents Network, a new site co-founded by Lauren of Hobo Mama & Dionna of Code Name: Mama and intending to bring together those interested in attachment parenting and a natural lifestyle. You may enter at one site only, and we'll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do check out and enjoy both sites!


BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning (leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all):

RULES:
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  • For tasks that garner you multiple entries, you can copy and paste the comment with a #1, #2, etc.
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  • I will pick the winner through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave an email address in your comment if it's not clearly visible on your profile or linked web page so I can contact you if you win. If I can't reach a winner or don't hear back within a couple days, I'll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let me know: mail {at} HoboMama.com

Contest closes November 23 at 11:59 p.m. PST.


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22bmommy2 said...

Am I first here? :-) Well, I visited the My Best Friend site, and really like all the pattern choices for the original pillow, especially the Leaf, the Green Paisley, and the Sunburst! And the nursing covers look pretty and practical.

Country Cookin' Mama said...

What a great review! I first saw the My Brest Friend pillow on the Duggar's show when Michelle was feeding one of her babies while walking around. Ever since then I've wanted to try that pillow, so I'd love to try the original pillow.
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Country Cookin' Mama said...

If I won, I'd use the kit, I have a 9 week old daughter that breastfeeds. :)
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22bmommy2 said...

Entered your Prima Princess DVD giveaway.

Jay said...

I really like the all around support of the pillow. I have a Boppy but this would be nice. I also like the travel inflatable!! That would be handy to have.
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MG said...

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Visited mybestfriend.com and I think the extra support would really help combat my breastfeeding posture and I like the pocket on the cover.

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followed on twitter: mother_girl

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Liked My Best Friend on FB

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Liked My Best Friend on FB

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MG said...

I would use the kit with my 2month old :)

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Following MBF blog

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Following Nat Parent on twitter

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Liked Hobo Mama on FB

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Angela said...

I love the nursing stool because it alleviates stress on your back, shoulders, and neck.
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Angela said...

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Angela said...

If I won I would be using this because I am expecting my baby in December!
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Angela said...

I learned that the My Brest Friend pillow fits up to a 44-inch waist, making it a good choice for breastfeeding moms and even many bottle-feeding Dads.
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Angela said...

I entered the Prima Princessa Presents: Swan Lake ballet DVD giveaway.
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anamlgrl said...

I simply love that this pillow attaches to you! I used the boppy pillow which was no help at all for me... I would LOVE to try this pillow!
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anamlgrl said...

I like my breast friend on FB - 1
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I like my breast friend on FB - 2
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anamlgrl said...

I would save this for my next pregnancy... unless one of my very good friends gets pregnant before me... then I may be nice and share!!
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anamlgrl said...

I subscribed to the My Breast friend blog via yahoo reader!
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following you publicly!
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I subscribe to you via email!
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I subscribe to you in yahoo reader!
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subscribed to NPN via email!
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I like you on FB!
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I like NPN on FB!
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following you via networked blogs!
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following NPN on twitter!
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anamlgrl said...

I learned that Keeping your baby’s spine straight, having your baby’s legs extended, and body in an upright position has been recommended to reduce reflux!
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22bmommy2 said...

I would use this awesome gift for my soon coming baby!

mbeeman said...

The product that I like the most is the nursing stool. I like that it is adjustable. I remember always struggling to find ways to keep my knees up when nursing my son and I would have loved to own one of these!

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mbeeman said...

I liked My Brest Friend on FB.

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mbeeman said...

I followed the My Brest Friend blog.

mbeeman said...

I follow @Hobo_Mama on Twitter. My Twitter name is @mebeeman

mbeeman said...

If I win, I will be using this for my son who is due on January 21st :)

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I like that the slipcovers come in so many designs.

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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I would be using this as I am due in May! :)

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The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I went back and learned that the pillow supports babies up to 18 months and about 20 pounds.

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annjam said...

What a great set of nursing items! I'm having my first little one in May and can't wait for the challenges and joys of breastfeeding.

Thanks for a great blog!

shelbers434 said...

I love how you can do stuff or walk around while breastfeeding it gives alot more freedom
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Baby Mama said...

I like all the designs for the pillow
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Baby Mama said...

I would use this kit for my next baby
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Dawn said...

I love the reflux feeding pillow. My oldest had reflux and I ended up switching to bottle. I wish companies and hospitals were more breastfeeding friendly 6 years ago.

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Dawn said...

I would use this kit.
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Dawn said...

I subscribe (GFC) to the My Brest Friend News blog dmcalgaro
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Sharonna said...

I would love to win this for my best friend that is pregnant. :)

sweetpea18 said...

i like that the travel pillow packs flat and fits in diaper bag pockets!
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sweetpea18 said...

i'm due with #2 this spring so i would use it! i had a boppy for my daughter and it was ok, but i found it wasn't any better than a pillow. i've heard great things about my breast friend so i'd love to win one!
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sweetpea18 said...

i learned that the bumps are called feeding risers and they aid in digestion!
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sweetpea18 said...

gfc-heatheranya
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sweetpea18 said...

i entered the prima princessa giveaway
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Missy said...

i like that the nursing pillow is flat so that the baby wont roll inward as they do with boppy-type pillows!

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Missy said...

i like my brest friend on facebook #1

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i like my brest friend on facebook #2

Missy said...

*I* will be using this kit if i win! i'm so excited to breastfeed again!

Missy said...

had another look around the site and learned that you should NOT use it while standing - one of my clients said she loved hers b/c she could use it while standing. good to know i shouldnt do that if i win.

Missy said...

subscribed to my brest friend news blog

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i subscribe to hobo mama reviews w/ google reader

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i subscribe to hobo mama w/ google reader

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subscribed to natural parents network in reader

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i follow hobo mama on twitter

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am now following natparnet on twitter

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tweeted

username - still fakecrab :)

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like hobo mama on facebook

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like natural parents network on facebook

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hobo mama is in my blogroll #1

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hobo mama is in my blogroll #2

Missy said...

added natural parents network to my blogroll #1

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added natural parents network to my blogroll #2

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can you tell i REALLY want to win this giveaway? i never do this much work for a giveaway... :)

Missy said...

i entered to win the giggle junction i spy bag (which would be a nice little quiet activity to do with oscar while nursing the baby using my fabulous my brest friend prize pack)

Anna said...

Seeing My Brest Friend, I knew I had to have it. I loved being able to breast feed baby.. I believe this will make the experience ever more sweet. I love the idea of different texture slipcovers and designs!

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Michele said...

I like that they made a travel pillow that can fit in a diaper bag and just be inflated when needed.
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Michele said...

I would use this kit if I won. I am expecting my first child and plan on breastfeeding.

Michele said...

I subscribed to the My Brest Friend News blog.

Michele said...

I learned that the pillow is made of a recyclable foam.

Michele said...

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I subscribe to you via RSS feed.

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22bmommy2 said...

I visited the site and learned a lot about My Brest Friend's awesome pillows! They've been around for 15 years and have their products in 30 countries. What I thought was interesting is that they were the first ones to design a pillow specifically for nursing mothers! And it's so neat that NIC units and birthing hospitals like using their products!

22bmommy2 said...

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Anonymous said...

I realllly like the shape if that pillow! Way better than what I have.
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eek_031880 said...

I like that the nursing pillow has a flat surface and is not rounded.

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I would use this kiy if won.

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eek_031880 said...

I subscribe to the My Brest Friend News blog

eek_031880 said...

I learned that the My Brest Friend pillow fits up to a 44-inch waist, making it a good choice for breastfeeding moms and even many bottle-feeding Dads.


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Anonymous said...

the reflux pillow seems like such a simple concept, but very helpful!

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OutnumberedMama said...

I love that it straps around you - which means that you can easily get up and get a ringing phone without having to unlatch a happy baby!
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OutnumberedMama said...

If I won this I would be using it as I am 12 weeks pregnant!!
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OutnumberedMama said...

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Thanks for the chance
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OutnumberedMama said...

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I follow you on Networked Blogs
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OutnumberedMama said...

I follow them on twitter Natural Parent Network
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OutnumberedMama said...

I "like" them on Facebook My Breast Friend #2
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I added Natural Parents Network to by Google Reader
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Jaime said...

i love the pocket on the brest friend pillow!

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Jaime said...

i like My Brest friend on facebook
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Jaime said...

i like My Brest friend on facebook
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Jaime said...

i would use the breastfeeding kit if I won. I am still breastfeeding my 21 month old and recently found out i'm pregnant with my second child due in july

Jaime said...

i follow you on google friend connect

Jaime said...

i also follow your regular blog on GFC

Jaime said...

i subscribe to natural parents network by email

Jaime said...

i follow you on twitter @thelightsgodown

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Jaime said...

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4babygem said...

I really like the nursing stool. I tend to sit with my legs folded which causes me to hunch over. I'm only 5'1 so sometimes my feet don't comfortably reach the floor if I'm sitting with my back against the chair. The stool would be great!

4babygem said...

I would use everything in this kit! I don't have the extra funds to purchase all this great stuff so I would love to win. I'm currently using a hand-me-down Boppy that pretty much has lost its bop. =(

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Natalie said...

I love how their is a video that shows what to do. I love the wide variety of products

Natalie said...

I follow my breast friend on fb

Natalie said...

I like hobo mama on facebook

Natalie said...

I like natural parents network

Natalie said...

I would use this product if I won I an due in April

Natalie said...

I learned about how important a babies positions is when being feed and how it can help with digestion

Natalie said...

I subscribe it hobo mama blog

Natalie said...

I subscribe to follow my breast friend blog

Natalie said...

I follow natural parents

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signed up for the ispy bag giveaway

rachel said...

i liked how the pillows have a strap to hold it onto you. i also like how it is flat. i have a boppy and she is always rollingin between the pillow and me.

jhflora654 said...

I really like the nursing stool. What a great idea!

jhflora654 said...

I would use most of this kit for me, and I would pass the rest on to a friend of mine.

jhflora654 said...

I learned that there is a weight limit for the pillow. Never thought of that.

Alison said...

I like the straps that hold the pillow on. Other pillows ;) don't have that from what I've seen. And the prices are reasonable on their products I've found!

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Alison said...

I've "liked" My Brest Friend on FB!

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Alison said...

I've "liked" My Brest Friend on FB! 2

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Alison said...

I'd use this kit myself when I have my third and final surrogate baby. I'd then donate what I could to a shelter for another mother to use.

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Alison said...

I liked their tips on feeding twins. I have twins myself and agreed with every point they made on their site! :)

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Alison said...

Following via RSS!

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Alison said...

Following via GFC!

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Following Natural Parents Network via Google Reader.

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Alison said...

Following Hobo_Mama on Twitter (@surromama2)

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Alison said...

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Melanie said...

I love that the travel pillow packs flat and is easy to use during any travel stay

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mverno said...

like that the deluxe pillow comes with a Double-featured strap with Velcro and silent-release buckle for easy, one-hand use
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Kristen said...

I like the prints on the nursing covers!!

pinkveganmiso said...

I really like that the pillows now have clips instead of the older style velcro.

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pinkveganmiso said...

I would be giving this to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby.
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pinkveganmiso said...

I learned that the new covers will fit the old Breast Friend pillow.

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pinkveganmiso said...

Following Hobo_Mama on Twitter
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22bmommy2 said...

I'm a follower of your blog via Google as ACMommy. :-)

22bmommy2 said...

Entered your Giggle Junction I Spy giveaway!

Laura said...
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Laura said...

I like the nursing covers sold my My Brest Friend because they are adjustable for all sizes and
breathable 100% cotton

Laura said...

On the My Brest Friend site I learned that the pillow fits up to a 44-inch waist, making it a good choice for breastfeeding moms and even many bottle-feeding Dads

Laura said...

I would love to win this great set for my sister who is expecting her first baby in Feb

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Julieh said...

I like the twins plus pillow, because you can feed 2 babies at a time. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

hmb said...

I visited mybestfriend.com. I think the extra support would really help combat my breastfeeding posture and I like the pocket on the cover.

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hmb said...

If I win, I'd give this to my wife who is expecting our 3rd child.

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hmb said...

Cujo (HMB99) is a google friend

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hmb said...

HMB99 follows @Hobo_Mama on twitter

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hmb said...

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