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Old 11-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Long torso'd women: breastfeeding pillows

When DD was born, I had a boppy (that I no longer have), it was almost useless to breastfeed with because it wouldn't get her high enough. I had to use other methods to get her on the boob and most were highly uncomfortable.

Since I'm starting from scratch, I thought I'd see if anyone has recommendations. Preferrably from women with longer torsos since that was the bulk of my issue with the boppy.

thanks in advance!

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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MyBrestFriend. It's adjustable height and has a belt strap! it's foam, too! Loved it!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: Long torso'd women: breastfeeding pillows

I ended up just using a couch pillow that was a bit stiff but it worked so much better than the boppy with my long torso.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Thank you - I didn't realize the breastfriend was adjustable!

Couch cushions might work for home, but I want something portable.
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Re: Long torso'd women: breastfeeding pillows

I have a long torso too and have used a Boppy (useless), My Breast Friend (better), and Bosom Baby (my favorite).
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Oh never even heard of that one! Good info - thanks!
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I used a boppy and propped a couch cushion under the sider dds head was on. With DS I never used anything.

Could you not use a pillow? Then you'd never have to buy anything or be missing anything when out and about.
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I used a boppy and propped a couch cushion under the sider dds head was on. With DS I never used anything.

Could you not use a pillow? Then you'd never have to buy anything or be missing anything when out and about.
Yeah I always made due with nothing when I was out and about. At other people's houses I'd just do like I did at home a sofa cushion.
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Re: Long torso'd women: breastfeeding pillows

I have a long torso, and I use a sling when my back starts to hurt. I couldn't get into the boppy this time, plus my daughter was using it as her pillow by that time, lol.
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I'm going to agree with PP's about the MyBreastFriend pillow. I have a longer torso and used the nippy with ODD. I always ended up stack a ton of pillows underneath it to hold it up. With my YDD we used the MyBreastFriend and LOVED it!!! I still have mine I think....

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