My Feeding Friend Breastfeeding Support Pillow

For many moms a nursing pillow is a must. It’s almost like a rite of passage. All of my friends have them and so do I! However, I always noticed that after the first few months those once well-loved pillows are typically cast aside. In fact, I see them for sale on resale pages and at garage sales all the time!! While these pillows are great for nursing and helping to cushion/prop up a baby who is just learning to sit up, they don’t have much use beyond that short period.

Julie Menconi, mother of four former nurslings, felt that typical nursing pillows left a lot to be desired and came up with the idea of a grow-with-me nursing pillow. My Feeding Friend is a line of four adorable “pillows” that can be used throughout many stages of a child’s life. It serves as a cute and cozy breastfeeding support pillow, a cuddly tummy time friend, soft support for sitting up, and finally as a familiar and comforting bedtime buddy for toddlers.

Samuel and I were sent an adorable My Feeding Friend – a monkey! I could tell right away that this little primate was going to be a big hit with Samuel. As soon as I pulled it out of the package Sam was grinning. Of course, I decided to try it out immediately, so I scooped Sam and the monkey up and we settled in to nurse. I would love to say that it went great, but it didn’t. The problem – Sam was much too busy cuddling his new monkey to bother with nursing! Every time I thought he had decided to nurse, he suddenly turned his head and buried his face in the monkey’s fur, all the while giggling. It was hilarious! Needless to say, I ended up just putting both of them on the floor to play.

Since then we have managed to successfully nurse using our new pillow. Admittedly, it has taken some getting used to. It is much longer than the pillow I am used to using and doesn’t wrap around my body as easily. However, because it is longer I can tell it will be more comfortable in the long run as Samuel grows taller because he won’t outgrow it nearly as fast.

Samuel also loves to sit on the floor with his monkey and cuddle it. And as most 6-month olds will, he also tries to eat it. One word of caution: When you first receive your My Feeding Friend, shake it out a bit before giving it to your little one to play with. I found that our monkey lost bits of loose fur here and there during the first couple of days. I was careful to make sure Samuel didn’t eat any of it, and now it is no longer a problem.

My Feeding Friend comes in the form of four different animals, a tiger, a puppy, a turtle and a monkey, with more animals slated for distribution in 2013.

Overall, I think this is a great idea. It is really sweet to think that Samuel can use his monkey while nursing and sitting up now, and still use it years from now as a cuddly nighttime companion.

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You can find My Feeding Friend here or on Amazon.com
 


About the Author

Melanie is a happily married military wife and a first-time mom loving every minute of it....in spite of the lack of sleep! She lives in Texas where she works as a wedding and portrait photographer who avoids the outdoors during the months of June, July and August! She loves a good book, a cup of tea, puttering around in the garden, cooking and Texas thunderstorms that rattle the windows.

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  1. Carrie Phelps
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    I would select the monkey.

  2. While I love tigers, that turtle stole my heart!

  3. I would choose the monkey. And I’d like to add that your little model is absolutely adorable!

  4. Michele L. says:

    I’d choose the Dalmation

  5. Stephanie Phelps
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    I would choose the Dalmation

  6. Kristin sawatzke says:

    The monkey!!

  7. I would choose the Monkey
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  8. I would choose the monkey! :)

  9. Christina G says:

    I would choose the turtle or the monkey! They are so cute and could definitely see a little one growing attached!

  10. The monkey. Thankyou, Pam

  11. Kathy Davis
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  12. I LOVE the Monkey and the dalmatian! SO CUTE!!

  13. Emily Adams says:

    I would choose the monkey!

  14. Janet Vickers
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    I like the monkey

  15. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I would pick the turtle.

  16. Sue Hull
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    I love tigers but I’d choose the turtle. I love the bright shade of green and I love turtles. Thanks for the cute giveaway! :)

  17. Chelsea W
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    I would totally go with the monkey!

  18. Debra b
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    I think the Monkey is adorable and would choose that one

    Thanks for the great giveaway

  19. rebecca w says:

    I’d like the monkey

  20. Alexia Miller
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    turtle is cute

  21. Mara Jones
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    These look so cute and fluffy

  22. You know, my son is now two and for the past…well, two years, I have a traditional nursing pillow just hanging out. It’s in its original plastic case waiting for baby #2. These friend pillows are a great idea only I think my two year old might like playing with it more than the new baby:)

  23. I would choose either the monkey or the turtle.

  24. I love the Turtle

  25. I really loved the monkey one

  26. Jaime Nicole says:

    I would choose the monkey. He looks like Curious George.

  27. cool

  28. I like the monkey the best!

  29. I would LOVE the monkey for my nephew.
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  30. I’d choose the monkey

  31. Christy Anderson says:

    I would choose the Tiger!

  32. Heather S
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    If I won, I would pick the monkey!

  33. Samantha P
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    I love the turtle.

  34. Thao Nguyen says:

    I love the Bedtime Buddy

  35. Love this for my new grandchild!

  36. i’d choose the tiger

  37. love the dalmation!

  38. I’d love to give the monkey pillow to my sister. She is pregnant with her first baby!

  39. Trung Nguyen
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    I’d choose the monkey

  40. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    If I won, I would pick the tiger.

  41. Misses Giveaways says:

    I like the monkey.

  42. Cynthia K
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    I would chose the Tiger.

  43. I like the puppy and the turtle…hard to decide!

  44. Teresa Thompson
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    I would choose Monkey.

  45. Kimberly Bauer
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    I would have to choose the Monkey

  46. Well since Little Man’s theme ended up being monkeys I’d pick the monkey for him.

  47. The dalmation

  48. Amy Desrosiers
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    I would love to win the moneky as well. My son who is 3 months old loves everything monkey…well maybe it is me who loves everything monkey lol :)

  49. I am prepping my post for this product and came across your image with the baby’s face in the monkey’s fur. Too cute! My daughter did the same thing!
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