6 Best Breastfeeding Support Pillows

Breastfeeding often involves slouching, scooching and wiggling into a position where baby can stay latched properly. This position may not always be comfortable for mom, however. Thankfully, breastfeeding support pillows can help baby stay in a good nursing position and also help keep mom's back and arms from getting tired and sore. These breastfeeding pillows are each designed differently, so there's a nursing pillow that will be comfortable for any mom!
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    Nook Niche Feeding Support Pilow
    Nook Sleep Systems

    Soft, comfortable and stylish, too? The Niche feeding pillow from Nook is thick and has plenty of surface space to support an older baby while nursing, but it's lightweight and very easy to use, too. No straps or closures. Just set it where you want it and begin meal time. It's all organic, comes in three colors, and the cover can be machine washed. You can also use the Niche pillow for tummy time, to prop a baby who needs help sitting, or as a side-sleeping pillow for adults. Don't...MORE be surprised if everyone in your house wants their own Nook Niche pillow!

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    aden + anais Nursing Pillow
    Amazon.com

    The shape of this nursing pillow is just right for fitting a variety of moms, and it's super-soft thanks to the 100-percent cotton muslin cover. You can purchase the pillow with a plain white cover initially, but there are several options for extra covers (Buy on Amazon) in classic aden + anais muslin patterns, time-tested parent favorites in blankets, so you can zip one off when it's dirty and put a fresh one on in a flash. The muslin fabric is breathable and gets softer the more...MORE you wash it. This pillow is less fitted than others, so if you're plus-sized or don't care for tighter pillows around your waist, this may be the best option for you.

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    My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow
    Amazon.com

    My Brest Friend nursing support pillow has a sturdy foam cushion and an adjustable back support that can be made to fit a variety of body shapes and sizes. For moms who have a hard time getting a Boppy to fit properly, My Brest Friend may be a better pillow for you. This pillow can be rotated around mom's body to accommodate different breastfeeding positions, and has even been used to breastfeed twins at the same time. The cover can be removed and machine washed. An inflatable travel version...MORE is also available (Buy on Amazon).

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    Nurgo Travel Nursing Pillow

    Nurgo Nursing Pillow
    Amazon.com

    Made of supportive yet squishy memory foam, the Nurgo pillow expands quickly for feeding time, but can be squashed back into a handy travel bag when the meal is over. The storage bag is attached to the pillow, so you won't lose it while baby is eating. The pillow is wedge-shaped, to help position baby with the head slightly elevated. There are also two loops on the pillow cover to attach a nursing cover for added privacy. Bonus - it can double as a travel pillow for you or your child after...MORE the nursing days are done.

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    Natural Boost Adjustable Nursing Pillow
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    The Natural Boost Adjustable Nursing Pillow is designed simply but effectively. The bottom piece is just a cushion with some shaping so that it lays close to mom's body, while the upper piece is a wedge shaped cushion that can be moved to either side to support baby's head. The cushions are thick and comfortable, but the instructions say not to machine-wash, so you may want to cover the Natural Boost Nursing Pillow with a blanket to avoid messes and stains.

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    Boppy Bare Naked Nursing Pillow
    Amazon.com

    The Boppy pillow is by far the most well-known breastfeeding support pillow, and it certainly fills the role of "basic nursing pillow" very well. The Boppy Bare Naked is a semi-circular cushion covered in basic white fabric that is sold with a colorful slipcover, which can be machine washed. This is a huge step up from the original Boppy pillows that had cute covers but could only be spot cleaned. Some moms have a hard time getting this pillow to sit close to their body, but many are...MORE able to fill that gap with a rolled blanket to achieve comfortable nursing positions. The Boppy also wins the award for most useful in the long run, since it can be used for baby's tummy time and as a support for baby when he or she begins to sit up.