I’m always looking for a helping hand when breastfeeding and I have to say I have totally fallen for the Thrupenny Bits Feeding Pillow.
I had a much larger feeding pillow from my first pregnancy but it didn’t stay firm and ended up being more of a hindrance than a help; in fact I use it as a back pillow more than anything. However, the Thrupenny Bits Pillow has been fantastic (I have the Classic Nursing Pillow Blue Stripe). It’s filled with high grade hypoallergenic hollow fibre and is really soft but sturdy too. I feel it can easily support my little man while he’s feeding more than comfortably.
One of the best features of this pillow is the fact it can tie around me; this feature gives me the confident feeling that it’s not going to slip and Benjamin will be able to feed happily. It also means that I can have my hands free to help Isabella when she inevitably ‘needs’ something right that second.
Benjamin not only seems comfortable using this pillow but it also helps with positioning and it doesn’t hurt your back as you’re not straining to support a heavy baby. I had a few days of Benjamin being really fussy with feeding and because I was getting stressed that he wasn’t latching properly, my letdown was taking a lot longer to (you guessed it) letdown – having the Thrupenny Bits pillow made sure that I was sat comfortably and that he could wiggle around to find a comfortable position without me feeling stressed. My letdown is now back to normal and Benjamin seems to be feeding well – wed have gone back to the ‘milk-drunk’ sleep that follows a great feed and I just untie the cord and loosen the pillow while he has a little nap.
If I haven’t convinced you of it’s amazingness yet, it’s also perfect to take out and use anywhere. Because it’s got the ties, you can hang it on the back of a pushchair or even carry it like a bag; you can even through your keys and phone in it if you have to pop out during feeding time. But more than that, once you have finished using it as a breastfeeding pillow, you can take the padded inset out and use it as a handy bag!