FIND OUT WHY THE MBF NURSING PILLOW IS CONSIDERED THE SAFEST BY NBC NEWS & CONSUMER REPORTS
“The Boppy pillow is not limited to breastfeeding; it offers a range of versatile uses,” the company says on its website. Leachco similarly describes its nursing pillow as a “multipurpose” product suitable for supervised tummy time or for lounging while awake.
That might lead caregivers to believe it’s safe to leave their baby unattended in those positions, some safety advocates and medical experts said. But that can quickly turn deadly.
"While Mannen did not specify brands that follow her recommendations, one that might fit the criteria is My Brest Friend, a nursing pillow that launched in 1995 and has a firmer surface, a sharper edge and a wider curve than tighter C-shaped pillows like the Boppy. Made by Zenoff Products, My Brest Friend was solely designed for breastfeeding and is not conducive to other uses, like propping a baby, according to Andrew Zenoff, the company’s founder and CEO."
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No security fence which could obstruct breathing.
No large u-shaped area for baby to fall asleep within.
Firm and flat encourages baby to remain alert while feeding.
Structured edges to ensure supervision.
WHY CHOOSE THE MY BREST FRIEND PILLOW FOR YOUR BABY’S SAFETY WHILE NURSING:
STRUCTURED PILLOW CONSTRUCTION
The My Brest Friend pillow is firm and flat, intentionally not rounded, or soft and cushy so that your baby is more likely to stay awake for better feeding, and for a safe airway when the baby falls asleep after feeding.
This is also important for premature babies who need to be kept awake to intake the necessary amount of milk for weight gain.
Right angles refer to the sharp edges all the way around the MBF pillow. Nothing about the MBF pillow would lead a mom to think they could leave baby to sleep on the pillow unattended as baby could easily fall off the top portion.
This is in comparison to other popular soft U shaped and other cushy nursing pillows that could leave a mom to think that baby can sleep comfortably on the pillow after a feed. The issue arises if baby rolls into the U part of the pillow or if the baby’s face gets lodged against a fully portion of the pillow and their airway is restricted due to the soft fluffiness of the pillow and the baby can end up in contorted and airway obstructed positions.
NO “SECURITY FENCE”
Although the term security fence seems like a must provide safety, it is simply a term used by popular brands to ensure your baby cannot roll off the pillow and hurt themselves. However, this security fence could be something that blocks airways if your baby falls asleep on the pillow and if the baby’s face is against the security fence. Air obstruction could result.
NO BIG U-SHAPED OPENING
There are countless U Shaped and crescent pillows on the market. However, many moms innocently see the U-Shaped area as an ideal place to put their babies to sleep after a feed. This again could cause issues if baby rolls over, and their airway is blocked by the soft, fluffy pillow or their body becomes contorted and the airway is blocked.