My Brest Friend was developed in a laboratory of new moms, babies, and breastfeeding experts who set out to create a breast feeding pillow whose sole purpose was to answer all the needs of breastfeeding moms and babies. 50 prototypes and a global patent later, the nursing pillow is loaded with features moms love:
Wrap around design secures to the body helping mom and baby maintain positioning and latch-on
Back rest helps you maintain good posture during feeding and prevents sore back and neck
Firm, flat cushion keeps baby from rolling
Adjustable, silent-release strap fits Moms or Dads comfortably and unlatches without waking baby
Arm and elbow rests eliminate shoulder stress
Convenient pocket keeps water bottles, burp cloths, phone, and other items within reach
How Do I Use It?
Position My Brest Friend at your waist with the clasp on your right side and the backrest behind you.
After placing pillow at optimal breastfeeding height, close the clasp or fasten the Velcro to secure My Brest Friend to your body.
Adjust the strap or Velcro so that My Brest Friend fits snugly to your body. Pick up baby and sit down, resting baby's head directly on the pillow and helping baby latch on.
When baby is done feeding, squeeze the buckle and silently release the clasp.
Why Breastfeed Twins Together?
Breastfeeding two babies at a time is usually faster than breastfeeding one baby after the other. Time saving strategies are crucial when feeding two babies the typical 8-12 times a day.
Research has demonstrated that mothers of twins who breastfeed simultaneously, have a higher prolactin level. Prolactin is the key hormone responsible for signaling milk production.
It can be difficult to bottle feed two babies at a time but with the help of the My Brest Friend Twins Plus Feeding pillow, both babies can receive your attention at once.
Common Feeding Positions for Twins
Many women, especially first time mothers, find it helpful to learn how to breastfeed one baby at a time until they feel comfortable with how to latch the babies well. This may take a few days or a week but once you feel skilled at bringing one baby to the breast, you are ready to try tandem feeding.
This is the most popular position, especially for small and young babies. Both babies are at your sides with their legs under your arms and their heads supported by your hands.
Double cradle with overlapping legs
Position the first baby in a cradle hold, with his head in the crook of your elbow. Bring the second baby up to your other breast, cradling him in the crook of your other elbow. Cross their legs over each other so they both rest comfortably on the pillow.
Combination of football and cradle hold
Some women find feeding one baby in the football hold and the other in cradle helpful, especially if one baby prefers one position or the other. Position the baby in football hold first, and then bring the second baby up in a cradle hold.
Which baby goes on first?
Most moms find it easiest to latch the baby that needs the most help first. This strategy allows you to use both hands to help the less vigorous nurser latch deeply. Once latched, the twin pillow will support the first baby so you can reach over, pick up, and latch the second baby onto the second breast.
Which baby feeds on which breast?
Most experts recommend alternating each baby on each breast every other feed or at least every other day. Alternating breasts encourages equal stimulation of milk production, especially if you have one baby who is a more vigorous nurser than the other.
How long should the twins feed? What about burping?
Most twins nurse anywhere from 20-45 minutes for each feed. Depending on their weight and age, the feeding may be shorter or longer. It is usually helpful to take each baby off halfway through the feeding and sit them up on the pillow to burp. Once burped, return him to the same breast he was on and burp his sibling.