Feeding babies, whether by breast or by bottle can often be uncomfortable, especially when you are out and about. As your child grows you are constantly seeking different positions to find comfort and ease for both yourself and the baby.
Perth mother of two, and Feeding Friend designer Amanda Rowe, discovered this the hard way, experiencing pain when feeding her babies.
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Determined to help other parents and carers, she designed the Feeding Friend, a self-inflating pillow that was specially created as a nursing cushion for parents who are out and about.
What makes Feeding Friend unique is that it is incredibly light weight and compact, easily storing under the pram or in your nappy bag when not in use, and then inflating in less than 30 seconds thanks to the special inbuilt valve. You can choose how much to inflate the pillow, so it will work equally well for small and large babies, and women with different sized breasts.
Feeding Friend can be used by breastfeeding mothers or any carer who bottle feeds, making it a useful item to hand over to the babysitter.
Feeding Friend works to alleviate pain and soreness associated with holding a baby in sometimes awkward positions causing pain across the shoulders, neck, back, hands or wrists. By supporting your forearm, you can have your baby at the height that is correct for you with no pressure on your body.
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