The Boppy Vs. My Breast Friend

baby on a pillowFeeding a baby can be confusing, painful, and frustrating – all at once. Luckily, there are a few tools on the market to help you feed your baby. One of the tools is a breastfeeding pillow. Two of the most popular pillows are the “Boppy” and “My Breast Friend.” While they are called breastfeeding pillows, they can be used to formula-feed as well.


The Boppy is a U-shaped pillow that fits around your waist to support the baby while feeding. The Boppy can also be used to prop your baby up after feedings, support your baby during floor play, and help your baby learn to sit up.

Pros – The Boppy can be covered in a slipcover, which comes in a wide range of patterns and colors, making your Boppy useful for years to come. The Boppy also has a Miracle Middle that expands to fit most waist sizes, even Dads.

Cons – Some users find the Boppy loses shape or creates a gap between your waist and the pillow. The Boppy can only be used while sitting, and can slide down your tummy while feeding the baby.

My Breast Friend

My Breast Friend is also a U-shaped pillow, but has the added feature of a strap that can secure the pillow to your waist. My Breast Friend can also be used for propping your baby up, and as a support during play.

Pros – My Breast Friend will not slide down your tummy, and can be used while standing up or moving around. It also has pockets to hold a pacifier, nipple shield, or other feeding paraphernalia. My Breast Friend has a back rest for support while feeding. There are also slipcovers to change the look of your pillow.

Cons – My Breast Friend can only expand to fit a 44-inch waist. Some feel that My Breast Friend is large and cumbersome to put on and take off while holding a baby. It also is not as compact as the Boppy, making it hard to store.

While both of the pillows have good and bad points, you may find that you like one better than the other. Perhaps you can borrow one from a friend to find out which pillow is best for you, before making the purchase!

What do you think?

The Boppy Vs. My Breast Friend

Tell us what you think!


  1. Profile photo of Marina Marina says:

    I love My Breast Friend pillow (best hands down). I have also the Mombo. I have used the Boppy (old style only) as a obstetrical nurse assisting in breastfeeding right after delivery in the hospital and did NOT like them too much. Therefore, I opted for My Breast Friend pillow when I delivery my son. I like that the pillow is very securely attached to your body and your baby will my slip down between you & the pillow. As a first time mom & nurse I recommend My Breast Friend pillow.

  2. Profile photo of Hayley Hayley says:

    i love the boppy more then the breast friend i felt the boppy was easier and was more comfortable for my daughter plus i enjoyed the fact it had slip covers so it was easy to clean

  3. Profile photo of Angela Angela says:

    I had the Boppy with my first daughter. It is small enough that you can take it anywhere and easy to put around you. I used it for breastfeeding, tummy time, and to help prop my daughter up when she was learning to sit. I used it so much that 4 years later I have bought a new one for my next daughter due in March.

  4. Profile photo of joanna joanna says:

    I always wanted one but I just decided to use the pillow…

  5. Profile photo of Flo Flo says:

    Thanks for sharing, I am going to purchase a boppy

  6. i wanted one of these, but instead i just use the pillows from around the house…its much easier

  7. Profile photo of KEIYONDA KEIYONDA says:


  8. Profile photo of fernandez082 fernandez082 says:

    I have been looking into these pillows but have not decided on which one to buy yet

  9. Profile photo of ALEJANDRA ALEJANDRA says:

    i just used a pillow and it worked for me!

  10. Profile photo of Heatherly Heatherly says:

    I used a Breast Friend pillow for 4 of my children and for the next one I just kept it in the closet and used couch pillows to support my elbows and back. It is rather bulky and I was a little more heavier than the other ones I used it with.
    I also tried the Boppy and couldn’t get the hang of it since I was used to the other one.

  11. Profile photo of Grace Grace says:

    i never had either with my 1st 2 children-wanted one so, my 3rd i was given one a boppy but it has no stuffin/shape

  12. The My Breastfriend Deluxe is adjustable and fit even my husband at nearly 60inches around. You may want to review that one

  13. Profile photo of tammy tammy says:

    I was too big for the boppy 🙁

  14. Profile photo of Hope Hope says:

    At first I didn’t understand why people would spend money on these things, but then I watched a friend breast feed with one and it makes total sense now.

  15. Profile photo of brandy brandy says:

    boppy was mybest friend with my first son and i plan on useing it again with the one im expecting now

  16. i have to say the boppy is my best friend


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