As a plus-size mom, finding a really good nursing pillow is sometimes challenging because not all nursing pillows have a good fit.
If you’re like I was (with my firstborn) and decide you don’t need a nursing pillow. I realized after the fact how great they are to have since they provide support not only to you but also to the baby.
I’m currently 3 weeks postpartum and wasn’t sure which nursing pillow was the best option so I bought and used 4 out of 5 of the ones listed below. Not only have I used these pillows myself but these are also highly recommended by other plus-size mamas.
Best Nursing Pillows for Plus Size Moms
Things to consider when it comes to breastfeeding:
- If you don’t use some kind of support, it can cause back pain in the long run (which you really don’t want).
- Using a nursing pillow can free up one or both hands while breastfeeding your little one.
- Nursing pillows provide extra comfort and support for you and the baby.
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5 Best Nursing Pillows for Plus Size Moms
**This is the most popular nursing pillow with lots of plus-size moms.
Not only is it designed well but it has a strap that prevents baby from falling in your lap and provides good back support. You can also store a drink, nipple cream, and/or your phone in the little side pocket.
I’ve used the My Brest Friend Original Nursing Pillow myself and I can personally vouch for how incredibly helpful it is. It’s a total game-changer if you’re into breastfeeding or bottle feeding.
What I love about this pillow is how it supports your posture and takes the strain off your back, arms, shoulders, and neck. It’s all about keeping you comfortable, which we all know isn’t easy with a new baby in the house. The ergonomic design is something else – it wraps around securely and has this supportive backrest along with adjustable, silent-release straps. It really helps in getting your baby into the perfect position for latch-on and keeps both of you comfy.
Safety is a big deal for me, and this pillow nails it. The MBF technology eliminates any gaps between you and your baby, ensuring a firm, flat surface that’s ideal for feeding times. Just a heads-up, it’s made for breastfeeding support, not for the baby to sleep.
If you’re putting together a baby registry or looking for the perfect baby shower gift, this nursing pillow should definitely be on your list. It’s a top pick among new moms and I can see why. Plus, it’s not just me who thinks it’s great – lactation consultants and birthing hospitals love it too. In fact, it’s the number one choice in over 700 hospitals worldwide. Trust me, this pillow is a must-have for any mom-to-be.
- Highly recommended by other plus-size moms
- Also great to use if you actually have twins or not
- Provides back support
- For 0 to 12 months old
- Removable slipcovers for easy cleaning
- Extra slipcovers available
It is a little bigger than the other options listed however not too big to be an issue. While the original My Breast Friend breastfeeding pillow will fit plus-size moms, the plus size/twin size option is the largest. If you want a breastfeeding pillow and you’re a size 24 or 26 or larger, the twin option will more than likely fit you better. I didn’t realize this at first and purchased the original option. . . thank goodness it fits me just fine (I’m a size 18/20).
I’m not gonna lie. . . I initially fought against buying this one because of its design however it turned out to be my top choice with it comes to choosing the best nursing pillow for plus-size moms.
- Highly recommended by other plus-size moms
- Suitable from birth to 12 months old
- Dual-sided is soft and one-sided is firm
- Has a belt that helps keep the pillow closest to you
This large breastfeeding pillow is basically a 2-in-1. Not only is it two-sided but it also has a strap that will keep the baby from falling in your lap. The strap 52″ long (which buckles behind you) and is removable – so you can choose to use it or not. There isn’t a removable cover however it can be washed when needed.
Similar to the Original Boppy Nursing Pillow however this is more size friendly. It’s on the thicker side however it’ll fit next to your breastfeeding station with no problem. If you feel that you will want to use both a soft and a firm nursing pillow, this would be a great option.
Side note: Some moms have said it eventually loses its firmness after a few months.
4 – Ergo Natural Curve Nursing Pillow [with strap]
- Ergonomic design
- Very firm
- Removable cover that can be cleaned easily
- Additional covers can be purchased
- Doesn’t have a belt/strap and isn’t as versatile as some of the other options
Having a cool unique design, the Ergo Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is one of my personal favorites. It’s firm however still comfortable for you and baby. It will not lose its shape over time & great for all shapes and size moms! Because of its ergonomic design, it’s a single-function nursing pillow.
Side note: I will say that I find it slides away from my body at times since it doesn’t have a belt to hold it in place. . . I’m still a fan tho!
The idea of this nursing pillow is great however it was not as functional for me as I had hoped. It was a little awkward for me & I didn’t like using it. Some moms like using it however there are lots of mixed reviews. Depending on your size and preference, this may be a good option.
Even though this nursing pillow isn’t as size-friendly for some plus size moms, it still is a very popular option – which is why it made this list. Lots of mixed reviews but some plus-size moms love it!
I must say . . . I am personally not a fan! Out of all 4 pillows that I purchased and used, this is my least favorite for nursing. To me, it’s better used as a lounger and/or for tummy time. The pillow doesn’t really fit around me (I’m a size 18/20) and it moves a lot.
Other Extra-Large Nursing Pillow Alternative
If you are like I was (with my firstborn), you may not want to invest in a nursing pillow however you may still want something to help when you’re feeding the baby. A good supportive back pillow and some regular pillows would be a good alternative for that!
Being a plus-size mom doesn’t mean you don’t have options. . . because we have plenty! These nursing pillows come highly recommended by many moms in the mom tribe.
Be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know which one you like the most.
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