When I was pregnant I had a six foot pillow that became my best friend, especially as my bump grew and my pelvis took more and more strain. I had terrible PSD, and slept very little, and towards the end, even getting out of bed was painful. About the only time I slept was when I had my pillow between my knees and my bump resting on it.

I never used the pillow as a breastfeeding pillow – I’m sure I could have, it just never occurred to me.

I did, however, use it as something for Ameli to sleep on top of, in the nook of my arm, so that she was at my body height. As a result, we managed side lying nursing pretty early on, which was fantastic as it allowed me to sleep a whole lot more than most mums-to-newborns manage. With her on top of the pillow, I didn’t fear that she would suffocate under my breast as she wasn’t lying under it.  I also wouldn’t be able to roll onto her, as her body was the same height as mine. (I’m not sure what the ‘professionals’ would say of this method of co-sleeping, but it worked for us. Judge your circumstances for yourself, and remember to always co-sleep safely.)

We also used the pillow to prop her up into sitting position a few months down the line. (And only for very short periods of time so there was no unnecessary pressure on her developing spine.)

Theraline breastfeeding and maternity pillows have 100% cotton, washable covers, and have beads on the inside that shape and mould, and then hold the position of your body, making them ideal as back support or baby support when you’re breastfeeding – especially in the beginning when you and baby are both still trying to learn.

As you can see from breastfeeding mum Vic’s  review of the Theraline pillow, it is quite pricey at almost £45, but well worth it, especially if you use it from your pregnancy through to a travel pillow for your young child.

Today Theraline are giving two Diary of a First Child readers the opportunity to win a Theraline Maternity and Breastfeeding Pillow.  All you need to do to be in with a chance to win is go to the Theraline website, then return here and tell me your preferred cover style.

Competition runs till noon on July 8th. Winners will be randomly selected using Random.org.

We’d love if you followed Theraline and Diary of a First Child on Facebook. Do let them know I sent you and pop a message below to say you have too!


The winners of the two Theraline pillows are Mel Chambers and Emma Oldfield.


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Theraline Nursing and Maternity Pillows Giveaway

  1. Hi, I replied to your email with my details but the pillow hasn’t arrived as yet . I’m worried it’s lost in transit or something 🙁

  2. Following you and Theraline on Facebook and left them a message to say you sent me.
    I really like the Chambray cover – plain but beautiful colour.

  3. I love the look of the Retro flower in purple. Think it looks fab and would love to win one of the pillows as it would help the breastfeeding immensely.

    Please enter me into the competition. Thank you.

  4. it’s very hard to choose a favourite as they are all lovely. I’m torn between the Retro flower red and the footstep bear apricot. They’re very different, one is vibrant and colourful while the other is more muted….on the whole I think I’d have to go for the more muted footstep bear because the vibrant red might be too shocking to the eyes during the middle of the night feed!

  5. I really like the Blue flowers! I have liked both you a theraline on facebook and told them you sent me!

  6. Love the butterfly pink 🙂 (as butterfly is my nickname and as i’m having a girl this August pink would be the perfect colour :):)

  7. I’d love the footstep Bear apricot one for my daughter in law, she’s 5 months pregnant! I used one of these for my last two pregnanc;es and for feeding, the are indispensable. Money’s a bit tight at the moment like most people, butnthis would certainly brighten her day. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one.

  8. Wow, what a massive choice, I love the look of the micro-plush, it just looks soooooo soft 🙂 Struggling to choose a colour though – I guess Blue because everything else in the house is pink 🙂 x

  9. Breastfeeding baby as I type great prize love these have read a lot of great reviews in the pregnancy mags got thumbs up love the bear design

  10. Found the link to your website on an article summarising the breastfeeding flash mob.

    I ove all the designs but particularly “bears” and “happy beach blue”. I bought a “widgy” pillow from mothercare but returned it as it was so hard, it was practically solid.
    Now when I am at home, I use a feather pillow to lay my baby girl on when Im feeding.

    Great website, lots of interesting products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. I’m torn between the retro flower purple or green, probably the purple if I had to choose! Who knew you could get such funky colours?

  12. I’d love “Microplush pink”!

    I follow Theraline and Diary of a First Child on Facebook ( and I’ve let them know you sent me).

  13. Ooh so glad i found this giveaway as im looking for a maternity/nursing pillow right now. I never bothered with one with my first and in hindsight, i wish i had. Anyway, I really like the retro flower red cover!

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