Gadget for breastfeeding with big breasts

Photo of a breast being held up by a fabric sling attached to a nursing bra.

The Booby Booster is a breastfeeding aid for women with large breasts. A hammock. A platform. A breast nest. A bada-bing sling.

The big idea of this invention is that if you have big boobs, it’s a pain in the wrist to hold those things for so long so frequently throughout the day every day for a year (or hopefully longer).

The booster is billed as attaching to any breastfeeding bra, designed to hold the breast higher during feeding with no slippage. Your babe just lies there sucking away in bliss.

Boy, I wish I had this when I was nursing my two kids. I’d unhook my nursing bra, and my whole boob would come cascading out. They’d get their faces squished because my boobs were sloshing over on them. Oh, no, wait, that’s my wife. I’m a guy. I wear an under-the-butt nut hut.

Disclaimer: I’m supposed to be the wordsmith in the family, but my wife is teaching me all sorts of new phrases today.

Anyhow, my nurse-wife tells nursing mothers to just tuck a rolled towel underneath their boob, but if you’re a gadget gal, here you go.

The sling is made of polyester quilting with a cotton exterior.It comes in sizes from Small to XXX large (16B to J through K cup sizes).

As with all innovative products, it seems, this one isn’t made in America. But for a change, the Aussie inventor will ship anywhere in the world, although the website could use some work. It seems you e-mail the inventor to arrange payment.

Booby Booster retails for AUD $30 (USD $27 at today’s conversion rate) and shipping is just AUD $6 to North America.

Photo of the Booby Booster sling by itself not attached to a boob.

So, whathca think — would you use a rolled towel or a boobie gadget?

Comments

9 Responses to “Gadget for breastfeeding with big breasts”

  1. Jenni says:

    As an extremely, um…, GIFTED women, this is not a bad idea at all. Sure, a rolled towel could work, but I think this would be more convenient on the go.

    January 27th, 2010 at 7:47 am

  2. Angelique says:

    hehehe…you said boob…In all seriousness though, it doesn’t look all that comfortable for actually nursing. I too am…GIFTED in the booble area and I used a pair of rolled-up socks. I tried an “Utterly Yours” Breast Pillow with my second. It was comfortable, but worked just as well as my free and plentiful socks. This thing looks like it makes the breast stick too far out. It could work, but OMG, I’d have to endure my husband’s snickering for hours…

    January 27th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  3. adrienne says:

    Wrestling a nursing baby in a public place is harder for some anatomies than others. Between figuring out where to put a nursing pad, rearranging your clothing, and keeping an infant from joining with the forces of gravity, I always felt a hand or two short.

    A towel takes more space in a bag, and let’s be honest, by the time I get to nursing the child it’s probably been co-opted for barf clean-up, another child’s plaything, or simply been lost in the chaos.

    More power to someone who tries to simplify the process.

    If we ever have another geek baby, I’ll give you a full report.

    January 27th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  4. Mags says:

    Angelique, When I read “Utterly Yours”, I read it as “Udderly Yours”. Must be all the boob talk!

    January 27th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

  5. anjii says:

    I have absolutely no use for something like this, since at my largest, engorged period, I was MAYBE a C. Usually nowhere NEAR that! But I know a few women who would highly benefit from one of these. I’ll be getting these for baby showers for those who could benefit, as most of my circle are (or plan to be) short term bfers, and this may help them make it longer than a few months. Give them one less “inconvenience” to complain about ;)

    January 28th, 2010 at 2:12 am

  6. LooneyJen says:

    I’m just cracking up at my husband’s reaction to the boob hammocks. He already chuckles at my nursing bras on occasion. He’d get a kick out of this.

    I’m not sure I’d buy, but then again, I’m not as “gifted” as a J.

    I’ve never, ever heard of using a towel. My wrist thanks you.

    January 28th, 2010 at 5:36 am

  7. Tracy says:

    If I had another baby I would definitely give this product a go. I am on the border between gifted and circus act in the breast department, and breast feeding was a constant problem for me… especially on the go. I tried towels and pillows with little success and finally ended up with tendonitis trying to hold everything in the right position for multiple daily feedings. I don’t know if this would have helped, but it would have been worth a try.

    January 31st, 2010 at 12:33 am

  8. Kimberly says:

    I’ll be simple in my comments. Love. Want. Need.

    February 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 pm

  9. Christina says:

    I haven’t nursed in over a year, so I might be off, but this might help with the logistics of trying to nurse in a sling, which I always had difficulty with.

    February 4th, 2010 at 6:17 am

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