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Thrupenny Bits is a stylish, highly portable breastfeeding cushion or pillow devised by mother of two Melissa Wyatt-Fosbury

"When I had my first child breastfeeding was not something that came easily, mainly I struggled with positioning and latch. When eventually someone suggested I try a breastfeeding pillow, feeding my son became much easier. However the breastfeeding pillow I was using at the time was too big to be portable, baby kept disappearing down the gap when the cushion slipped off my lap and it was severely lacking on the style front. This was when I was inspired to create something better that suited my own needs. 

By the time I had my second child I had devised a breastfeeding pillow addressing the issues I felt were lacking in other pillows.

A) Portability, it carries like a bag

B) The fact that it ties on so doesn’t slip off you lap like some others

C) Attractiveness, gorgeous soft-to-touch fabrics aimed at the Mum rather than at the baby

An added bonus I stumbled upon during the early production stages was that those in the Ultimate and classic ranges could easily be converted to a bag for continued use, I still use mine today as a bag when I’m out with the kids.

And so just after having my second son Thrupenny Bits Ltd was born. Prior to that I was working as a free-lance TV script supervisor and occasionally still do. Working from home in and around 2 small boys hasn't been easy, but as Thrupenny Bits grows so do my boys making working from home slightly more user friendly, plus being able to be virtually a full time Mum at the same time and do the numerous pick-ups and drop-offs required to pre-school and school is definitely a bonus. The whole set up can be tad manic at times..... but really Ive got my dream job, my own business and being a Mum!"

About the actual cushion.... Inside the outer bag theres a removable crescent shaped inner cushion filled with either virtually weightless foam-beads or in the case of the Ultimate cushions high grade Hollow fibre polypropylene which is fire retardant and hypoallergenicWith a strap that ties at the top, it can be carried over your shoulder like a bag, or hung over the handles of a pram. In short it looks more like a fashionable bag or cushion giving you the freedom to breastfeed anywhere... Arguably the best breastfeeding cushion around it is made from beautiful soft-to-the-touch fabrics that would not look out of place amongst your scatter cushions on your sofa or bed. As you'll be able to see from the pictures of my son Aaron on the product pages, because of the shape, this breastfeeding cushion makes a great support for a reclining or sitting baby and the fabrics used should blend in with any tasteful decor!

When you've just had a baby you don't always feel the most glamorous and don't necessarily feel like buying clothes. With these you can actually feel like you''ve got something gorgeous for you which just so happens to be enormously practical! When you and your baby have decided to stop breastfeeding for good,  you can simply take out the inner sack and voila - you have a lovely bag to carry all your baby paraphernalia around in. Of course until the next one comes along in which case re-insert the inner beanbag and away you go!

And just in case youre wondering why on earth I've called it Thrupenny Bits here's a clue, it's London Cockney rhyming slang for.. wonder if you can guess, Thrupenny Bits rhymes with...I'm sure you'll work it out! For more information please contact Melissa