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our story

it began with friendship...


The story of the Nesting Pillow began just after my friend gave birth to her first daughter. She was determined to breastfeed, but with the combination of a very active and distracted baby, a painful cesarean incision, and the feeling that her own body was working against her, it was seeming impossible to get comfortable and maintain that illusive "perfect latch" while breastfeeding. Stacks of pillows wouldn't stay in place, one of the popular nursing pillows had to be strapped on (leaving her feeling even more awkward!), and the other one wouldn't fit around her without causing more problems than it solved. What all of those pillows had in common is that they made her feel uncomfortable and frustrated, rather than the confident, nurturing mom she wanted to be. She was miserable and discouraged, and I wanted to help.

I wasn't a "nursing pillow designer", but I could hear what she needed from the perspective of a friend, a designer, and a woman. I was able to hone in on the specific ways that those products were failing her, and draw from my skills and experience in fashion and interior design, and as a seamstress and a tenacious researcher, to address each issue thoughtfully. The first Nesting Pillow was a gift for Donna; it was made to look and feel beautiful and supportive, and to convey my love for her and my belief in her ability to be a wonderful mom.

For more than 20 years, through ups and downs, I've worked hard with so many wonderful people to nurture a business that sends support to families all over the world. My heart's desire is for every mom who uses one of our pillows to feel like she is receiving the same gift that Donna did, so many years ago.

Blessed Nest's mission has always been to nurture moms, so YOU can nurture your babies with peace of mind. 

~Heather Anderson

Founder, Blessed Nest 





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