After we’d purchased our furniture from Jack & Lola, we received a call that their rocking chairs were going on sale. I think they were just calling their ‘big spenders’, but it worked. We hadn’t purchased a rocker yet and we’d already sort of chosen one we liked. We took it immediately!
I knew just aesthetically that I didn’t want a wooden rocker. I wanted something that looked like a livingroom piece of furniture so that we could transition its use later. Because our style is somewhat contemporary / classic, we liked the Dutailier models we saw. We opted for leather, vs fabric, also out of aesthetic reasons and thinking it would be easier with baby puke.
The recliner we purchased was a part of the Dutailier Prestige / Comfort Recliner family. It glides and also reclines. We don’t use the recline position much, though I used it a fair amount in my last trimester of pregnancy. I suspect it will also get used once again at the time when we move the chair to our living space.
If you are purchasing a chair for breastfeeding, go for comfort first. I think the need for a gliding footrest or a reclining chair is unnecessary for breastfeeding (those are huge features they try to sell you on). Even if you end up “sleeping” in the chair holding your child, it’s hard to do so in the recline position and you can use any old footrest to get your feet up.
The chair is SUPER comfortable and I wish I could sit in it for more than the short times for breastfeeding that I do!