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Old 07-27-2013, 03:00 PM   #11
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Re: Nursing in bed?

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Old 07-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #12
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It's my favorite way to nurse. There are two ways that I've done it.

The first is I lay on my side. I have a pillow behind my shoulder blades. Baby is on her side. Get baby latched on boob closest to the bed. Baby's head is tucked up in my arm pit. I cuddle up with the baby and tip my opposite should back against the pillow. I can totally relax my body. I often fall asleep this way.

The other way is to lay on yr back. Hold the baby so she's almost sitting up beside you with her mouth draped over the nipple.
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My lo was small too and slow to get to average size. We didn't start nursing lying down till 1.5/2mo. Once he got a little bigger it was more comfortable and easier for us to nurse lying down. Now we do it every morning
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Have you tried sitting baby up and leaning him/her over your chest. This worked for my LO
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He is now 2 months and we have just started being able to, only when he is going to sleep. Still, its a start and man, it knocks him out in a hurry. I think it is just going to take us some time to be able to do it for nutrition. Ideally, I'd like to be able to latch him on half asleep so he doesnt wake up all the way, but he is just too disorganized just waking up for that right now.
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Re: Nursing in bed?

When I nurse my babies in bed, I have always put a pillow under my upper body and laid on my side, and then tucked the baby in beside me. That seemed to work the best for getting everything in the right position. My sister says she does the same. Maybe worth a try?
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Re: Nursing in bed?

I never thought of having a pillow under my upper body--what a great idea! I love this position, and my DS does too, when we can get it to work. We both get TONS more sleep. I just found the latching was hard because my nipple and his mouth never seemed to line up. This idea might help, thanks ~Cricket~!
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Re: Nursing in bed?

I have had two premies that I was able to nurse laying down. I would lay on my side and put babies head on my bicept and then use my arm to help guide them to my nipple. It has been comfortable for me and very successful for baby.
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Re: Nursing in bed?

Gladl to hear it's going better! I was going to say it does take time. I remember getting so frustrated and having to sit up to nurse in the early weeks. It will get easier and easier. At 26 months my daughter latches on by herself now and I barely wake up!
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