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Old 02-17-2013, 12:08 AM   #11
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Thanks, all! I really appreciate it. I'm going to experiment a bit during the daytime to see what I can figure out for tomorrow night. For tonight, I think I'm just going to sit up to nurse, because I really think if I try to nurse lying down tonight, I will probably conk out hard...

And I am really jealous of those who don't have to worry about it!
Get a Snuza monitor. You clip it onto the baby's diaper and if he stops breathing it will alarm loud like a pager! so much peace of mind
It is the only way I will sleep with my baby nursing or near me.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #12
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Get a Snuza monitor. You clip it onto the baby's diaper and if he stops breathing it will alarm loud like a pager! so much peace of mind
It is the only way I will sleep with my baby nursing or near me.
Oh I LOVE my Snuza - what a great solution!
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Re: I dont want to suffocate my baby while nursing him!

Definitally get a snuza!
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Yay for other mamas loving the SNUZA!!!
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Re: I dont want to suffocate my baby while nursing him!

I usually angle babe kinda like a K. So Im the l part, and the babe is the top half of the K, feet tucked in and body angled out. Mine have always been able to pull their head back enough to pull off on their own this way, even brand new.
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Re: I dont want to suffocate my baby while nursing him!

Another thing to point out is that a good latch involves the baby coming to the breast chin first. If their chin is where it is supposed to be, then their little noses will be out of danger.

It sounds like your baby is "under" your breast tissue which could be too heavy for him to move away from. Try leaning back more. A good mantra is "Bring baby to breast, not breast to baby." I sit leaned far back into my couch and then latch my baby by bringing them into me. Since they don't have the weight of the breast on their face/body, they latch better, nurse more efficiently/quickly and no risks of suffocation.

As a K-cup mama, I feel your pain.
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