Today, 08:28 AM
Of course every visual aid has limits. The pictures are just to give you ideas. This is why you experiment with your baby to find what works for you.
Laid back simply means mom is leaning back. The picture in the LLL doc shows a mom about as far back as you would want to go. You can certainly 'do it' with much less lean. Moms can do "laid back" in a straight back chair or sitting crosslegged on the ground or on a park bench-anywhere. Baby can be in any position.
Great. Just make sure they are done accurately with a very sensitive infant scale. Not even all digital baby scales are the right ones for this.
The only thing wrong is you thinking that long and/or frequent nursing sessions are abnormal or indicate something is wrong. They do not. If you do not want to sessions to be so long all the time, then I would suggest, if baby has fallen asleep, rather than making baby nurse longer, let baby go to sleep nursing, and when baby is well asleep, unlatch baby gently. Falling asleep while nursing is normal. If you have to stop the session to attend to your needs, then of course, stop the session as you need. But there is nothing inherently wrong with long sessions. They only indicate a possible issue IF baby is gaining poorly.
No. Again, assuming normal weight gain, this is a normal variation on nursing behavior. Babies get fussy at the breast just as they get fussy any other time. If baby does not want to nurse, he can stop. And if he wishes to nurse again in...