I could really use some suggestions for comfortable positions to nurse in, especially out in public.
- I have EXTREMELY large breasts (40GG)
- Currently forced to use nipple shield because DS won't nurse without one (trying to wean off the shield with no luck yet)
- DS is 9 weeks old and almost 13 pounds
At home I'm able to nurse just fine with the use of the BrestFriend pillow. I have DS lie on his side to nurse... I also tuck a rolled up blanket under my breast to help elevate it. In this position, once DS has good suction going, I can usually free one or both hands.
My problem is that I am 100% dependent on this pillow. I can't figure out a way to hold DS comfortably (for him and me) and also hold my very very heavy breast along with a nipple shield.
Is my situation hopeless? Or do any of you have very large breasts and some suggestions to offer? I don't even think I will be able to use the BrestFriend pillow at home forever as DS gets bigger and bigger... plus he never seems completely comfortable lying on his side like that. :/
[Also forgot to mention - I have tried the football hold before, but DS hates it and it seems like the weight of my breast is pressing down on him too much in that position]