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    Default NIP and laid back position

    BF's DD is now 3.5 weeks old. Breastfeeding is going great although she has OALD. They've compensated for it by establishing themselves with the laid back position. I'm SO proud of them!!

    The problem she's encountering now is that the position doesn't exactly lend itself to NIP. Like most first time Mom's she'd like to be discreet and know that she's not flashing anyone. She's trying to get her to take to the cross-over hold but it's slow going. Has anyone NIP successfully with the laid back position? Or is learning a new position the only way to go? She's got a little cabin fever and really needs out. Although she can pump and give a bottle, it gives baby terrible gas so breast would be preferable.
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    This was a bit of a challenge for me too. I was able to nurse in a cross-hold in public, but I used a cover bc Joe would pop off every five seconds because the flow was too fast. (I'd put cloth diapers all around him to absorb the mess!) Tiring. It got better shortly, though, as he grew into the fast flow. So it was only awkward for a month or six weeks or so.


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    Yeah, I was thinking that time would be the best healer in this situation. Her poor babe gets sprayed and soaked at most feedings.

    Once my girls and I are over our colds, I've invited her to my home. Not exactly 'public' nursing, but away from home is a good step. Lord knows I've nursed in front of her enough times that she knows we're a nursing friendly house.

    I just can't figure out how the laid back position would lend itself to NIP. I never used that position so I'm out of my element on this one.
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    Laid back nursing in public would only really work if you had a couch or something to sit on. Otherwise, it will look VERY STRANGE, I would think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*joe.s.mom View Post
    Laid back nursing in public would only really work if you had a couch or something to sit on. Otherwise, it will look VERY STRANGE, I would think.
    Maybe in the shopping mall 'family rooms'. They tend to have couches / big chairs. Not an easy challenge for a first time Mom. Of course she can drape herself across any furniture she pleases here.
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    Yeah, laid back isn't really suited for NIP. I used to just take baby off, do some compressions and get the worst of it over with quick. Time will fix it, but annoying, yes.
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    Default Re: NIP and laid back position

    I never had issues with it, but most of the time I had DD in the moby, which meant I could nurse in any position and be fairly discrete. Of course, all concept of discretion went out the window for me the minute DS was born. The moby actually meant I was much more discrete with DD than DS.
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    Leaning back in a wooden restaurant chair also seems potentially unsafe. I mean, that could end pretty indiscreetly.

    No, I do remember this phase well. It is awkward and annoying, but it will pass. In the meantime, I found it easier to go out later in the day, when my OALD was less, er, pronounced.


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    I'm trying to find my K'Tan to lend to her, maybe that will help.

    Thanks for the insight ladies.
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    Weaned @ 17 months
    Our DD2 early bird (37 weeks, 3 days, 7lbs, 12oz) Aug. 10th, 2010 Our Successful VBAC, growing like a bad weed!
    Weaned @ 15 months
    Our DD3 early bird (37 weeks, 3 days, 7lbs, 6oz) Feb. 16th, 2012 Our 2nd VBAC and lightening speedy birth!

    Loving being a Mom of 3, 40 months apart!!
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    Default Re: NIP and laid back position

    I was going to say maybe if she were at a park she could be lying down on a picnic blanket, but then I looked at your location. ha! nevermind... it's balmy here

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