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Thread: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

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    Default How soon did you start nursing in bed?

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    Ooooh - I just answered this on your glow pillow thread. I initially did night time feedings sitting up in bed (because that's what I had done in the hospital) and think we started doing side lying nursing in bed the middle or end of the first week. SO much more restful to nurse side lying!
    Lynn
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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    With my daughter (who is now 4) I started at around 2-3 weeks (I was told newborns can't do the side-lying nursing).

    With my son, I tried it immediately and he's been fine with it.

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    1st feed in the hospital and nearly every feed after that...

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    We weren't able to get the side-lying position down until about one month. Before that, I just propped pillows in the bed or fell asleep on the recliner with him on me. Once you have the side-lying position down, it's awesome. Neither of you have to fully awaken to latch, and before you know it, they do all the work themselves, even in the dark! I am still amazed at how my son can find my nipple in the dark in the middle of the night, and also at the fact that he knows when he's not latched on correctly and re-latches. Aw how all that hard work has paid off! It's so easy now. I couldn't imagine having to get up in the middle of the night to make a bottle!

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    It took us a long time to get the hang of side-lying nursing. I don't think DS and I were pros at it until he was about 5 mos old. For us, I think things got better when he was able to control where he wanted his body (including good head control). I also found that putting a pillow behind my back helped prop me at the right angle for him.

    Jennifer
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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    Olivia was a week old when I started

    And ive never looked back

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    We are just starting to get the hang of it. Landon will be 4 mo. on the 28th. I as afraid to do it because I thought he wasn't going to burp, and get all gassy, then I realized he never burped at night any way, so we tried it and now we are perfecting it.

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    The day we came home from the hospital. It has saved my sanity by allowing me to sleep. And she latches better in that position than any other, too!
    Tammy in MO

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    Default Re: How soon did you start nursing in bed?

    in the hospital......i only put austin in that little plastic cradle thing once for a picture the rest of the time he was in my bed.....but then again i didnt sleep the whole time i was there either!
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