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    Question eyes and nose...

    I have been reading more on getting the right latch, and it says that I should not have to hold the skin away from her nose so she can breathe. But I do have to or she pulls away because she can't breathe. I am on the bigger breasted side (no idea what size) so I don't know if maybe I just need to hold it back for her?

    Also everything I have read says she should be able to look at me while nursing, but it always seems like that would be uncomfortable for her to do in the position she is in. Does this mean that she is positioned wrong??

    One more thing.. I am proud to say that today is 1 month of bf!!! I wanted to give up so many times, but thanks to everyone's support on here and at home, I stuck with it!! Thank you all so much!! I am so glad we kept going!!!

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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    Cool Re: eyes and nose...

    My LO has this same problem. I'm no expert, but I think that if the diaper output is good, and you're not in pain, it should be ok

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    Default Re: eyes and nose...

    i am also quite large in the breast area and ive always had to hold a bit away from his nose...and use 1 hand to support breast and 1 to hold baby....tbh...i read somewhere if baby is gaining well on moms milk and has enough nappy output, and nursing isnt painful after initial latching on then position and latch is in effect good..even if not textbook..


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    Lucas 8lbs 1oz born at 42 weeks..now 27lbs at 20 months....bf exclusivly till 10 months then partly till self weaning at 17 months
    Georgia 8lbs 12oz born at 39+4 now 14lbs 5oz at 14 weeks...bfing going strong despite a shaky start

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    I'm also on the larger breasted side and some positions we nurse in require me to hold part of my boob off of her nose, some don't. We have been EBF since day 1 with great output and weight gain and no pain, so I say if it's not broken, don't fix it!
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    Default Re: eyes and nose...

    Again like the other moms have said, I have very large breasts 42 G and I HAVE to hold my bresat away from babys nose, other wise she cant breath. 1 hand to hold baby and 1 to hold breast. Its hard sometimes cuz i dont have a free hand to do things with (pull my shirt down, to fix the nursing apron) but I woudlnt change it for the world I love breastfeeding =)

    CONGRATS with sticking with BFing!!

    CAYLA
    Mama 2 Allie who Self-weaned @ 2 1/2
    Korben Jon born 07/25/2011*

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    Default Re: eyes and nose...

    Here is a link to Dr Newman's videos that advise on achieving the asymmetrical latch. You want the chin tin the breast and the nose away from the breast.

    http://www.drjacknewman.com/index.ph...d=18&Itemid=42
    Lyn
    Nursing the girl with kaleidoscope eyes


    Mama to Daniel (12/3/06) and Lucy Jane (8/28/08)

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    Default Re: eyes and nose...

    Okay, I'm not really large breasted, so from PPs it sounds like it just might be normal...but I find if DD's nose is sqished, I need to shift her body over a little, forcing her to tilt her head up a bit. This pushes her chin more into the breast, and frees her nose up to breath better.


    Jeanne (my middle name IRL)


    Mommy to two girls (M & M), born Sept. '07 and Sept. '09

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    Default Re: eyes and nose...

    I'm in the itty bitty *itty club, so I can't help with the size issue.

    However, even with my smaller breasts, my dd1 never looked into my eyes, always at my arm.

    Are you comfortable? Is there any pain? Is diaper output good?

    If all that's in check, I'd say you're doing great!
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    Default Re: eyes and nose...

    ok well that makes me feel better!! From what everyone said and what I read, it looks like my issues are perfectly normal for big breasted women!! Thanks so much everyone!!

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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