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  1. #11
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    I did this and still do this with Max!! It was just how he would naturally latch himself in the early days, and I got TERRIBLE headaches after he was born and couldn't sit up without getting sick. Laying back seemed comfortable for both of us. I did have some issues with cracked nipples, and i don't know if that made it better or not, but it just felt more natural than to be sitting up kind of all hunched up to me. If nothing else, it'll help you feel more relaxed

    I hope it's working for you and it keeps getting less painful.
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
    A year on Mama's milk and still loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*LLLKaren View Post
    There are several good articles on laid-back breastfeeding on Nancy Mohrbacher's blog (the author of Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple).

    One I particularly like is a short guest post by Diane Wiessinger, called "Doing It Right." The basic gist being, it doesn't matter if you're doing it "right," what matters is if it works.

    ETA: Video.
    Thanks, these are great!

    It's working sometimes, others not so much. I'm having trouble getting him to open wide enough now so sometimes I need a little more control over his timing. But in general I'm still trying to recline and get comfy before trying to latch. I think we'll be doing a lot of this kind of nursing as things get better.
    Karen

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    11/09
    Jackson Thomas 1/16/11 - 9 lbs., 3 oz.


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    i have some gel sort of breast soothers that you can heat up or use cold - i never used them - do you have some/think they would help? i can send them
    Julia and Maxwell (and Dan and Haddie)
    Maxwell, born January 3, 2010
    A year on Mama's milk and still loving it

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*jbean1979 View Post
    i have some gel sort of breast soothers that you can heat up or use cold - i never used them - do you have some/think they would help? i can send them
    Thanks but I think airing them out is actually helping the most. And I got my APNO prescription today (although I have to mix it myself).
    Karen

    Proud mama to
    Kaitlyn Ann 12/23/07 - 7 lbs., 15 oz.
    11/09
    Jackson Thomas 1/16/11 - 9 lbs., 3 oz.


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    Glad to hear you've found a workable solution for both of you! What a nice thing to try, I'm filing it away. Thanks for sharing
    Katharine
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    mid-August DD (2010) & DS (2011 VBAC)
    Ouch! Is it thrush or Raynaud's phenomenon?

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    Oh, I love that position! I like to sit in the recliner, with a pillow under the arm that was cradling the baby. Then I could use the other hand to get baby positioned and latched on. And then we could both sleep!

    Erin
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    Default Re: Laid-Back Breastfeeding

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*wdsmom View Post

    I have problems with OS/OALD, and this is one of the positions that has worked best for us. By keeping DD on top of the breast, she gags and chokes much less. We started with this position in the hospital, and at 6mos it is still her favorite.


    I also did a vast amount of nursing my newborn in the moby so just like that. She still prefers to nursing sitting up/standing and it is not quite as comfortable when they are taller
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

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