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Old 01-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #11
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Hmmm...I always nursed hands free...just held it to get latched properly. Didn't realize it was a problem for some ladies.

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Old 01-19-2011, 08:49 PM   #12
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I nurse hands free because I have... ahem... small breasts.
Me too. I always see those cute photos of babies holding on while they nurse...yeah it ain't happening!
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Hmmm, I always nurse hands free, and my breasts ARE pretty large and heavy. Of course, DD just holds them like a bottle! LOL
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I am long breasted (my boobs hang down) so I not only have to support, but I also have to lift them UP for him. I usually can only NAK if I'm laying back some to allow gravity to help. I suspect itll be this way until he learns to hold the breast up himself when he's older.
I think this describes my problem too. While I am small (B cup pre pregnancy) my boobs point to the floor so if I don't hold them up we have trouble. I could never just latch my babies on and then go about my business because things just don't line up properly.
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I think this describes my problem too. While I am small (B cup pre pregnancy) my boobs point to the floor so if I don't hold them up we have trouble. I could never just latch my babies on and then go about my business because things just don't line up properly.
Yeah if I don't lift them, he's at my belly button level nursing and it hurts.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #16
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My first thought was that is would primarily be a size issue. I mostly nurse hands free, except when ds is very fussy and *does* pull without extra support!
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Re: Hands free?

Have you tried rolling up a hand towel and putting it under your breast to lift the bottom up? (this is what your hand is doing and this action makes your breast rounder and firmer in the front where the baby is latching.) A facecloth isn't usually big enough to do the job (at least for me anyway) but it should solve your problem, and you can find out by trial and error how much "stuffing" you need. Stuffing the baby's lower arm/hand under the breast also sometimes works for me when the baby hits about the 2 month mark.

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