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Old 11-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Nursing positions for a long baby

Ok, so this might be a dumb question but, what nursing positions have you used as your LOs got bigger? My DD is 6.5 mo and already 28.5 inches long. I'm only 5'4"... first thing in the morning ... on a good day :-) At home we lay down to nurse, which works great. Out and about, if I try to hold her in a cradle hold, my arms just aren't long enough to support her. If she sits on my lap, she's lined up with my shoulder, not my breast. Either way she ends up scrunched and uncomfortable, so she fidgets and only nurses for a minute or two at best. Help!

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I cross my legs and use my thigh to support her torso. Then I cradle her head and shoulder in one arm, and tuck my other arm inbetween her legs around her butt and lower back. Way easier.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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I cross my legs and use my thigh to support her torso. Then I cradle her head and shoulder in one arm, and tuck my other arm inbetween her legs around her butt and lower back. Way easier.
I pretty much do this too. I cross one leg over the other, cradle his head then I just lean over to feed him.
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Re: Nursing positions for a long baby

As my LO gets bigger, I'm finding that laid-back nursing is a little more comfortable for us. Hope you find something that works for you!
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Re: Nursing positions for a long baby

I sit criss-cross and that way her head and tush are supported and her legs can hang down as needed. Football hold works well too.
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Re: Nursing positions for a long baby

I lay back a little bit with my feet up - either on the couch or in a recliner. I am at about a 100 degree angle, then DS just lays on me and I don't have to support too much of his weight - just keep him steady / safe. It's great for a little catch up rest & relaxation for me too!
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I cross my legs and use my thigh to support her torso. Then I cradle her head and shoulder in one arm, and tuck my other arm inbetween her legs around her butt and lower back. Way easier.
That makes sense. We're going to have to try this today. Thanks, mama!
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