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Old 03-13-2013, 12:39 PM   #11
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Re: Laid back nursing?

My first also had a lot of reflux and colicky belly and the laid back position helped a lot. I use it now just to help my back, even with pillows, boppy, etc I have a tendency to hunch. I think its also great bc it gives baby a reason to use his/her muscles without having to do "tummy time".

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This is what my LC suggested when I was having issues getting LO to latch onto the left side. It worked beautifully. Side to side is difficult for us at times, but laid back works great!
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We nurse in every position. I love side to side in the early am so I can still doze. I like laid back in my recliner (I can get pretty flat in that thing). I like to get comfy on the couch in a corner with a ton of pillows. I even use the football hold if I need my other hand free for something.
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That's exactly what saved our BFing relationship. Went from struggling with football and cradle holds to relaxing with her on my chest - thrush disappeared, supply skyrocketed, latch pains totally resolved. I am sad that the LC who did my "intervention" has now retired, she really knew her stuff!
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Re: Laid back nursing?

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That's exactly what saved our BFing relationship. Went from struggling with football and cradle holds to relaxing with her on my chest - thrush disappeared, supply skyrocketed, latch pains totally resolved. I am sad that the LC who did my "intervention" has now retired, she really knew her stuff!
That is awesome. You don't have to nurse like this, any way that works and is comfy for you and baby, and effective, is fine. But when moms have issues with pain, latch, milk-transfer, etc., that's when this style of breastfeeding can really be beneficial.
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Re: Laid back nursing?

Thanks, everyone! Wow, I'm excited to try this when the baby is born. It does seem logical/intuitive when you think about it. I'm still really surprised that I had never even heard of it even though I thought I had read everything and tried everything with DS1.
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Love feeding my LO like this, especially in the middle of the night.
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