BF lying down?

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  1. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    I've just discovered i can do this position!!!! So now at night i lie on my side with poppy facing me and happily feeding. It's brilliant!! No more sat in the nursery chair trying to keep my eyes open and listening to the radio!!

    Anyone else a fan of this position? I actually feel asleep like that the other morning, and woke up with a sleeping, full happy baby facing me. Lovely.
     
  2. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I've always fed like that. It's wonderful isn't it? :D
     
  3. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    i feed leyla like that sometimes but im always too paranoid to fall asleep in case i roll on her or something lol

    x
     
  4. elm

    elm Mama

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    I love it, took me a while to sort out how to do it right but it's great in the mornings now and I kick DP out so we've got room to do it properly and he gets breakfast while I feed!

    x
     
  5. Bec L

    Bec L Proud mum to 2 girls/1boy

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    I used to feed Poppy this way a lot when she was very little - meant we got an extra hour or so in bed in the morning! I could doze while she was feeding which was great. Had to stop in the end, just because she tended to posset a lot after her feeds and if she wasn't winded she would just end up being sick while lying on her back/side which wasn't very nice for her, so that put a stop to that!
     
  6. jolyn

    jolyn Mam to 2, 1 of each

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    I love feeding like this - Jess wakes up about 6 and gets into bed with me for the breakfast feed where we doze together until we have to get up with her brother at 7.30. So lush and she loves it too :happydance:
     
  7. Jemima

    Jemima Mother of One

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    Yup. This is how I do Poppy's night feed and morning feed. It's lovely and realxing for both of us. And I do occasionally drop off during night feeds, which is fine by me!
     
  8. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    I would like it cept the other boob going off like a little fountain and I get to milky wet and uncomfortable...
     
  9. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    yep thats how we feed morning and night and i LOVE IT!!!

    i get an extra half and hours nap and he gets a snack!
     
  10. marley2580

    marley2580 Well-Known Member

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    Stick a muslin down your top. It's great for catching all those drips.
     
  11. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    This was the ONLY position I could get Aaron latched on properly in for the first four months. It was really nice and restfull at first, but I was soooo glad when he finally learnt to feed with me sitting up! :rofl:
     
  12. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    I feed Amelie like this during the night :D saves me sitting up whilst half asleep LOL
     
  13. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    I can't do this position for love nor money! We just can't get comfy and I end up twisted, with back ache. Any pointers any one?!!
     
  14. kateqpr

    kateqpr Well-Known Member

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    I surround myself with pillows - a blast from my pregnancy past!

    One behind me to stop me rolling backwards, one behind poppy's bum so she's facing me, and then an extra one on under my head to raise me up a little.
     
  15. elm

    elm Mama

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    You could try a nipple / breast shell, forget what they're called, they're a plastic thing you stick over your nipple and they collect milk. You can get them from Boots if you wanted to give it a go (you can store the milk you collect too if you sterilise them first :) ) x
     
  16. elm

    elm Mama

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    I prop his head up on my arm, think it depends on where your nipples are what will work?!!! x
     
  17. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Use pillows to get you and baby into a good position:happydance:


    I couldn't do this with my other babies as they always puked everywhere:dohh:. Erin loves it though for her last feed then I just transfer her to her crib:cloud9:
     
  18. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    thanks, I have these and they are a blast for expressing because I collect loads in the morning (well, provided you empty them in time. Or you have a whole new kind of milky disaster).. they just don't work very well lying in that position. So I will be sitting up :D At least it reduces the time spent on that god awful pump :D
     
  19. Dani_b

    Dani_b Expecting number 4 🤰🏼❤️💙❤

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    i fed DS like this at night time. not yet tried it with katie yet though
     
  20. caggimedicine

    caggimedicine Mummy to Harry

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    This was the position I learned to BF in when I was in the hospital when I had Harry. It was the position I first ever fed him in too! I found it really easy.

    When we had Harry in our room for the first 2-3 weeks, I used to take him out of his basinette, put him in bed with us and would feed him like that.... but then I started falling asleep and I don't trust myself to sleep with him. I'm a heavy sleeper, and so is hubby, so I stopped feeding him like that. I still do it in the morning though - just for cuddles in bed :) When Harry wakes up in the morning, hubby will go and get him and put him in the bed with me for a feed and a cuddle.
     

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