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  1. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    What do you do with their hands when trying to get them to latch?
    Alex keeps putting his hands in the way of his face and i think this maybe part of the problem with getting him on right. What can i do to keep them out of the way?
     
  2. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    I would put one arm under my breast and then one on top..so it would be kinda like he was holding it like he would have a bottle or something, kept from his hands getting in the way some.
     
  3. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    I used to hold her across my body with 1 arm straight underneath and i would sorta hold the other OR swaddle and keeps the arms in the blanket that way you can also put them straight down to sleep without disturbing them too much. :D

    Congrats on your lil boy btw :D xx
     
  4. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I put one arm straight underneath her but we're still battling with the top hand. She sometimes hits my nipple and it HURTS!!
     
  5. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    Congratulations on your little boy. :happydance:

    I used to tuck Aaron's lower arm underneath my arm. In the first few weeks when I was struggling with latching, I found it helpful to get hubby or someone else to hold his upper arm for a few moments to keep that out the way too.
     
  6. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    As above :D

    I think early on I was a mass of pillows tucked here, arms tucked there and a muslin proping summat else up for good measure! :lol:
     
  7. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    I used to stick one under my boob and hold the other one whilst i got him on x
     
  8. mrscookie

    mrscookie Mama and expecting

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    I rugby ball her on the right boob (only way she will feed on that one) and on the left one hand under boob, one hand I hold out of the way to the side.
    At night she is swaddled before she is fed so I dont wake her to put her to bed.
     
  9. milkmachine

    milkmachine Formally uv

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    i wrapped her in a muslin x
     
  10. ANGYPANGY

    ANGYPANGY pregnant-2nd tri

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    one hand under the boob and then i have her grab my bra in the middle
     
  11. Kunama

    Kunama Mummy to 3 Princesses

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    I used to swaddle my LO's for the first few weeks, they loved it and it gave me a chance to get them latched on right. Once I'd got to grips with feeding I could then move on to what to do with wiggeling bodies when not swaddled:rofl:
     

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