Rugby style bf position and big boobs!!!

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  1. mummyzilla

    mummyzilla Well-Known Member

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    I have big boobs and babe will only take to rugby feeding position under my arm resting on pillows, I have one of them shaped bf pillows. The thing is my boobs are big and feel obviously very heavy with milk am I crushing or hurting him in any way as when Im feeding him rest of boob is spread over top half of his body.I try to take as much weight off as possible and he seems comfy enough but I worry that Im crushing him:( am I worrying about nothing and this is normal in this position? he finds it difficult to latch on in different positions.
     
  2. kaylz

    kaylz Well-Known Member

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    I have massive boobs too (40L) and I find the easiest way to feed LO is to lie him on a pillow (rather than in the crook of my arm) and then support underneath my boob with the hand on the same side I am feeding him on (so left hand under left boob), leaving my other hand free to put behind his neck for latching. You need to be careful if you're supporting your boobs at all that you keep your hand flat underneath them as any pressure from your fingers can lead to blocked ducts if you're not careful.

    I'm sure you're not suffocating your LO though - if you can hear breathing then it's probably all absolutely fine!
     
  3. minties

    minties Complete

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    I used to do the rugby hold and have large heavy breasts too, and my LO was fine. He didn't get squashed, and if your LO is breathing fine and no crying, trying to pull away or going blue around the mouth, I'm sure they are fine too!
     
  4. louise1302

    louise1302 mum to FIVE boys :)

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    i use the rugby ball hold and i used to worry but i was reassured by mw he will not suffocate
     
  5. jess_smurf

    jess_smurf Angel Kristian & Olivia

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    i used rugby position when they get older they can feed easier not done it for mths xx
     
  6. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    I do the same
     

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