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Does sleeping on your stomach really cut off your breastmilk flow?

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Asked by ABPeterson at 4:04 PM on Mar. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I never heard of htis. I know in my early days of breastfeeding it was uncomfortable to sleep on my chest, but as far as hurting anything, I don't think so.

    Answer by AK_aries at 4:13 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • I read that it's not, good for that reason... but i still do and i breastfeed

    Answer by Albi1623 at 4:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • i nursed for 21 months and always slept on my tummy. no issues what so ever.

    Answer by celticreverie at 4:20 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • I have been breastfeeding my son for going on seven months now and sleep on my stomach all the time I think its more like an old wives tale

    Answer by hautemama83 at 5:04 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • I've never heard this before.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:21 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • It can cause problems for some women. For example, it can make you a little more likely to get plugged ducts (as can any constant pressure on the breast such as from a seat belt or straps of a carrier). If you are not having any problems then there is no reason why you can't sleep on your tummy.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:22 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • I got plugged ducts. I couldn't sleep on my stomach for almost 2 years.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:04 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

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