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bfing positions

I'm trying to find the most comfortable position to bf my son but he's a big baby (he's 5 wks & weighs almost 12lbs). What positions did you find comfortable?

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Asked by marinesweetie at 11:34 AM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • big babies do well in the football hold. I could try to explain it, but searching breastfeeding football hold would probably net you a much better descrition with pictures etc. football is also great for mama's with large breasts.

    Answer by teri4lance at 11:55 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • What positions have you been using? WIth newborns some find that the football hold is the most effective way to nurse. Some prefer the cradle position. Sit in a comfy chair and use a pillow for support--his weight isn't a factor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • I prefer the cradle or cross-cradle. I'm large-busted, but have never been able to figure out the football hold.

    Answer by AlyKen at 1:58 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • i did the football hold and that's what helped me. now, i use whatever position is most comfortable for him. he's 10mo and usually it's the cradle or tailor hold, but sometimes he'd rather sit up or lay on my stomach.

    Answer by mommytobobby at 3:07 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

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