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Which Nursing Position Did You Use?

There's more than one way to nurse a baby. Lactation consultants recommend switching positions to help with milk production, mastitis, and general comfort — though once a new mama gets familiar with one hold, she typically sticks with it. It's a complicated process in the beginning, but finding the best breastfeeding stance for you and your baby helps everyone go with the flow. Which nursing position did you use?

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HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I've used them all!
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
It's usually the cradle, but I've done that football thing ever once in a while. The first 1 1/2 months I'd also be lying down with her at night when we were still co-sleeping.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Im using different positions.
dstorm dstorm 7 years
I didn't want to vote because I honestly used a lot of different positions and that wasn't an option. I learned quickly and the hard way that I needed to switch positions or I would end up with plugged ducts. Most often I used the cradle hold, but at night we would lie in bed, and if I felt like I might get a plugged duct, I would switch up the positioning a little. I always find it interesting and a little baffling that the lactation consultants on all of those new baby shows have the moms use the football hold. I felt like that was the most difficult with a newborn! Most of my nursing friends agreed with me.
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