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Old 03-02-10, 01:18 PM
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This is a weird question I know...
When your baby is nursing, do you hold your breast in place, or just let baby go to town?

Josh and Matthew were great at getting the milk out, but their latch was terrible and breastfeeding always hurt. So I had to hold my breast in place and their head in place the whole time, otherwise they would slip back or over and kill my nipples even more or even give me "hickeys" on my boobs!

I just realized a couple days ago that Brady's latch is fine and once he's latched, I probably really don't need to hold my breast for him to get it right. Now when I don't though, it feels weird. So do you hold or not???
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Old 03-02-10, 04:03 PM
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Ya know, now that I think about it, I think I was a "holder" too! lol I can't remember if it was all the time though and if was just a habit or if I did it for a reason.

I also pumped at work, so I always had my hands on the funnel-things anyways and it never bothered me since I was so used to that.
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Old 03-02-10, 04:24 PM
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I'm a holder. But I started putting a burp cloth underneath my breast to hold it up in the right spot for Alex and that seems to work well. Otherwise I have to hold it up.

Breastfeeding is more difficult with a larger chest.
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Old 03-02-10, 05:27 PM
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I never did hold but Lincoln was a good nurser and latched from the beginning.
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Old 03-02-10, 05:42 PM
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Only in the beginning when my breast is bigger then babies head. Once they grow a little I don't need to and can use my holding hand for typing one handed at the computer!

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