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    Hi guys!

    My DS is now 6 weeks old, and I finally seem to have a handle on this whole breastfeeding thing (yay!).

    I'm demand feeding, and as I'm getting out of the house more, I'm needing to feed in public.

    Thing is, the only comfy position for me is the football hold, the cradle hold positions seem to pull at my nipple or something, I dunno, I don't like it. At home it's fine because I have comfy chairs and loads of pillows if I need them, but out in public I don't have access to that stuff, so I find my arm gets really sore holding him for 30 mins.

    Any suggestions on other positions? Or should I just carry a big pillow around everywhere?

    Oh, and apparently I'm a "larger breasted" woman (makes me laugh because I used to get teased for having itty bitty titties!), and I have a sling but that isn't very useful for BF as I don't like cradle hold.

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    Could you possibly use your nappy bag with a soft blanket as a 'pillow' alternative. You'll most likely already have those two items with you out and about so its not like you'll have to take something extra that way

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    I did football hold too because I found it easier... and I just used a seat with an armrest. So often, a parents room seat in a cubicle, but some public benches have armrests... so I sat next to it and rested my arm on that.

    You could always use your purse or nappy bag to rest your arm on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Will bub sit upright in the sling (with support)?
    Yup...?

    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I did football hold too because I found it easier... and I just used a seat with an armrest. So often, a parents room seat in a cubicle, but some public benches have armrests... so I sat next to it and rested my arm on that.
    I'll keep an eye out for an arm rest next time, although, food courts and restaurants usually have armless seats

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennos Mummy View Post
    Could you possibly use your nappy bag with a soft blanket as a 'pillow' alternative. You'll most likely already have those two items with you out and about so its not like you'll have to take something extra that way
    I never thought of using my nappy bag, except it's usually so overstuffed I can't zip it up :/ lol, I'll just make sure it's not full of so much crap anymore

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    hi, i used to always pull my shirt up from the waist. Most of the breast was covered by the shirt, and either the nappy bag or a rolled up baby rug might serve as a pillow. Also, as baby grows, you might find other positions will work just as well as the football hold. Marie.

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    Default Breastfeeding positions for out in public

    What type of sling do you have? Is it possible to do tummy-tummy carry in that to feed bub?

    I know you haven't asked for babywearing advice but i just wanted to let you know its not a good idea to have bub in the cradle hold in a carrier due to the asphyxiation risks. Tummy-tummy (upright) is safest like this http://sakurabloombabyslings.wordpre...ps-and-tricks/

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    i cross my legs which raises bub up. A folded jumper can work too.

    Baby will get quicker at feeds over time too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    What type of sling do you have? Is it possible to do tummy-tummy carry in that to feed bub?
    I have the Breeze Baby sling, and we do tummy-tummy (he likes being upright)... I don't know how I'd feed him that way though? He sits too high?

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    Default Re: Breastfeeding positions for out in public

    I used a ring sling to football hold nurse ds.

    I emded up learning cradle as a result of severe mastitis

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    Default Breastfeeding positions for out in public

    I'm a HH cup, and also demand feeding my 9 week old. I've been using my nappy bag (removing any hard objects first) I have to hold my breast at the same time she's attached because if I don't my nipple slips out of her mouth.

    I always try and go to places that have parents rooms because of the boob holding thing. If I know there isn't going to be a parents room, I'll take bottles of ebm and a thermos of hot water to warm them up in to feed her.
    Last edited by strawberry swing; 06-09-2012 at 16:22.


 

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