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    Default Accidentally smothering with boob

    So.. It seems depending on her position or if I am lying down I accidentally smother DD with boob. I notice her little nostrils just about suction themselves to my breast and she has to unlatch from feeding and take a big gulp of a breathe to recover. Sometimes I see it happening so hold my breast away from her nose a little but sometimes I don't notice until she is gasping for air and I feel awful.

    Please tell me this isn't hurting her or causing any damage. It's just awful when it happens. Sometimes she wiggles her head a bit during a feed and what was a perfectly clear air way now is filled with boob- I feel terrible and of course don't want her breathing to be restricted.

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    Have you tried to put your hand on your breast to push back on your breast a little while she feeds so that your breast isn't touching her nose (do this the whole time she is feeding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovepurplebutterflies View Post
    Have you tried to put your hand on your breast to push back on your breast a little while she feeds so that your breast isn't touching her nose (do this the whole time she is feeding)
    That's what I've had to do with both my boys until they have gotten a bit older and their heads aren't so small compared to my boobs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovepurplebutterflies View Post
    Have you tried to put your hand on your breast to push back on your breast a little while she feeds so that your breast isn't touching her nose (do this the whole time she is feeding)
    This is what I used to do as well. Even now at almost 6 months I have to be careful with how I position him for feeding as my breast can cover his nose still.

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    I find this aswell. I hold the top of my boo.b away from her nose now

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    Like PPs I had to hold my b00b as well. When ds1 got a little bigger it wasn't such an issue (ds2 moved to bottles at 5 months). It's just one of those do what you gotta do situations.

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    Same as pp's always had to hold my boobs away from bubs nose when they were small, and my boobs were big!

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    I had the same problem. Weirdly when I wear a bra when feeding I find my boob is firmer and more supported and not as squishy. Not sure if that helps at all. Good luck :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by acerbaby View Post
    I had the same problem. Weirdly when I wear a bra when feeding I find my boob is firmer and more supported and not as squishy. Not sure if that helps at all. Good luck :-)
    Now that you mention it- seems to be less of an issue when I'm wearing a maternity bra instead of just a crop top I nothing. Night feeds are the worst. I have been holding my boob away from her nose but on the occasions I nod off whilst feeding it doesn't really work so well for use both.
    I might have to feed siting up in bed instead so I'm less prone to falling asleep.

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    I do the same as PPs. I have a fear of smothering my baby with my boobs!


 

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