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    Im after some ideas for new bfing positions - I normally use cradle hold but ds is getting too long now & kicks/pushes off the arms of the chair. Im worried about him hurting himself & it makes feeding difficult.

    He's too long for football hold. Feeding lying down doesnt really suit me.

    What other positions are there?

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    Put your arm under his bum to keep his legs up.

    Sit on a dining chair.

    Cradle hold is suitable for babies and children of all ages.

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    I need to sit in a comfortable chair because I usually end up feeding him the holding him while he sleeps so im often in for the long haul

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    Do you use a pillow under bub? I do so I don't have to hold him up. It makes the whole thing really comfortable

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    I find a pillow under him awkward but I use one under my elbow so I dont have to hold up his top half

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    Why is he too long for football hold? I get a shallow and often painful latch on my left side if my DD is in cradle hold, so we always do football hold for the left and she is 13 mths old! I sit up in bed with a pillow or 2 on my left, plonk DD on and we're set.

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    Feed him on the sofa or bed where there are no arms to kick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piyamj View Post
    Why is he too long for football hold? I get a shallow and often painful latch on my left side if my DD is in cradle hold, so we always do football hold for the left and she is 13 mths old! I sit up in bed with a pillow or 2 on my left, plonk DD on and we're set.
    How do you do football hold without baby kicking the back of the chair/sofa/bed?

    I just tried a pillow under him but that wasnt high enough

    Our sofa is horrible & sinky so I cant get up out of it holding bub, so I guess ill have to try feeding in bed every time

    How do I manage in parents rooms etc? The one I went to the other day had an arm chair that was even narrower than my chair at home so it was a nightmare, could barely fit ds in to feed him cradle hold

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    Try talking to the lactation consultants maybe?
    In terms of in parents rooms, get one of those kidney shaped feeding pillows. Mine squishes down to be stored in the basket of the pram and I can even fold it with the cushion smooshed into the basket.
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    Can you angle yourself in the chair so his head and your arm are towards the back? I used to do that in chairs that were low and squashy so I was more leaning against the arm rest. I hope you find a solution that works for you

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