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    How long did it take you to latch your baby in the dark and laying down? My DD is only 8 days old but I'd love to nurse her laying down.. I can latch her sitting up and then transition to laying down, and we have the actual latching pretty down pat now but I need light to see when her mouth is open. I assume babies end up just doing it on their own? Sorry, new to all this! Loving feeding my little girl though

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    I'm helping.. She latched at birth on her own but left a few hickies lol. She has only gotten on herself a few times since.. I'd like to let her do it herself but didn't know that she would be able to?

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    I helped DD latch properly while we were in hospital then probably another two weeks but at 3 weeks old she was latching herself and we did lots of dream feeding - 6 months old she can pull my top down and find her own way... it's a worry I think I'll have public nudity issues.
    8 days old is still so little but do try to see if she can help herself, letting her do the head shake fists banging squeezing thing , she might surprise you.

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    I put a little night light on in our bedroom so there would always be enough light to help DD attach when needed. (One of those plug in to a socket night lights.)

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    Oh my... Googled baby led latching and just gave it a go. Am enjoying something beautiful and amazing with my precious angel. Who knew? So calm and natural. Thanks for the heads up xx

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    Nope I'm the same lol I have one of those plug in ones like bec said. The power point I had it in wasn't providing enough light though. Moved it last night and much better


 

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