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    Default How to breastfeed in bed

    How do you do it? What position are you and the baby in? I have small breasts so it's hard to imagine this working for me.

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    I would always lie on my side

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    I have tiny breasts and this was the easiest position for me. I would lie sideways with baby latched onto the breast closest to the mattress. I never latched baby myself, just let them root around until they latched themselves. When it was time for the other side (usually my kids only nursed from one side) I would flip over and go onto the other side of baby, then turn them over. When they were bigger (like 1+) I would just lean over for them to get the other side but it wasn't as comfortable. Pretty much if baby is tummy to tummy it should be OK, takes some practise but once u get it it's great!

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    If I remember correctly I would lay on my side with my arm under my head - no pillow, then I would lay baby on his side toward me. I could also do it laying on my back with a modified football hold - but my LO didn't get as good of a latch.

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    When I did it, I just laid on my side with no pillow and hugged the baby's body completely against mine, with her lips at nipple level. Then I would prop a pillow behind her back so she didn't roll away. If I was tired enough, I could almost sleep through it. (Was always hubby's job to take the baby away once she was done so I could go back to sleep in the mornings, I just had to elbow him to come get her).
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    I am an A or B and also found laying on my side easiest. Both lay down, head on pillow, babies head is on arm.

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    I found this website helpful with kiddo 1. I lay down to nurse as much as I can even now.

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    I lay on my side and kinda put her on an angle so she can breathe while nursing. This is how I do all my night feedings. She is 4 months now, but I started around 2 weeks. At first she was so tiny I had to arch my back in a weird way but now I just sleep while nursing. I still lay on my pillow and everything.

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    As I type this I am laying on my side while baby is on her side nursing
    this is simple once your not latching baby on and they are just doing it by them self

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    Baby is not laying on my arm or anything
    just on the bed

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    I always did it right from birth (or at least like 3-4 weeks in the case of kid 1). I also used receiving blankets to prop my boob as needed as well (as nipple vs baby mouth don't always line up).

    One piece of advice, make sure you alternate breasts.

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