Breast feeding on the go

by Cheryl Morton
(Port Hedland, WA, Australia)


I'm a busy mam, very much involved in the community where I live, so this sling is a necessity when it comes to being out and about with baby as it enables me to nurse whilst out and about

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ear discharge and breastfeeding position

I have been lying Down to breastfeed my baby and recently she is having yellowish ear discharge which is bothering me and I was told it was due to the position I adopted, pls what do I do now about the discharge, she is just 2months plus

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Jan 13, 2016
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most likely unrelated to your breastfeeding position
by: Tracy

Hey mommy!

Have you been to your doctor about it?

Breast milk should not cause any ear discharge and is often used inside the ears because it is antibacterial.

So, there is no need to breastfeed in a different breastfeeding position. My guess is that your little one has an ear infection unrelated to your breastfeeding position.

Breastfeed as much as possible during this time, so that your baby will receive all the immunity needed to fight the infection.

Kind regards
Tracy

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Breastfeeding my baby lying down.

by portia
(pretoria)

Sometimes when I breastfeed my baby lying down, the milk comes out of his nose.

Is it normal?

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Nov 22, 2014
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fast let down reflex
by: Tracy

Does he seem to be choking while breastfeeding?

Your flow of milk might be a little too fast for him to handle, you could pump a bit of milk before you breastfeed.

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feed with a baby in a sling

by Ashleigh
(QLD Australia)

Hi,

I find this to be a very informative website however I do not agree with advising people to feed with a baby in a sling. As a paediatric emergency nurse I have seen 2 cases of infants being suffocated whilst the mother attempting this technique. Although I understand the frustration with a growing breast fed baby I believe finding some good movies or books and nursing as often as needed in these days is easiest. I am not a sit down and stop person myself but this is what had to be done for my daughters health. I know mothers who may feed in baby carriers ( I.e: baby born or ergo baby) but these are babies with intact head control and are able to freely remove there head from the breast if needed. Once again this is a great website however in my experience I would hate for this to be misunderstood technique.

Thanks Ash

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Nov 15, 2013
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Nursing in a sling
by: Lyssa

Nursing babies, newborn through toddler, in a sling or carrier has been done for thousands of years all over the world.
It is true a newborn baby improperly positioned can be in danger, and that is why it is often stressed that baby be put in a position with their head up close to mom's head, within kissing distance, while not actively nursing. It is important for mom to be aware of baby's proper position in a carrier or sling, and each carrier or sling has a manual detailing proper and improper positions to use. Many also have videos on Youtube for further visual explanations.
It is very sad to hear of those babies' deaths, but it is uncommon, if not unheard of, for a properly positioned baby at the breast to be injured. As always, using the product as intended, following the safety guidelines is important.

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lying down to feed baby

by sammie
(wellington, new zealand)

This position was a god send. It allowed me to sleep through the night and feed my baby at the same time, i was able to have more quality time sleeping and less time having to get up to make bottles etc.

I preferred to feed my baby in this position than any other position. However because i had a c-section i was unable to use this position till baby was about a month old. That was because it hurt to lie down on my side because of the pressure on my incision and insides. Once everything started to heal nicely i was able to support myself with lots of pillows and cushions and it made breastfeeding in this position a lot easier.

I highly recommend this position to all mothers thinking about breastfeeding, it makes night time feeding such a breeze and you're actually able to get a good nights rest.

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Large Babies and slings

by Antonia Ruiz
(Georgia)

Hello, I love the idea of wrapping my baby in a sling however, he was born at 10lbs 22in. Now at 4 months he is 22lbs 26in. He is a big boy and im not sure of what kind of sling would work best to support his weight. Any suggestion?? p.s My back is KILLING ME!!

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wearing a big baby
by: Tracy

If you already have back problems with your, I don't think it would be a good idea to carry baby in a sling. Most slings will still put a little strain on your back especially if baby is on the large side.

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Wraps
by: Anonymous

Use a moby wrap! You can comfortably wear a baby up to 35 lbs! It's amazing! I love mine!

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Newborn head prop up breastfeeding pillows

I had so many back and body aches from breastfeeding holding baby's head and body up to my breast to get the right spot to latch. Prop em up nursing pillows are the best kept secret to helping me get the best position I nursed my baby in.
Nursingsupportpillow dot com

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Making your own boppy pillow

by Tracy
(South Africa)




My boppy pilow...
For somebody who doesn't ever sow, I have to say I'm quite proud of the boppy nursing pillows that I have made. I designed it to fit my body while I was pregnant, but it seems to be just the right size for all the ladies who have used it. I enjoy my boppy nursing pillow so much and would have been lost without it. My boppy is especially great for breastfeeding in the football hold position as it is nice and long on the sides.

My boppy has made breastfeeding so much more comfortable, especially in the beginning months of breastfeeding. There are so many things you can use a boppy for! I use mine for breastfeeding, as a boppy total body pillow for leg support while pregnant, for keeping baby upright and my 4 year old toddler loves his boppy cuddle pillow, he sleeps with it every night.

A baby boppy pillow is so easy to make...you can make your own.

All you will need:

- Sowing machine
- Cotton and pins
- Good scissors
- 2m inner material
- 2m cover material
- Stuffing (good quality)
- Newspaper
- Marker
- String

First off you will need to make a pattern that will fit your middle. Lay the newspaper on a flat surface.Spread your pants out so that you can get the width of your middle. Take a piece of string and measure from the middle of the pants to the outside, then cut this length of string. Now, you can use the string to get the right circumference for your boppy.

Make a center line and keep the marker on the other end of the string so that you can draw a neat circle. After this you can decide how broad you want your boppy, i make mine nice and broad for baby to lie comfortably.

Once you have the outline of the basic boppy pillow, you can cut it out...now you have a pattern. Make an inner by cutting two pieces of material the same size as your pattern...use the pins to pin the pattern to the material. One you have done this you can sow a zip to the one side of your pattern, make sure that the right side of the material will show with the good side of the zip. Now turn the material inside out so that you can sow the two sides together. Once the two sides are sown together you can turn it inside out and fill with stuffing. Use the same pattern to make the Boppy pillow covers.

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Proud
by: So liana

I am very much amazed by your work , recently planned to engage in this business . And your courage fueled me.

Stay blessed

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Great site - I recommend to every one
by: jina

Its a great post and first time see about custom boppy pillows.

I know how to create custom pillows, but its some thing different.

I would like to know what material are you using in that. This will be very helpful for the community.

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