Hi all hoping for some advice or ideas here on a BF issue. I inherited a MyBrestFriend pillow from a friend, and despite it's stupid name, I confess that I absolutely adore everything about it, and it has probably been the single baby item that I've used the most. The problem is, I feel like I'm kind of "addicted" to it. I normally nurse DS crosslegged on the couch, bed or futon, with this pillow in my lap and laying him on it in crosscradle position. I generally hold my boob with the Chold too I have pretty large breasts and I find that if I I don't do that, then between gravity and DS still being young/not that coordinated, he doesn't always stay latched.
dread the day that DS is too big for the pillow and its fast approaching! His legs already hang off the edge, LOL :
When we're in public, or anywhere that I don't have access to the pillow, nursing is so awkward and uncomfortable. I feel like my arms aren't strong enough to hold him up and support his weight for very long, and/or I just get tension in my shoulders and back, and DS subsequently gets held all wonky and doesn't feed as long. While out and about, whenever possible I find a way to sit on the floor, and lean against a wall so that I bring my knees up like in situp position and that DS can sort of lay in that nook and have his weight supported that works okay. But if I have to sit in a chair, it's difficult. I try crossing my legs and having the upper leg help me, but it's never that comfortable. Add on the need to wrangle a nursing cover, and it's just a disaster.
Any advice? Any positions you would suggest that are easy to handle out in public, and help me support DS's weight? He's almost 13 weeks and doesn't have head control yet, so I need to support him thoroughly. I'd love to hire a LC to work on this, but unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover it, and I've already had two LC visits that I paid for out of pocket, to the tune of 600. Hoping for some voices of experience to give me ideas.....Thanks in advance :
DS born February 5, 2013
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