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#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

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#2 tibs

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Feed lying down when you can.  Do the rolled up towel under the boob thing if you have to sit up to feed.  I just used the regular hold, didn't do well with the football hold etc.  I sometimes have to pick up my boob to place the nipple in baby's mouth which I'm sure isn't something smaller breasted women have to do  biggrin.gif  Good luck with it OP!

#3 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Football hold is brilliant for large breasted women and Lansinoh is excellent for cracked nipples, put a drop of breastmilk on the nipple, lansinoh over the top and leave off the bra for as long as possible.
Make sure you have correct attachment from the get go, so that you don't get too much nipple irritation.

If your baby is feeding (you can see sucking and swallowing) and content and sleeping some of the time  then they are getting enough. You don't need to see it.

Always at first I will make a lot of milk and be able to express easily and as time goes on it's not so easy, even after breastfeeding 6 babies well into toddlerhood I can't express a lot - it doesn't mean I am not producing a lot.  Expressing just never worked for me.

Goodluck

#4 FurryTongue

Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

I don't have big boobs or ever had cracked nipples but I know a friend of mine had cracked nipples and was told to go topless in the sun and her nipples healed. I have told other friends this advice and it worked for their nipples!
Wishing you all the best.

#5 angelinaballerina

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:12 AM

I am a 10GG and have found the easiest hold is where if I am feeding from the left breast - I hold my breast with my left hand and the baby with my right. Baby gets a good attachment and feeds really well. I also use a feeding pillow so that I don't get tired arms holding in this position.

It's a bit tricky feeding in public this way, but have managed to get it down pat since having dd 10 weeks ago.

Good luck! I would also see a lactation consultant while still in hospital to give you some tips. My midwife was fantastic, so I didn't need the lactation consultant.

#6 shelbysmum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:17 AM

And get some mother mates from the chemist- they are gel pads that will soothe and heal your nipples

#7 Steggles

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

I hold the breast I'm feeding from with that hand and hold baby with the other. It does get easier as they get bigger original.gif

#8 Bluenomi

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE (angelinaballerina @ 10/12/2012, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am a 10GG and have found the easiest hold is where if I am feeding from the left breast - I hold my breast with my left hand and the baby with my right. Baby gets a good attachment and feeds really well. I also use a feeding pillow so that I don't get tired arms holding in this position.


That'w how I feed DD for the first 6 months or so. I just used a normal pillow, I found the breastfeeding ones weren't a good or as big.

I slathered on the lansinoh after every feed and after a shower but the correct position did the best to fix the cracks.

Also expressing is not a sign of how much milk you are making. I could never express much but DD always got enough for herself since she could get it out better than any breat pump.

#9 Feral Lemur

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:44 AM

The easiest positions for me were either lying down or a feeding billow for support my baby with be breasts hanging in their natural position.  I also hasd to remmber not to hunch over to take care of my back.  It gradually got easier and eaiser until I coudl do it walking around hehehe

I did often have to hold the breats away from their faces so they could breathe.

#10 deedee15

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

Lots of Lansinoh, also once bubs has finished rub breast milk into nipples and let air dry if you can.

I also found that I could express fine up until about the 4-5 month with both, then I struggled after that, probably more me than breast size.



#11 LJandAJ

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

I am the same as some of the pp'ers - hold the breat I am feeding from with the same hand and hold baby with the other.

#12 Zesty

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

When both of mine were younger than 4 weeks, the football hold seemed to work the best. Unfortunately with both, even though the midwives assured me I had correct attachment, I ended up with badly cracked nipples on both sides. I persevered (often through clenched teeth and some tears) for 2 weeks and they healed and didn't have an issue after that.

#13 clm1982

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:20 AM

My boobs arnt as big as yours (F) but i just used the normal hold, football hold as a bit awkward for me. I always propped DD up on a pillow while feeding and i held my boob/nipple and placed it into her mouth. Didnt really ever have an issue with cracked nipples, i think i did once but that was because she wasnt latched on correctly. I just feed through the pain and only took a few days to get better. Never put any cream or anything on them. Goodluck!

#14 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:23 AM

I'm a 12I (they had to order my bras in specially mad.gif)

I used a My Breast Friend a lot at first.  I had to help my son a bit by supporting the breast with one hand so it wasn't too heavy for his little mouth to hold the latch, and I used a finger to sort of push it away from his nose.   At first I had to do football hold on one side and cradle hold on the other.   It helped to have my feet up on a step or footstool.

I did the night/first morning feeds lying down in bed.

I also found that sitting down cross legged worked quite well when we were out.  Obviously in a park, not the middle of the shopping centre.

Re feeding discretely, I didnt find myself too worried about it, but I had a few tricks like parking my pram in front of me to provide a bit of a screen.

I havent tried it, but there is a breastfeeding pillow/nappy bag combination that looked good.

http://www.warmmilk.com/howtouse.html



#15 lucky 2

Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

Not me personally, I'm the opposite, but early days a underarm/footy hold can help with elevation of the breast, ie folded facewashers.
Older baby the cradle hold is good and as pp said, some very large breasted women are best seated on the floor crossed legged with baby bottom in the space btn the legs, baby head on a thigh.
Some women use this product- http://www.boobybooster.com.au/
What can help is getting some help from your MW and a LC to work on positions after the birth.
In regards to nipple damage, prevent is best so getting some help early if you are getting nipple damage (ie LC) and either milk or wool fat or some women like multimum compresses.
All the best.

#16 Emsie2

Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

Agree with PPs, holding the breast with your hand on the same side, supporting babies head with the other. At home I use a feeding pillow so I then have a free hand to answer the phone, or use the remote etc. When out and about when baby was small I would cross my legs to boost him up, or sit on the floor with my knees up and cradle him so my legs supported his back, if that makes sense... I found feeding really tricky at first because of my big breasts, especially out and about, but we're still going strong now at nearly 9m. Interestingly I didn't have much success lying down - I find if I'm not holding my breast then DS's latch on isn't as good and I end up with sore nipples. I sometimes get a bit jealous of friends with smaller breasts who can sit there at the cafe subtly nursing their baby with one arm! I just aim for a corner chair if I have to feed, or like a PP said, park the pram up! I also find a loose top pulled up (with singlet underneath if I want to hide my guts) is more subtle than trying to pull my big boob out of a feeding top. The loose top can kind of sit against DS's head and act like a shield and I can undo and redo bra under the top without having my big breasts on show to the world. Good luck OP, I've found its got easier and easier as my baby has got bigger too.

#17 Clever Clogs

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

Yes, definitely holding the breast, I still do this at 14 months.

For the first 8 weeks I only fed her at home. So I had plenty of time to practice before I had to try without a pillow, with clothes on etc.

As for knowing you make enough milk, this isn't an issue for 95% of women. As long as your baby is weeding heaps, not an issue. The more they feed, the more you make.

Good luck!

#18 HubbaBubbaMumma

Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:09 AM

I found the football hold by far the easiest way. PP's have given good advice in the cracked nipples too.

Good luck

#19 #tootired

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:08 AM

QUOTE
I am a 10GG and have found the easiest hold is where if I am feeding from the
left breast - I hold my breast with my left hand and the baby with my right.
Baby gets a good attachment and feeds really well. I also use a feeding pillow
so that I don't get tired arms holding in this position.




This. I'm a 14HH and this was the only way I could breastfeed comfortably.

It takes a bit of getting used to and a bit of manouvering to get it right. I actually held my left breast up with my left hand, put my right hand on the back of the babies head to get the attachment.  Sometimes if I had no pillow available, I could prop my left leg up across my right for extra support.

No nurse ever showed me this hold, I just stumbled across it myself. It gets easier as they get older and support their own head somewhat.

Good luck.

#20 Feral llama

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

Have you seen this? https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/co...rns–mum/large

Hopefully some f the tips there help out!
As for how do you know your baby is getting enough there is a list at the bottom of this page (can be printed out and stuck to the fridge/nappy change area) https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bf-info/co...ns–mum/supply


Don't forget to call the ABA helpline whenever you are worried

#21 Loz07

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:56 PM

Agree with a PP about loose tops being easier. I'm a G, and think the feeding tops are better suited to the slightly less endowed... Trying to squeeze enough boob out a small opening, while being discreet... Not easy.

Also if you're self conscious feeding in public, there are a lot of lovely parent's rooms around, or maybe invest in one of the feeding wrap thingos for the times when there's no other option

#22 !momo!

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

I'm a 12 H and i'm another who holds the breast with the hand on the side I'm feeding from and the baby with the other. If I want to feed one handed I still support my breast with one hand and cross my legs one over the other so the babies head is resting in the crook of my bent knee and have my foot resting on the other knee. Feeding crosslegged when sitting onthe ground also works well. In bed I feed lying down on my side.

I remember when I was in hospital with my first the midwife kept telling me to let go of my boob and hold DD with one hand. But everytime I tried it was so painful and she kept falling off, so I just did what worked for us.



#23 feralangel

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:46 PM

QUOTE (tibs @ 10/12/2012, 12:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Feed lying down when you can.  Do the rolled up towel under the boob thing if you have to sit up to feed.  I just used the regular hold, didn't do well with the football hold etc.  I sometimes have to pick up my boob to place the nipple in baby's mouth which I'm sure isn't something smaller breasted women have to do  biggrin.gif  Good luck with it OP!


I'm a 14G size and I do this too. Lansinoh is my BF.




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