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March 25th, 2014, 10:49 AM
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Do you use a nursing pillow?
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March 25th, 2014, 05:38 PM
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not anymore, but I do when they're newbornsFavorite nursing position is probably side laying, especially with how squirmy he can be now.

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March 25th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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I don't use a nursing pillow. I planned to use my pregnancy pillow and them just didn't bother.

Normally, she nursed sprawled out on her back on my lap (her choice). sometimes she'll lie curled up on her side instead.

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March 26th, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Nope. But I'll probably use on my second.
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March 26th, 2014, 02:36 PM
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I used a Boppy with my son, and it was a life saver for me while I recovered from my c/s. Since I'm having another c/s I'll be using it again. Although side lying was by far my preferred position back then when I wasn't using the pillow.
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September 13th, 2014, 11:20 AM
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I nurse laying down on my side with my bottom arm under my baby's neck and my top arm cuddling him. His mouth latches on right away to my top breast and we both are so relaxed we fall right to sleep this way. My boy turns one in less than a month. We started nursing this way when he was about 1.5-2 months old. I cannot recommend this enough! Co-sleeping has let us all sleep beautifully since he was very little...I've actually never experienced one of those (up all) nights that every single person warns you about before having a baby. We've NEVER had to be up all night doing this and I'm a much better mom due to being able to sleep well.

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September 18th, 2014, 12:10 PM
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I never used a nursing pillow just my boppy. When he was a newborn I used the football hold, he was a preemie and this helped keep his nose uncovered so that I felt like he could breathe. Now we do the normal cradle hold and side (laying down) at night when he needs to eat.
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October 10th, 2014, 12:36 PM
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I always use a boppie because my LO refuses to nurse any other way then if I am sitting Indian style with him on the boppie. I wish we could side lay and nurse as he still gets up 6 + times a night. He has to be able to "see" whats going on even if there is nothing.

It is cute now that he is 20 months when he wants to nurse he tells me "nurse" and then brings me his boppie.
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October 17th, 2014, 02:12 AM
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Side lying is my and DS favorite position. It's so cuddly and he always gives me the cutest smiles and laughs in this position. I do use a boppy when I don't feel like lying down but sometimes DS doesn't like it. It did help alot during the first couple months before I mastered the side-lying position.

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January 26th, 2015, 08:22 AM
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I used boppy and I hated it. I felt I had to stack other pillows under it. I think I will probably nurse lying down at night with my new baby.
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February 6th, 2015, 09:47 AM
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I tried using my boppy pillowcase I hated it. I love side laying nursing, especially at nite time.
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February 16th, 2015, 01:11 PM
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I don't use a pillow. I don't mind side-lying, but I would prefer to be up doing something. At this age-23mo, I prefer to sit on the couch with my legs folded. I make it so the higher knee is on the side I'm nursing on. Younger when they nurse more frequently I prefer upright in a carrier so I can do what I need to do around the house or out and about.
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April 11th, 2015, 01:09 AM
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I never use a pillow.I love side laying nursing, especially at night time.
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April 13th, 2015, 06:19 AM
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Yes, football hold when they are little
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