Can't feed when we are out?

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  1. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to be able feed little man when we are out, although not because you might think...

    I couldn't care less about who's looking or whatever, I think I have every right to feed my baby wherever I like but can't seem to get the positioning right! I can feed easily when I'm lounged out on the sofa/bed or if I'm in my nursing chair, but if in sat upright in a standard chair I cant seem to get him in the right position.

    I've tried 3 times now & every time just ended uo giving him a bottle of ebm.

    I think ive made a rod for my own back really because whenever I feed him at home I have my legs up kind of supporting my arm, so I think this is why!

    Any tips?

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    It can be tricky, i tend to look for a chair with arms so its easier otherwise my arms starts going numb from his weight. Maybe practice at home?

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  3. SaraLouise

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    Ah that's a good idea! Might try sitting on the dining room chair for the next feed x

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    Take a small pillow when you go out so you can use it to help support your arm, it does take some practice but you will find a way that works xx
     
  5. l_maclean

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    It just takes practice. I was the same. Can u gradually try getting used to sitting more upright when at home so its not as big a shift.
     
  6. SaraLouise

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    Well I had to take him to the doctors this morning, and he decided in the waiting room he was hungry & I actually managed to get him on! I had to roll up a towel I keep in the changing bag & tuck it under my arm but at least we managed it!

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    A bulky padded changing bag on your lap maybe just as a bit of added support for your arms?
     
  8. giz

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    Just practice. I was the opposite. I preferred feeding in a dining chair as upright as possible. But was gutted when I could lounge on the sofa, or feed lying down. But eventually I could. Eventually you'll find you can do it anyway possible.

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    baby giz born 6th Feb 2011
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