Alright, this may sound kind of dumb, like I am overthinking this....but I have some basic questions regarding furniture choice and bf'ing, and I thought this was the best place to ask. I haven't had a baby yet...ever...though I've had two miscarriages, and we'd like to try again moderately soon. Honestly, I know nothing about breastfeeding, and have rarely watched a woman do it in a home setting, as none of my friends here in CA have babies! I am clueless!
Anyways, hubby and I are shopping for a new living room couch. I have had "baby on the brain" and so have been even thinking while looking at couches, which ones would be baby friendly. Right now, the ones we have are way too broken in, and that slouchy-ness hurts my back, (I have health issues and so do spend a bit of time daily on the couch), so we are looking for very firm cushions that won't break in much.
Just today I have done a little reasearch....I do know what a glider is, and I've read today that some babies like them, some don't, but that some women end up doing at least SOME breastfeeding on the couch......so I'd like to be prepared for that???? There is even a small chance that we won't buy a glider, if we don't leave our 1 bedroom apartment.
So I was left wondering...when you bf on the couch, do your feet touch the ground, or do you keep them elevated?
I generally sit on the couch by leaning on the side arm, with my legs kind of tucked under me, opposite of whichever side I'm leaning....I am assuming you can't breastfeed like that? Or does anyone?
So I have two questions, really, about the couch.....first, if I have to sit "facing forward" while bf'ing, with feet touching the ground, I'm assuming you don't want a couch that is really deep, because you'd have to stack a ton of pillows for your back???? (because we wanted a deep couch so we could lay and "spoon", but maybe it's a bad idea if I want back support and feet touching ground!)
And second question about the couch.....we were looking at a really modern one with very low arms, so if you are supposed to have your feet up.....I guess I couldn't sit sideways with feet up and back to armrest, because the arms wouldn't be high enough! (unless we add on one of those chaise attachments that allows you to put feet up and face forwards)
So I am thinking both of those qualities could be a downside when bf'ing. I just don't want to buy a couch that is a bf'ing nightmare. Can anyone make this more clear for me, and tell me how one would generally sit while bf'ing on the couch??? I am very short, so my feet don't touch the ground on couches unless they are the modern kind that sit low. Also, if one keeps their feet up, would one of the chaises that faces forwards help???