How long did it take you and your baby to master side lying nursing? With my first it was perfect, and guaranteed to get her to sleep. With this baby....well, it's not working out as well as I would like.
How long did it take you and your baby?
For us it took much longer than everyone seemed to promise. I have quite large breasts to begin with and was promised that side-lying would be the ideal position for me & my little guy.
It's been great for a while now, but I'd say it was difficult until after two months (he's now almost 6 months).
Judging by your emoti-family it looks like your daughter is way beyond the two month range. Good luck!
Yeah, we had tongue tie and lip tie issues to deal with. She got both clipped at one month, but the clicking and air swallowing continued for a while as she relearned nursing....and side lying nursing meant lots of burping and spitting up, so we held off on messing with it for a while.
She is now 6 months, almost 7, and we can do it, but it is not her preferred way of nursing. I miss being able to lie down and nurse at night!!!
Mostly I was just generally interested in how long it takes folks, on average, to really get it mastered. :)
My first DD wasn't able to do it until around 6 weeks, and it was frustrating to me because everyone I knew could do it younger! We were probably not very good at it until well past 2 months.
My second DD mastered it within a few hours after birth. I was shocked! And elated! I don't know if it's related, but she passes all the milestones early. Just turned 2 and she's off the charts in both physical & language & cognitive development. And she's a holy terror.
With my first it took about 2 months to get really comfortable. I recall beginning to try at about 2 weeks. With my second I was nursing him lying down within hours. Now, at this point with him (& beginning at about 4 months old), I can only nurse him lying down. In the dark. With a fan on for white noise. So distractable! No complaints though, I much prefer this position. So much easier on the back, & relaxing.