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post #1 of 28
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I was just wondering if you had any tips for the australian side lying position. I found this picture on your website: http://www.karengromada.com/images/...lying_combo.jpg and I think I figured out how to do it, but it is kind of awkward. My babies are only 2 weeks old and my breasts kind of smother their noses in this position. So I have to keep my fingers in place so they are able to breath. Is this just because my babies are still so small or could I be doing it wrong? It works in a pinch when they both need to nurse at night and I don't have the energy to get everyone all propped up on the nursing pillow, but it is not quite as easy as the picture makes it look. Thanks for any tips!
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post #2 of 28
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nak..
ok last night was much easier. i put pillow under the top baby's head and that helped a lot. i think we are getting the hang of it.
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by nancymom
I was just wondering if you had any tips for the australian side lying position. I found this picture on your website: http://www.karengromada.com/images/...lying_combo.jpg and I think I figured out how to do it, but it is kind of awkward. My babies are only 2 weeks old and my breasts kind of smother their noses in this position. So I have to keep my fingers in place so they are able to breath. Is this just because my babies are still so small or could I be doing it wrong? It works in a pinch when they both need to nurse at night and I don't have the energy to get everyone all propped up on the nursing pillow, but it is not quite as easy as the picture makes it look. Thanks for any tips!
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If you're able to BF both at once in bed at only 2 weeks, you're all doing pretty dang well! You can teach us! (How about getting a photo for posting on my web site so others can learn from you and your babies? Please?)

Karen
post #4 of 28
Wow, you are doing AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you swaddle them tight, then you can stack them and nurse. Really, they won't mind, just lay one baby right on top of the other one. I needed to prop myself up on an elbow and hold the top babe in place, but it worked until they got too wiggly. Then I just layed onto my back slighty and laid the top baby on top of my stomach, instead of his brother.
post #5 of 28
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Sure, Karen, I can have my husband take a picture today. My babies don't really liked to be swaddled but I guess I can give it another try. I did the stacking thing at first until I found this other side lying position and this new one works better for us.
post #6 of 28
We'd all love to see that too. Can you post the pics here or link us to them?
Youseem to be doing great! I hope I can get the nack soon too!

namaste
post #7 of 28
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pics

Here are several pictures of the twins nursing. I added one of them in the sling, too.
post #8 of 28


Wow, all three of you are gorgeous! If you're willing to share any/all, including the sling photo, with other MOT/MOM via my web site photo page, please send as attachments to a personal email: kgromada[at sign]fuse.net

That goes for anyone else with photos to share with other MOT/MOMs. Thanks.

Karen
post #9 of 28
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Thank you! Sure, I can email them to you and you are free to use them on your site.
post #10 of 28
Nancymom, you are a nursing genius . . . I don't think I could nurse side-lying or laying down till mine were much older (partly b/c of c-section pain, but still . . . ) And mine never when for the stacking thing (until they were old enough to crawl on eachother by themselves)

Congrats - you're doing great!
post #11 of 28
Wow Nancy! I can not beleive how good you are at that, you were meant to nurse twins! I can not even get mine to nurse together during the day, much less at night. They hit eachother and get mad and are on and off and never just settle down and nurse.

Karen - I have a couple pics I might send you if I can get it together also.
post #12 of 28
Those are wonderful pics! You're good!
Thank you for posting them.
What kind of sling are you wearing? It seems to stretch enough for 2 to fit.

namaste
post #13 of 28
Wow, great picts!!
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
It is a Sling Set. www.slingset.com
post #15 of 28
I think that link is wrong. I tried to find the right one but couldn't.
post #16 of 28
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Ooops!! Here it is: www.theslingset.com
post #17 of 28
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I thought I would add another very important picture!
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by nancymom
I thought I would add another very important picture!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ndemnak3wk.jpg
wow you can tandem nak thats sooooooo cool!
danielle
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by nancymom
I thought I would add another very important picture!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ndemnak3wk.jpg



Wow, the ultimate in multi-tasking! Now if we could only convince a rocker-recliner company to manufacture said chair with a built-in commode...

KKG
post #20 of 28
Nancy - your pictures made me all teary & excited! I can't wait to meet my twins. Thanks so much for sharing those pics. They really help.
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