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#1 of 5 Old 09-16-2006, 10:44 PM - Thread Starter
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: Around the time my dd turned 2 months old she began preferring to nurse laying down. I continued to offer the breast sitting up but she will just fast if she can't nurse laying down. It has been 8 months of this and she is not interested in solids, so we are having to come home to nurse every 2 hours or I endure her fussiness. I am so frustrated. Often time she won't even nurse laying down at a friend's house--it HAS TO BE IN HER OWN BED!! I have talked with the folks at local La Leche League meetings, friends, her ped, took her to a homeopath. i am at my wits end. She doesn't take a bottle. other mamas have told me that it's a phase that passes but that doesn't seem to be the case. I have tried several different nursing positions. The only one that works is strapping her into her car seat-sometimesAny ideas? What can I try?
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My daughter was much like this. I never did figure out a way to encourage her to change. She still prefers lying down, but will sometimes nurse sitting on me : style. We don't nurse as often anymore so I guess it just stopped bothering me. She also didn't start getting into solids until 13 or 14 mo so I was going a little crazy there for a while. I wish I had some advice to offer, but I just wanted to let you know you're not the only one!
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CST! Some kids have minor stuctural problems that make it uncomfortable to nurse in certain positions. Craniosacral therapy can really make a difference. You can find a PT or chiro who does it and it should be covered by insurance.
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Try a chiropractic adjustment, he may be uncomfortable in the other positions.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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