Biological nurturing

(7 Posts)
BatCave Wed 07-Nov-12 21:02:00

Been really struggling with a fast forceful letdown and a fussy baby at the breast, bobbing on and off not latching well and generally being fed up and stressed out.

Spoke to a bf counsellor today and she suggested biological nurturing position may help, although she didn't have time today to go through it much so I had a google and found a little (not a lot) of info. Tried it this evening and his latch seemed much improved and we had a fairly settled feed, although we we both a bit unsure about positions etc!

Just wondering if anyone has had much joy with BN. How do you cope when out and about and any tips or links to info. I just sort of plopped him on my chest, laid back and let him latch himself but it was a bit trial and error to get comfy. He is 5 weeks old.

ZuleikaD Thu 08-Nov-12 18:27:16

You may find that as the demand/supply equation levels out and he gets better at coping with your let-down then you will be able to BF in a more usual position, albeit still a bit more reclined than usual.

Gwlondon Fri 09-Nov-12 22:27:42

I did biological nuturing position at home and cradle hold when out and about. There is a book on biological nurturing. It is thin, it only covers biological nuturing so it is not a general breast feeding book.

TheNameisNOTZiggy Sun 11-Nov-12 23:39:41

Hi. I did bn at home in the early days and modified it when out n about. V much trial & error at the start.
However I can report that once pfb was able to hold his head up I would also bn out n about - with me either slightly reclined or sitting up straight. I do this by having him face me, straddling my leg and then letting him feed from there. As he has got longer I have just slid him down my leg a bit. I can eat lunch in a restaurant like this and it is fairly discrete (with the right top anyway!)
Good luck.

BatCave Wed 14-Nov-12 10:07:49

Thank you for your replies. It seems to be going ok so far and I have actually recommended it to others. Wish I'd known this trick with my first.

Good to hear that about out and about nursing when they can hold their heads, that's encouraging.

lizzytee Thu 15-Nov-12 12:58:33

'Biological Nurturing' is the term coined by the midwife who has written a lot of the research on the subject and I think it is trademarked so if you search you only tend to get her material, which is excellently researched but not that userfriendly. Try looking for "laid-back feeding" on the La Leche and NCT sites : Nancy Mohrbachers book (also e-book) Breastfeeding Made Simple is good on this too.

BatCave Tue 20-Nov-12 10:11:30

That's really helpful Lizzy thank you! I will see if I can find that book.

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