Advice on breastfeeding in glider chair

(6 Posts)
Daffodilly Mon 11-Mar-13 21:51:37

Can you try her more sitting up on your lap, rather than lying horizontally?

EastBeast Mon 11-Mar-13 21:08:20

Thanks for the advice! Peachsmuggler, I did try using a normal pillow to support DD and that worked better, though I still feel as though she is balancing on her hip on the other armrest, slightly precarious... Sure it'll get easier with practice though, and she soon settled down to chomping without being too bothered. Cheers!

Pinkponiesrock Tue 05-Mar-13 21:04:36

I have the same issue with our glider chair, I've solved it by covering it in clothes and feeding in bed with my millions of cushions! Sorry not very helpful but I'm glad it's not just me who bought a v expensive chair that is less than useless!

Am feeding 15 month old DD2 on glider right now! I use a normal pillow across my lap and the arm rest which keeps her horizontal. It also means I am not leaning down/over to feed her which is better for my back. Give it a go! smile

Have her legs dangling over the other arm rest arm rest, and tuck her close into your body, the legs hugging round toward your back iyswim? It's not too hard when you get the hang of it. My dd currently likes to use her feet on the opposite rest to push herself off, nipple attached. hmm 9 weeks old and bad habits already ;)

EastBeast Mon 04-Mar-13 22:40:12

I bought a Sereno glider chair and foot stool while pregnant and put it in our nursery. I haven't used it until now as DD's been sleeping in our room and I've fed her sitting upright in bed with a C-shaped widgey cushion. Now she's nearly 6 months old we're going to move her next door into the nursery and she's still doing a couple of night feeds, so I'm planning on using the glider chair for her evening and night feeds from now on.

But I tried feeding in it the other day and it feels really awkward. The armrests are quite high and also close together, so there's obviously no space for the widgey cushion as well. That's fine, I'll just use the cushion for daytime feeds downstairs. I think the chair's armrest height is fine for supporting my arm which is under DD's head. But I'm used to her lying horizontally across my body and there's simply no space for her legs to go, as the other armrest is in the way, and there's padding all the way under the armrest too so her legs can't poke through under it either. Even if she slopes down diagonally across my body then there's nowhere for her legs to go. What do other people do? I've heard people raving about how useful glider chairs are up to beyond 1 year old, but I just can't see how my 6 month old girl will squash into it comfortably. Thank you for any thoughts!

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