What is the proper way to breastfeed when you are plus sized?

I am looking for recommendations on how to properly breastfeed a baby while being plus size/having large breasts. What’s the most comfortable position? How do I hold him without suffocating him with my boobs? My breast isn’t perky; they hang low. And my nipples are not that prominent; they are almost flat. I am looking for recommendations on how to properly breastfeed a baby while being plus size/having large breasts. What’s the most comfortable position? How do I hold him without suffocating him with my boobs? My breast isn’t perky; they hang low. And my nipples are not that prominent; they are almost flat

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A boppy pillow was a God send. I used one arm to position the baby, and one to hold my breast away from his face to prevent suffocation.

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Football hold, with the baby’s feet facing toward your back. Baby’s body resting on the arm of a chair or pillow helps.

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I always laid down to breast feed I loved it and it worked well

I’m sure small breasted but just an idea that might help is maybe use a bra and cut open to expose nipples and areola area to pick up and hold the boobs in place

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I can relate a little :sweat_smile: I nurse my little one​:breast_feeding: I use a nipple shield (my nipples are mostly flat too) & a boppy pillow

GET A BOPPY PILLOW 10/10​:star2: :joy:

Boppy pillow and football hold. Best way I found to do it

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I have 38H. So I can understand your frustration. Prop yourself up. Get comfy. Use pillows. Youre not gonna suffocate your baby. When I started I tried holding my breast back while he nursed to provide breathing. My LC said not to because it can effect the latch that their nose keeps the boob pressed out far enough for them to get air. My breasts were like twice the size of my babies heads when they were born. Remember bring the baby to your breast. Not your breast to your baby. For the sake of your back!

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I ended up sitting down almost laying on my back, I’d put the kids on my stomach and let them get comfy to feed. This was easier at night on the couch because when growth spurt hit they’d automatically head for the other one when the first was empty

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You need a nipple shield it helps them latch on when you have flat or inverted nipples. I don’t know about the rest tho, because I barely have boobs lmao :joy:

Football hold or a boppy pillow

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I used a boppy pillow and the foot ball hold. I’m not plus sized but I had gigantic boobs it’s generally the best position for that and flat nipples. I wrapped the boppy around my waist and laid the baby on my right side with my hand under his head. Exactly like this pic I just found. Try this!

The easiest for me was laying down on my side and having her lay on her side. The hardest was the football hold. I’m why, but she’s absolutely refused I latch on when I held her that way… I’m not very large breasted (c cup), but they are just like you described.

A nipple shield helped me at first (H cups) I would hold my breast the the V hold and have the baby laying across me in a cradle hold. Seek help from the most experienced lactation consultant you can find. Someone whose been doing it forever.

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I agree with everything that has been said, tip for clothing comfort wise for in public/with company, I used to wear a tight vest top/strappy top underneath a nice baggy top so that I could pull the vest top down to uncover my breast and pull the baggy top up, it meant none of my body was on show (I didn’t like the idea of people being a letter to see any of my belly) and nobody ever knew I was feeding my girls until I started to burp them xxx

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hold the baby like a football comfy safe and easy

If you put a fitted tube top/crop boon tube over your bra, and pull it up when you are feeding it covers the top of your boobs, and also lifts them, then you can cradle hold. Feeding pillows and wire top nursing covers are a god send too… not that you need to cover, just sometimes if you have big boobs it’s so hard to be discreet and can be stressful when you first start out feeding!

a boppy appelo anything that can prop you up a little bit my favorite to be honest is laying down on my side and I’m just letting the baby nurse that way

Bobby or a pillow***

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Football hold worked great for me

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