I’ve been told football breastfeeding holds are a myth. I’ve been told that holding for more than a minute and then releasing is required. I’ve been told that holding for more than a minute, and then going back and forth between holding and letting my baby latch is required. I’ve been told that it has to be like holding your baby for a minute, then letting go, and then holding again.
Ive been told that it doesnt have to be like that. That I can hold for as long as I want, just like football holds. What Ive also been told is that it has to be like holding your baby for a minute, then letting him/her out, and then holding again for a minute and then letting them out etc.
Ive been told that theyre in the same boat and they have the same issues. My husband is an early adopter of this method and has had it with his son. He holds for a minute, then lets himher out. Then he holds for a minute, then lets himher out. Then he holds for a minute, then lets himher out again. And so on.
Yeah, that’s pretty funny. That’s the only thing I’ve heard about football holding.
The method is not new, of course. I’ve heard about it from other people before and I’ve always wondered how it’d work out. I haven’t heard much about football holding. Until two days ago, when a local football blogger wrote that he’d seen it done by two football moms and that the method was “very effective.
The method is a little different than what I imagined it would be. Basically, football moms hold the baby for a minute. The baby then is released and the mom drops the baby a few inches away. If you have a larger baby, then the mom will hold it for a minute and then let the baby out. If you have a smaller baby you will have the mom drop the baby several inches away.
A couple of weeks ago, the same blogger wrote about the same method, in a much different way. Instead of holding the baby for a minute the mom pushes the baby away, which seems like a little less effective. I found the video more interesting (and more heartbreaking) than the blogger’s video, which is really just a lot of mom talking to a lot of baby.
The method is less effective because the baby will start trying to get back to the breast. I’m not sure why that would be because I’m sure the baby doesn’t like the breast. The good news is that if you’re breastfeeding, you should probably stop. It’s just not worth it.
In my opinion, the method is not effective, and in fact, the video makes it look like the parent is pulling the baby away. I’m not sure why that would be, because the baby will most likely just suckle the breast (which is what the mom SHOULD be doing), but in any case the mother should stop. It’s totally not worth it.
I would probably start by getting help from a lactation consultant. I know there are many women in my age group who are breastfeeding but who need more help than just a lactation consultant. The breastfeeding hold is a natural, safe, and effective way to help a baby latch. Some of the first few weeks may be difficult, but your baby will love it. And you can always adjust as your little one grows.