My wife just delivered last month, and we're having a hard time applying the technique. My question is not (yet) so much about the baby's posture as our own. The 8 Steps books have pictures about what NOT to do (e.g. page 14, Figure 15), but it doesn't offer much about what TO DO--specifically with regard to a newborn who cannot (yet) hold his body and neck upright (as in the picture on page 14, Figure F-14). We're having a heck of a time with our bent over backs and twisted necks. It seems that we cannot help but revert to earlier, unhealthy postures while trying to hold/carry the baby in a standing/walking posture and, particularly, while feeding and soothing the baby in a seated posture.
Does anybody have any tips? Or know about any images/articles online that really treat this issue? I've looked around and can't find much for specifically newborn issues. I'd love to be flooded with ideas. We're desperately uncomfortable!
Nick (and Katie and Baby Milo!) from Boston