Breastfeeding Basics: Breastfeeding Positions

Breastfeeding is a natural act, but like every other skill or natural act it needs to be practiced in order to have the best experience. Breastfeeding optimally involves getting a good latch and good positioning.  The common position most women are familiar with is the cradle hold, however, there are different positions to try to ensure optimal breastfeeding, they include:

Cradle Hold Position

This position is the most popular. Mother sits comfortably in upright position using good body alignment. Use pillows for support( body pillows, or standard bed pillows). Lap pillow should help bring the baby up to breast level Continue reading “Breastfeeding Basics: Breastfeeding Positions”

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