One of the most surprising things about becoming a mother is that breastfeeding can be hard! 😂😂😂
When you have your first baby and breastfeeding is new to you. But don’t worry, learn about the different breastfeeding positions so you can use it as a guideline for the first couple weeks until you find a position that works best for you and your baby. 💪💪💪
If you have not been found the ones that are the most comfortable and work the best for you and your baby, you should try these 8 types of breastfeeding positions 👇👇👇:
🐾 #1. Cross-cradle breastfeeding position
A very similar position to the cradle. They say cross cradle is best used for premature and small babies. The cross-cradle position allows you to have more control over how your baby latches on.
🐾 #2. Football breastfeeding position
This is another position that works well for C-Section moms or moms who have larger breasts.
Use the palm of your hand on that same arm to support his or her neck, and nestle your baby’s side closely against your side. Your baby’s feet and legs should be tucked under your arm. Then lift your baby to your breast.
🐾 #3. Inverted side-lying breastfeeding position
The most babies love this position.
🐾 #4. Side-lying cradle breastfeeding position
This position is great for night feeds.
🐾 #5. Cradle breastfeeding position
The cradle breastfeeding position is one of the most popular positions. It works great with a breastfeeding pillow and a feeding chair. This positioning gives your baby space for a deeper latch, which is more effective.
Baby should be on his or her side with knees and body as close as possible to you. Baby’s belly should be facing your chest and Baby’s head should not be able to turn away. The head should be on top the same forearm as the breast you are feeding from, and not stuck in the crook of the arm.
🐾 #6. Back-lying breastfeeding position
This position is comfortable for mom and baby especially after a C-Section.
🐾 #7. Australian hold breastfeeding position
This works well with toddlers.
🐾 #8. Side-lying cradle breastfeeding position
This is also a great breastfeeding position to try!
Wish you find the right position! 😉😉😉