There are four notable creative breastfeeding positions that you can fully adopt depending on what works for you and your baby.
This is also called laid-back breastfeeding. It starts by finding a couch or bed where you can comfortably lean back where your head and shoulders are very well supported. Place the baby’s whole front against you. This should not be a problem since you are leaning back and your baby can rest on your torso and thighs. Have the baby’s cheek rest on your bare breast.
From the word itself, the baby should be resting comfortably in your forearm as if cradling. The mouth should be covering at least half inch of the areola. The child’s ear, shoulder and hips should be aligned. Do not forget to use pillows to support the elbows and to bring the child up to the nipple’s height. Now you can support your breast using the C or U hold.
It is said that this position is ideal for early breastfeeding. The mother should hold the baby in such a way that they are tummy-to-tummy. If the baby will suckle the right breast, hold the child using the left forearm and cup the right breast (U hold) using the right hand. Make sure to cradle the baby close to the breast.
Ideal for Cesarean delivery as the baby is away from the mother’s incision. With the elbow bent, hold the baby so the child’s back rests on the forearm. The free hand will cup the breast (C hold) towards the baby’s mouth.
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