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Breastfeeding

Positions

There are many positions you can use to breastfeed your baby. Choose positions that feel most comfortable for you. Your baby should be in a position that allows for a deep latch and easy swallowing.

Here are some general tips for positioning you and your baby:

  • Have your back well supported.
  • Make sure you are in a comfortable position.
  • Hold baby close to your skin (remove clothing that gets in the way).
  • Baby’s ear, shoulder and hip should be in a straight line.
  • Help your baby get into a position so their nose is at the level of your nipple.
  • Your baby’s head should be tilted back slightly.
  • Bring baby to your breast when their mouth is wide open.
  • Tuck your baby’s body in close to your body.
  • Do not force your baby onto the breast. If fussy, calm your baby by holding them upright and then try again.
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