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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 comfortable 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.
  • Tuck your baby close tummy-to-mommy, and preferably skin-to-skin.
  • Baby’s ear, shoulder and hip should be in a straight line.
  • Before latching, 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 quickly to your breast when their mouth is wide open.
  • Support your arms to keep 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, skin-to-skin and then try again when baby is calm.

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