Breastfeeding Positions for Newborns
- May 14, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
Before getting the hang of nursing and finding a good latch and so on, you’ll first need to experiment with a few different breastfeeding positions. There are so many different ways to hold a baby while nursing and you’ll have to try them all out to see which one works best for you. Keep watching for more breastfeeding tips!
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Here, I’ve shown you some recommended baby nursing positions according to the AAP. These include the football hold for breastfeeding (often recommended for moms of twins) and the breastfeeding cradle hold, which I personally find works the best for me. It’s good to remember to alter your hold and ease up pressure on your arms and upper and lower back. For more on how to breastfeed, check out the rest of my video!
How did you like to hold your baby when breastfeeding? Did you alternate between different nursing positions? Please comment below!