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Guide to breastfeeding positions

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SUMMARY

From cradling your baby or tucking them under your arm, to lying on your side, it's important to find a breastfeeding position that suits you both. If you feel uncomfortable, reposition your baby at any time. This can help reduce any pain from engorged breasts, and help you make a success of feeding.

When it comes to breastfeeding, finding a position that's comfortable for you and your baby can make a real difference. Watch this short step-by-step guide from Aptaclub, showing three of the best breastfeeding positions you can try.

Next Steps

Ways to enhance your breastfeeding experience:

  • Support your back and neck with cushions
  • Ensure your baby is properly latched on, this can ease nipple soreness
  • Try the cradle, rugby ball, and lying down positions

Last reviewed: 28th July 2014
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