If you and your baby are comfortable during breastfeeding, it will be a better experience for both of you.
This is a good position to start with. It provides good visibility for you to see if the baby has latched on, and it can easily be transitioned to the cradle hold. It offers good support of both baby’s head and your breast and is excellent for a baby with weak muscles.
This is the traditional breastfeeding position. It is great for cuddling and bonding, but it may be more difficult in the first few days after delivery. You might want to transition into this hold after you master the cross cradle hold.
This hold may be good if your baby is small or sleepy or you had a c-section, have difficulty sitting up straight or have large breasts or flat nipples.
This position is good if you're unable to sit upright for medical or comfort reasons or if your baby is sleepy or roots frantically.
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