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Breastfeeding positions

It is important to get yourself and your baby in a position that makes it easy to breastfeed. There are 4 common breastfeeding positions for mothers to use (shown below).

Your baby shuld be in a position that allows for a good latch and easy swallowing.

From Breastfeeding Matters, Best Start


  1. Support your back
  2. Be comfortable
  3. Bring the baby to the level of your breast with your arms and your arms with pillows
  4. Baby's body should be quite straight
  5. Baby's head should be slightly tilted back