Breast feeding seems like a simple thing but believe me it is not. Specially if you are a first time mom then breast feeding can really give you a tough time. But once you will get used to it, you & baby both will get a good time for mom-baby bonding. In this post I am sharing 4 breastfeeding positions.
The Cradle hold
In this position you should sit up in a chair and cradle your baby in your arm with his head comfortably resting in the crook of your elbow as he faces your breast. Do make sure that your baby’s head is aligned with the rest of his body, and not turned to the side. You can make things comfortable with a little extra support from a pillow laid across your lap.
The Side Lying hold
You can call it “Aalsi wali position”, In this position you have to lie on your side, and face your baby toward your breast, making sure he’s supported with one hand. Use the other hand to take your breast and touch the nipple to your baby’s lips. This position is more comfortable for women who have delivered baby through C section.
The foot ball hold
In this position with your elbow bent, hold your baby beside you, level with your waist. Then support your baby’s head with an open hand and face her toward your breast. Her back will rest on your forearm, just like you’re holding a football. You can support your breast with your other hand.
The cross cradle
In this position bring your baby across the front of your body, with her stomach touching yours. Then hold her body in the crook of your arm, opposite the breast you’re going to feed from. Use the right arm for the left breast and left arm for the right breast. Support her head with your open hand, and with the other, support your breast from the underside in a u-shaped hold.
So these are the position which you can adopt for breastfeeding your baby. I hope you find this post beneficial 🙂
Author: Manisha Chauhan