How to Breastfeed: A Step-by-Step Guide with Photos | Fit Pregnancy

How to Breastfeed: A Step-by-Step Guide with Photos

We show you how to get it right

The Holds
 

1. Cradle
Position your baby on your forearm, her head in the crook of your arm. Support her bottom with your other hand. Pull her in close to you, belly to belly, with her ear, shoulder and hip in a straight line.

2. Football
While useful for all women, this position is particularly helpful for mothers who have had a Cesarean section. Place your baby on a pillow, tucked close to your side.

Rest your arm on the pillow to bring your baby's mouth up to your breast; support her head with your hand.

3. Side-Lying
This position is also helpful if you had a C-section or want to rest while nursing your baby. Lie on the side you will be breastfeeding on. Place your head on a pillow and draw your baby in close to you, using your arm to support her bottom. Use your other hand to bring your breast up to baby's mouth.


Breastfeeding Cradle Breastfeeding Football   Breastfeeding Side-lying

Cradle
 
Football
   

Side-Lying

Find more tips and articles about breastfeeding including buying that first nursing bra to deciding when to wean, click here.

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