Breastfeeding Position of the Month: Side-Lying

EXHAUSTED.

The first couple of weeks home with baby are pretty much encompassed by this word. Well, what if we take something you are doing for half the day and make it a little less exhausting. Lie down sister and let that little one latch on while you rest your eyes.

This position is great for mommas who are recovering from a C-section, for those with sore bottoms (from a variety of reasons I’m sure we’ll discuss in the future), and it’s just plain great for any mom who wants to take the opportunity to lay down and relax while breastfeeding.

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You can have baby feed from the bottom breast, or for the bustier ladies out there, the top. You get a great view of your little one and their latch in this position so pay attention to how things are feeling and adjust as you need to if you feel pinching or soreness.  This position may take some practice to get the latch right; make sure baby’s mouth is in line with your nipple and that they are positioned with their tummy to yours.  As with any position, make sure you are comfortable. Use pillows behind your back, between your legs, and/or under your head if needed. Once you’re comfortable and done watching your adorable little one eat to their hearts content, close your eyes and take a load off.

And remember mommas, the nurses are here to support you and your breastfeeding goals. Be sure to comment your questions and we will get back to you.

DISCLAIMER
Please be aware that this information provided is intended solely for general informational and educational purposes and is not intended to be substituted for professional medical advice. Always see the advice of your physician or medical provider for any questions you may have regarding your or your baby’s medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have received from this website or blog.
*photo credit: http://www.pnmag.com
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