Po­si­tions to help with milk pro­duc­tion, mas­ti­tis and comfort

Try these six main holds and see which is best for you and your baby

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There is no right or wrong breastfeeding po­si­tion, only ones that work best for you. Ev­ery­one’s a dif­fer­ent shape and ba­bies have feed­ing pref­er­ences too, so ex­per­i­ment. You may find one po­si­tion works well for day­time feeds, but an­other is bet­ter for night-time. It’s worth hav­ing a range of tried-and-tested po­si­tions to help with any short-term prob­lems that af­fect feed­ing, such as teething or sore nip­ples. And bear in mind that whichever holds may suit you and your baby right now, oth­ers might be more com­fort­able as he grows. All these po­si­tions can be used by all mums and ba­bies. Just make sure you’re com­fort­able be­fore you start, as you may be in this po­si­tion for some time!

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