Positions to help with milk production, mastitis and comfort
Try these six main holds and see which is best for you and your baby
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!