The debate between these feeding methods goes on…know the pros, cons and in-betweens as you prepare for your baby’s arrival
Cross cradle position: Hold your baby on your lap with a pillow for support. Create a ‘U’ hold with one hand around your breast and, with the other hand, cradle your baby’s neck. Be sure his mouth his wide open, and then push with the palm of your hand between his shoulders so that he latches on.
Cradle position: Cradle your baby across your lap so he’s lying resting on his side with his mouth at your nipple. Support your breast with a ‘C’ or ‘U’ hold and be sure to support your baby’s head with your forearm. Your baby’s head and bum should be level with each other.
Side-lying position: Both mum and baby lie on their sides facing each other with pillows for comfort and support. Cradle your baby in your arm and with his back along your forearm. He will get milk more easily if his hips, ear and shoulder are in a straight line.
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