Different Positions of Breast-Feeding
Breast-feeding is a very natural process. The mother's and baby's bodies are naturally suited for each other's needs. But, to identify and help the mothers to feed their babies properly, certain positions are explained here:
Cradle position: Place baby's head in the crook of your arm. Support your baby's back and bottom with your arm and hand. Your baby will be lying sideways facing you. Your breast should be right in front of your baby's face.
Football position: Tuck your baby under your arm like a football with his or her head resting on your hand.
Support your baby's body with your forearm. This may be a good position if you're recovering from a cesarean section.
Lying down position: In this position lie on your side with your baby facing you. You can use pillows to prop up your head and shoulders. This is also a good position if you're recovering from a cesarean section or episiotomies.
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