It can be helpful to have a guide when remembering what breastfeeding positions work best for you and your baby. In this video, lactation consultant Carrie …
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– So one is called the football hold,
and the football hold is great
for a mom who's had a C-section
or has very large breasts.
So you're gonna take your right hand
and go behind her head,
thumb on one ear,
your index finger on the other ear,
and you're gonna hold your
breast with your left hand
and kind of lift your breast up
so that your nipple is level with her nose
and just rub her lip,
and as soon as she opens up,
you just bring her right in.
Just like that, okay?
Make sure she's on deep,
and it shouldn't hurt.
And the cross cradle hold is good
because you have a lot of
head control for the baby,
'cause babies don't have
a lot of head control
in the beginning.
So you're gonna take your left hand,
and you're gonna hold your breast,
and you're gonna put her
nose level with your nipple
and rub her upper lip and her nose,
and as soon as she opens up,
you just bring her right in.
And then you can take this
hand if you want and relax it
or you can keep your hand
there and compress your breast
to get her a little more milk.
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