Health & Safety

Watch Your Back!

Breastfeeding can be difficult for your back if you don’t hold your baby or body correctly.  Always bring the baby to you — don’t lean forward and bring your BREAST to the baby!  Bring BABY to breast.  Baby should have a wide-open mouth, not a narrow gape.  Wait for the “gape” and then bring baby in on to the breast, latching deeply and keeping your fingers away — if you see a space between your baby’s nose and your breast, baby isn’t on deep enough.  Don’t worry — they can breathe!  Favorite positions for comfort are side-lying (although I don’t recommend use of a pillow under the baby) and laid back position.  Other suggestions can be found here.

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