Breastfeeding Positions: Which One Is Right For You?
Breastfeeding is an incredibly special time for mothers and their babies. Kim Jansen speaks to renowned lactation specialist Linda Britz about all things concerning breastfeeding positions.
When it comes to breastfeeding positions, Linda immediately clarifies that “there is no single correct position, as the breast is round.” She cautions mums to bear in mind that whatever position you choose to hold baby in, it is important to ensure that the latch is correct and that baby is swallowing well.
There are a number of different breastfeeding positions. Some are easier than others, with mums needing to adjust to many of them. A significant defining factor of the “correct” position is your comfort. If mum is comfortable, this will help to ensure successful breastfeeding. Thereafter, baby must be comfortable.