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  1. 1. Breastfeeding Positions
  2. 2. Positions <ul><li>Cradle Hold </li></ul><ul><li>The baby’s lower arm is tucked around the mother’s side. Not between the baby’s chest and the mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Take care that the baby’s head is not too far into the crook of the mother’s arm that the breast is pulled to one side making it difficult to stay attached. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Positions <ul><li>Cross Cradle </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for small or ill baby. Mother has good control of baby’s head and body, so may be useful when learning to breastfeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Take care that the baby’s head is not held too tightly preventing movement. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Positions <ul><li>Side Lying </li></ul><ul><li>Helps a mother to rest. Comfortable after a caesarean section. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Positions <ul><li>Clutch / Football </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for twins. Gives the mother a good view of the attachment. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Positions <ul><li>Saddle Hold </li></ul><ul><li>Easily nurse babies who are sitting up. It also works well if your baby has a runny nose or a sore ear. </li></ul>