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Breastfeeding Techniques That Work: 1. Cradle Hold: It is a natural and most comfortable position for older babies who can handle their head better. Cradle 2. Cross Cradle Hold:

This is the common breastfeeding position that is also known as crossover hold. It offers a great 3. Football. Breastfeeding Positions Sitting Positions The Cradle Hold Hold the baby horizontally facing the mother. — When nursing from the right breast, use the right arm to hold the baby.

Let the baby’s head rest on the forearm, while supporting his back with the same forearm, & holding his bottom with the hand. The cradle hold This classic breastfeeding position requires you to cradle your baby’s head in the crook of your arm. Sit in a chair with supportive armrests or on a bed with lots of pillows. Rest your feet on a stool or another raised surface to avoid leaning forward toward your baby. Switch Nursing Older Posts.

Breastfeeding Support will email you a regular newsletter with our latest news and articles. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected] It might take a bit of practice to master the technique, but part of the fun of nursing is learning how–and learning together. (Originally from Bountiful Fruits) Here’s also a quick video on the technique. (Article assumes child breastfeeding; for adult breastfeeding similar principles apply). Switch nursing will encourage a baby to suck more vigorously for a longer period of time so that he gets more of the creamier, high-fat hindmilk. In switch nursing, you let the baby feed on the first breast until the intensity of his suck and swallow diminishes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth — and breast-feeding in combination with solids foods until at least age 1. switch nursing Too Much Milk and Oversupply While it’s good to have plenty of milk, it can be a real problem if you produce much more milk than your baby needs. Your baby may seem to be thriving, gaining as much as 400g (14oz) in a week; but he may also be unhappy or uncomfortable. Switch sides 3 or more times during each feeding, every time that baby falls asleep, switches to “comfort” sucking, or loses interest.

Use each side at least twice per feeding. Use breast compression to keep baby feeding longer. The baby gets tons of health benefits of breastfeeding, such as active mental development, normal digestion, strengthen immunity, prevention of pneumonia, diabetes, obesity, allergies, atherosclerosis, diarrhea, and many other dangerous diseases.

Woman’s milk is.

List of related literature:

To maintain a similar routine for both babies, simply offer the breast to the second baby, waking her if necessary, after nursing the first.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning” by Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion, 7th Edition, with New Illustrations: The Breastfeeding Book Mothers Trust, from Pregnancy Through Weaning
by Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2017

Tips for making this process easier on both of you are included in this section, along with a look at how a nursing mom’s body may change during and after weaning.

“Your Baby's First Year For Dummies” by James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen
from Your Baby’s First Year For Dummies
by James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen
Wiley, 2011

Should your baby refuse to nurse as often as every two hours or resist switching back and forth, you might consider expressing or pumping milk after each nursing to stimulate an increase in milk production.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion” by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion
by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2005

v. After the parent is past the initial learning curve, breastfeeding is easier than alternative methods.

“Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care” by Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC),, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Judith Lauwers, Rebecca Mannel
from Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care
by Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee (LEAARC),, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018

Using a supplemental nursing system (SNS), such as the Medela Supplemental Nursing System or the Lact-Aid Nursing Trainer System, may make your transition from breast and bottle to breast alone a lot smoother.

“What to Expect the First Year” by Heidi Murkoff
from What to Expect the First Year
by Heidi Murkoff
Workman Publishing Company, 2014

Reverse Pressure Softening (RPS), a simple technique developed by Jean Cotterman, RNC, IBCLC, is a way to temporarily soften the areola (pigmented area around the nipple), making latching and milk removal easier by moving some swelling slightly backward and upward into the breast.

“Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers” by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
New Harbinger Publications, 2010

There is a unique book we recommend that thoroughly explores the benefits of longerterm breastfeeding and includes two chapters on nudging the weaning process along a bit: Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, by Norma Jane Bumgarner (La Leche League, 2000).

“The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two” by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, James Sears
from The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
by William Sears, Martha Sears, et. al.
Little, Brown, 2008

Omitting one breastfeeding session a day and waiting several days or a week before omitting another will allow the mother and the infant to adjust to the change more easily.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

On the other hand, if you feel it is time to wean (a clue is that you chronically resent continued breastfeeding), you can take the initiative.

“The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two” by Martha Sears, James Sears, William Sears, Robert W. Sears
from The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two
by Martha Sears, James Sears, et. al.
Little, Brown, 2013

Breastfeeding peer counseling: From efficacy through scale-up.

“AWHONN's Perinatal Nursing” by Kathleen R. Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan
from AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing
by Kathleen R. Simpson, Patricia A. Creehan
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2019

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  • First time momma here, and this is probably a dumb question but if the baby is to have their nose to the breast and their mouth around the nipple how are they to breath. Maybe it’s just the angle but the look of this kinda freaks me out.

  • Omg, I thought I would never get breastfeeding right. It was so painful! But after watching this and trying it out with my newborn…OMG, I’m more confident and look forward to breastfeeding, thank you!

  • Do you recommend breastfeeding baby laying down (mother and baby on their sides facing each other) at night? I co sleep but worry that baby won’t eat enough and fall asleep. He’s 3 weeks

  • And now I know where I’ve been going wrong in the last 3 weeks.

    I was shown this technique after giving birth but in a lot less detail and with less explanation.

    My first baby latched really well and so I was surprised that my 2nd has been so difficult.

    I was dreading the night feed after a day of baby fussing on boob (hence my desperate search leading me to your video) but now I am ready to go.

    Thank you ��

  • As a NICU nurse, i am very concerned that the baby was made to lie flat immediately after breastfeeding. Babies must be burped burped properly in a position where the baby’s head always higher than the tummy never supine.baby will be at high risk for aspiration with supine position post feeding and that is very bad when that happens.

  • My bub is 6weeks now and i have been doing the cross cradle technique for about 4 weeks after having latching issues. Is it possible to retrain my bub using this technique as i still get painful nipples and she latches very aggressively and flicking my nipple inwards. I find feeds are short because I have to unlatch when she slows down as she starts to pinch the nipple and makes it painful for me. Oh i just bought the programme too. ��

  • I am a qualified Midwife and breastfed my children but I have not come across the thumb technique before but I am so pleased to see in the comments other women have had success with it.

  • I need this help, my 2nd baby is not latching correctly she only grabs the nipple and their sore they have bled and I feel like I want to give up, but I want to try something new not just that but it’s healthier

  • I would love know if there are any other videos on breastfeeding or pumping that you would like me to create. Thanks for watching.

  • This helped tremendously! I’m on day 3 out of the hospital and have been experiencing so much nipple soreness/pain that I almost wanted to give up. My daughter lost too much weight so I had to start supplementing formula and continue to try to breastfeed. Tonight, I finally got a good latch using your techniques and feel hopeful that I can do this! No giving up!

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This is is so helpful ❤️ My 6 day old and I were seriously struggling… I was in tears in the middle of the night when I found this video. It’s truly a Godsend! Thank you so much for sharing these tips ��❤️

  • Thanks i will refer to this video if i have another baby i had absolutely no clue how to breastffed my son when i had him it was so stressful. Later on i found out he had tongue tie. I wanted to ask u what happens if u forget which breast u last fed your baby on what do u do?

  • This is great! Thanks for the great description. I’m pregnant for my first-do you have any suggestions as to how to try my ‘first breastfeeding’? I’m worried nurses will rush me and I won’t get the chance to try it correctly the first time.

  • I watched your video at 5am, tired and so sore from feeding my almost 8 week old son that I was ready to give up. My right breast has always given me more pain than the right but he’s latched on deep with much less pain than normal thanks to the thumbs up technique. I was dealing with squashed nippples and pumping for relief before this. Thank you for making this with such clear instructions. You are a lactation angel!!

  • Sorry just ignore these steps, its notes for myself lol
    Kangaroo position
    Opposite hand to breast on baby’s back
    Lower down and hold close, line up baby and support baby
    Nose to nipple
    One arm above and one below outoftge way
    If baby unsettled, bring bs k up and try again
    Usw freehand to pull nipleaway with thumb and push in
    Push baby back in to feed closer
    Bring hand round to support baby
    Push chin in so nose comes away.

  • Extremely thankful to you for this video.. I am a new mom and was having problem with breastfeeding.. it was really painful and now I know how to get deep latch and painless breast feeding.. thank you so much

  • My baby is 6.5month old now. He was breast and bottle feed upto 3 months then he is exclusively pumped bottle feed. I want him to breastfeed again will it work

  • I will try this. Due to excessive weight loss in baby’s first week due to low breast milk supply I was forced to bottle feed. Now at 5 weeks baby has gotten use to the ease of bottle feeding although initially latched very well. Feels like my breast supply that eventually did increase is now drying up again due to baby’s disinterest in breastfeeding. Am feeling a bit despondent and find pumping too much of an effort as I feel breastfeeding is best. Tx

  • Baby #4 due in a couple weeks and I look forward to using this technique again!! This is INCREDIBLE during baby #3 breastfeeding and I never had any pain, bleeding or blistering like I did using other BF methods for baby #1 and #2. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!!!!!!

  • I too found this video as I was getting ready to give up breastfeeding all together 3 weeks in… shallow painful latch leading to sore nipples and a hangry baby who needed to eat very often because she wasn’t getting enough milk during feedings. I did try to restrain her arms because I’m using a nipple shield and she rips it off in her frustration which led to frustration on my end and just a stressful experience for the both of us. Kangaroo position was a game changer. Making sure her airway is open was also a game changer. Our first feeding after watching this video was 100% pain free and I truly felt the connection with my baby that they say you get through breast feeding. We’re still working through it, but this gave me hope. Thank you.

  • What do you do if your arms/fingers are short? I can’t support my son’s butt (because he is longer than my forearm) nor can I keep my palm on his back while supporting his head (because I can’t reach far enough up his head to support his neck).

  • Also I have saggy breasts so my breast hangs with the nipple pointing downwards and outwards..how will I get it in the babys mouth like that?

  • My baby is 6 days old and just wont open wide enough for me to get nipple AND areola into her mouth..she also gets impatient really fast and starts crying and then wont want to open even more but just keeps rooting around with small open mouth and crying..what do I do? My nipples are so sore and cracked I dread bf times��

  • I’m desperate to make this work for my son. But the pain is becoming unbearable. It’s 3 am now and I’m suffering terribly after his last feeding. I pray this works. Thanks for the info��

  • My 5 weeks baby used to breastfeed but now have to try bottle feeding to measure his intake and moms breast output, for a week. Hope he didn’t refuse breastfeed after this. Thank you for posting the video, it’s enlighten.

  • Really helpful video thank you so much.. Had a painful latch on one side only… But this technique really worked… Latch was not painful… Tugging experience that was manageable… Short and to the point video.. Thanks alot