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Positioning and attachment

When learning how to breastfeed, getting the position and attachment right will help make feeding pain-free for you and establish a good milk supply.

What you can do to help

Holding your baby Close to you with their bottom tucked in and their arms hugging your breast will allow them to be as close to you as possible.Supporting your baby’s neck and shoulders allows their Head to be free to tilt back when coming in to the breast. By keeping your baby  In line, ears, shoulders, hips in a straight line  will ensure your baby is more comfortable when feeding.

Aiming your nipple up your baby’s Nose and bringing them into the breast when they have a wide open mouth will help them lead into the breast with their chin, this will help baby take a big mouthful of breast taking your nipple up and back in their mouth.

Head free
In line
Nose to nipple


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