Breastfeeding Positions for Newborns | CloudMom

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Watch to learn essential breastfeeding positions including the cradle hold and the football hold!
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Hello Mamas!
Before getting the hang of nursing and finding a good latch and so on, you’ll first need to experiment with a few different breastfeeding positions. There are so many different ways to hold a baby while nursing and you’ll have to try them all out to see which one works best for you. Keep watching for more breastfeeding tips!

Newborn Breastfeeding

Here, I’ve shown you some recommended baby nursing positions according to the AAP. These include the football hold for breastfeeding (often recommended for moms of twins) and the breastfeeding cradle hold, which I personally find works the best for me. It’s good to remember to alter your hold and ease up pressure on your arms and upper and lower back. For more on how to breastfeed, check out the rest of my video!

How did you like to hold your baby when breastfeeding? Did you alternate between different nursing positions? Please comment below!

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Cassandra Buenrostro says:

omg I thought this was Angela from the office

Honey Baby George says:

My baby is 23 days old. Is it ok to feed her by side lying position?

Thineskanth Yoganathan says:

Cradle hold is better. Really nice to mothers. Foot ball hold, is it alright to keep another pillow over mother's lap to raise the baby's head and looks like prop up position of the baby? Thank you

Koko says:

Wonderful, thank you! I'll be doing some feeding today.

Gggg says:

Very informative and helpful. Thank you so much….

shilin111 says:

I'm watching this as baby is sleeping so THANK YOU for the subtitles!

Ashley Spaustat says:

I wish you would've shown how to do it without a pillow because I'm trying to figure out how to do it during church

sharonpoetry says:

Great video! Cloud mom

miranda rae says:

I had a c section but my son won't feed using the football hold. :/

Patricia Essien says:

with the football hold the babies seems more on her back, at least thats what happens in my case.

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