How To Breastfeed Lying Down | Children




How to breastfeed lying down

After birth, the female body needs rest, and about half of pregnant women can not sit at least the first two to three weeks because of the sutures. It is also difficult to bounce back after a cesarean section. In such cases, it is convenient to breastfeed lying down, for which there are a number of poses.

How to breastfeed lying down

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Instruction how to breastfeed lying down

Step 1:

Lie on your side, resting his head on the pillow. The child lay on his side next to her, his head should be on your forearm, on which you are lying. The wrist keep him back. Second hand put the breast in the mouth of the child so that he captured not only the nipple and aureole. Keep the chest hand during breastfeeding lying down is not necessary.

Step 2:

Lie on your side, one arm folded under his head or to the side, and the second to maintain or stroking the baby. The head of the baby is near the armpit. During the baby's back, you can put a pillow, so he rolled over on his back and did not let the chest.

Step 3:

Feed the upper breast in a prone position. To do this, lie on your side, head lean hand, put the baby on a pillow or folded blanket so he could get to his chest. This pose can be used in cases where there is no opportunity to turn over to the other side (eg, the child is not at the edge of the bed). However, under the head arm can get tired during long-term feeding.

Step 4:

Lie down with your child "jack," ie, his legs should be in your head. The reclining position with one hand on his elbow lean arms, and the other, free, can help a child in feeding. The child lies on his side and sucks milk from the upper chest area, so the posture is useful for moms who have a lactostasis precisely in the area.

Step 5:

Take the supine position, a pillow under his head. The child in this case lies in your stomach tummy down. In this position your baby colic worried much less during and after feeding, because decreases gas formation. In addition, the child can not be drown in a stream of mother's milk. Just do not leave your baby lying on her stomach after feeding. It is better to wait 5-10 minutes, when it is in an upright position to release trapped air.