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**newsflash**

There’s no one right (or for that matter, one wrong) position for breastfeeding.

? Are your nipples free from pain?
?? Are you comfortable?
?? Is baby latched deeply?
?? Can baby move milk effectively?
?? Can baby breath?
?? Is it sustainable?

Yes?? Do your thing!

No? Let’s try to make some changes - going back to the basics - to see if we can check those boxes!

Also, nearly all nursing couplets will eventually evolve. Newly born, 1 month, 4 months, 6 months, 10 months, 18 months... your nursing positions will change and adapt. There are good reasons I might recommend to avoid a certain position in the early days (traditional sitting up cradle, for example, doesn’t give baby good positional stability/front body contact and gravity works against you) but generally as babies get bigger and better there’s a lot more flexibility.

What’s your favorite position for early days and for later days?

? Photos from Canva Pro and iStock

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**newsflash**

There’s no one right (or for that matter, one wrong) position for breastfeeding. 

? Are your nipples free from pain? 
?? Are you comfortable?
?? Is baby latched deeply?
?? Can baby move milk effectively?
?? Can baby breath?
?? Is it sustainable? 

Yes?? Do your thing! 

No? Let’s try to make some changes - going back to the basics - to see if we can check those boxes! 

Also, nearly all nursing couplets will eventually evolve. Newly born, 1 month, 4 months, 6 months, 10 months, 18 months... your nursing positions will change and adapt. There are good reasons I might recommend to avoid a certain position in the early days (traditional sitting up cradle, for example, doesn’t give baby good positional stability/front body contact and gravity works against you) but generally as babies get bigger and better there’s a lot more flexibility. 

What’s your favorite position for early days and for later days? 

? Photos from Canva Pro and iStock 

#ibclc #breastfeeding #breastfeedinghelp #breastfeedingtips #breastmilk #humanmilk #lactation #humanlactation #lactationconsultant #nursingparent #newbaby #letstalklactation #mothersmilk #normalizebreastfeeding #supportisbest #preparedpregnancy #handexpression  #newbornfeeding  #postpartum #latching #latchingtips #cincinnatibreastfeeds #cincyibclc #cincinnatiibclc #breastfeedcincinnati #cincinnatilactation #cincybaby #laidbackbreastfeeding