How should I hold my baby when I feed him?
It is important that the baby is positioned and attached to the breast in a way that allows him to get all the milk he can. This will also help prevent sore nipples.

Whatever feeding position you use, here are some general suggestions that will help you both have a good experience:

- Try to nurse him in a dimly lit and quiet room.
- Make sure you are comfortable before you position him.
- Use pillows to raise your baby to breast level.
- Make sure your baby’s ear, shoulder, and hip are in a straight line. Your baby should not
have to turn his head to nurse.

To view breastfeeding positions click on the following link: Breastfeeding positions

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1. Is my body ready to breastfeed?
2. How do I know when my baby is hungry?
3. How should I hold my baby when I feed him?
4. What is Laid-back breastfeeding?
5. My breasts feel too full. Do I have too much milk?
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat?
7. How do I know my baby is full?
8. How do I feed my sleepy baby?
9. Do I have too little milk?
10. Engorgement and Plugged Ducts
11. Do I have flat or inverted nipples?
12. Sore nipples
13. How do I calm my fussy baby?
14. Calming a Colicky Breastfed Baby
15. Breastmilk Storage and Collection
16. How should I care for myself after my baby is born?
17. How do I know when to call my doctor?
18. Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
19. What are my rights as a breastfeeding mother?
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