Correct positioning for you and your baby is very important as it will allow for effective breastfeeding. If you choose to breastfeed while sitting up, make sure that your back is supported and straight. Your lap should be mostly flat. Your feet should be flat and level on the floor. If your bed is too high from the floor, use a stool or books as a platform. You should have a couple of pillows handy; these can be used to support your back, or to raise your baby to the right position against your breast.
How do I position myself when breastfeeding?
Mums understand the benefits of breastfeeding and some may be tempted by online sources if they're reluctant to breastfeed themselves or are having problems.
When can I introduce bottles?
Babies can often be fussy in the evenings and you may find it difficult to nurse or settle them.
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Breastfeeding and medication: what you need to know
What's the difference between breastmilk and formula?
Breastmilk has plenty of iron to last your baby at least the first six months of his life.
Nipple shields are used if baby wont take the breast or for sore nipples
As of February 21st 2011 the HSE is recommending that all babies, including babies that are breastfed be given 5 micrograms of vitamin D3 a day. This is because recent studies have shown that mothers and...
Spitting up is very common and most young babies spit up at least once a day. This is because their digestive systems are immature which makes it very easy for their stomach contents to come back up their...