Breastfeeding Tips: Skin-to-Skin and Positioning Baby

Breastfeeding Tips: Skin-to-Skin and Positioning Baby


– Holding your baby
skin-to-skin is important for so many reasons. It regulates the baby’s body temperature, breathing, heart rate, blood sugars and for you, it helps make milk. Since skin-to-skin is important for so many reasons, it’s encouraged to do
this about 20 minutes, before you wanna breastfeed and any other time you’d like. The best way to do skin-to-skin, is to unwrap the baby from the blanket. Put the baby up on your chest, with the baby’s arms and
legs in a frog-like position. This allows the baby to breathe easier. Once the baby is there,
the baby will start to root and head down toward your chest and eventually breastfeed. You may also hold and feed your baby, in many other positions, such as cradle, cross-cradle, football or side-laying position. We encourage you to
try different positions to see what works best
for you and your baby. Always ask for help if you have any questions
about getting baby positioned.

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