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Breastfeeding (cont.)

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Media file 1: The complete suck cycle illustrates good feeding technique.
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Media file 2: Reclined breastfeeding. Lie on your side in bed facing your baby. Use pillows as needed to support your head, back, and upper leg.
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Media file 3: Crossover breastfeeding. Hold your baby across your body as you breastfeed.
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Media file 4: Cradle breastfeeding. Nestle your baby in your arm in a cradle hold. This involves cradling the baby with your arm on the same side as the breast being presented.
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Media file 5: Clutch breastfeeding. This position is good to try if your baby has trouble latching on to your breast.
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