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Breastfeeding (cont.)

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The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

The International Lactation Consultant's Association

La Leche League

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Feeding Baby With Breast Milk or Formula

Breastfeeding Pictures

The complete suck cycle illustrates good feeding technique. Click to view larger image.
The complete suck cycle illustrates good feeding technique. Click to view larger image.
Reclined breastfeeding. Lie on your side in bed facing your baby. Use pillows as needed to support your head, back, and upper leg.
Reclined breastfeeding. Lie on your side in bed facing your baby. Use pillows as needed to support your head, back, and upper leg. Click to view larger image.
Crossover breastfeeding. Hold your baby across your body as you breastfeed.
Crossover breastfeeding. Hold your baby across your body as you breastfeed. Click to view larger image.
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.
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. Click to view larger image.
Clutch breastfeeding. This position is good to try if your baby has trouble latching on to your breast.
Clutch breastfeeding. This position is good to try if your baby has trouble latching on to your breast. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

REFERENCES:

Common problems of breastfeeding and weaning
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Breastfeeding: Parental education and support
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Physiology of lactation
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Initiation of breastfeeding
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Maternal nutrition during lactation
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/18/2014
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