For More Information
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
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. Click to view larger image.
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. Click to view larger image.
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
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/18/2014
Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD
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