Choose breastfeeding positions that are relaxing for both you and your baby. Any position the baby finds comfortable with a good opening to breathe works. As the months march on, you’ll find that your baby moves and wants to reposition often. The following are common positions breastfeeding mothers use.
Cradle Position. A popular position used for baby comfort and breastfeeding ease while sitting up, the cradle position is enjoyable for the mom as well. Your baby’s head is in the crook of your elbow with her whole body facing you. In other words, she’s on her side, turned toward you. If she doesn’t immediately take your breast, use your opposite hand to insert your nipple gently into her mouth.
Your arm supports the baby’s head and neck. This is a good position for eye contact. Below is a picture of a mother in the Netherlands using the cradle position. Note how she is sitting and using her leg to support her arm. If you aren’t sitting, you can use the arm of a chair or a pillow under your arm for support.