Monday, December 14, 2009

Breastfeeding Positions - 喂母乳方式


There are 3 common breastfeeding positions that you can learn to breastfeed your precious newborn:

1) Cradle Hold

2) Side-Lying Hold

3) Football Hold



Cradle Hold



It is the the most common breastfeeding position.

This position works well:
1) If you are learning to breastfeed
2) If you have a small baby

Description of cradle hold position:


You need to sit upright and make sure you have back support. Raise your baby to the breast level. Use pillows or a chair with arm rests to support your shoulder.
Keep your knees level with your hips. Put a stool or pillow under your feet if necessary.
Cradle your baby. Make sure your baby’s back and bottom are well supported.
Also, make sure your baby’s ears, shoulders and hips are in line.



Side-Lying Hold


This is a good hold for breastfeeding in bed. It is also helpful if you are recovering from a Caesarean birth.

This position works well:

1) If you find it too painful to sit upright
2) If you have a caesarean delivery
3) If you want to rest and breastfeed at the same time.

Description of side-lying hold:

Stretch out on your side with your baby tummy to tummy with you. Use pillows to support your head, neck and back.
Support your baby’s head, neck and back with your hand.
To switch to the other breast, gather your baby close to your chest, then rolling onto your other side to feed from the other breast.


Football Hold



This is a good hold if you are recovering from a Caesarean birth. It is also helpful for mothers of twin babies.

This position works well:
1) If your baby is small
2) If your nipples are flat or inverted.
3) If you have a caesarean delivery


Description of football hold:

Place a pillow at your side. Lay the baby on the pillow.
Place the back of the baby’s head in the palm of your hand.
Your forearm should support your baby’s shoulders and spine.
Tuck your baby’s legs between your arm and body, as you are clutching a football.

1 comment:

ahMiaow said...

Dear Dr. Jason

Is women suffer from thyroid disease after 7months delivered safe to breastfeed?

Thank You
From,
Neo.