The benefits of side-lying breastfeeding


While it is recommended that the safest place for your baby to sleep in is a cot in your room,


The Lullaby Trust gives great guidance for families wishing to co-sleep safely; https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/co-sleeping/


Helps facilitate relaxation if your baby is fractious or tense at the breast.


Useful for mothers recovering from a caesarean section birth as you do not need to rest the weight of your baby on your abdomen


If you have a forceful let-down reflex, the side-lying position can help your baby manage the flow of your milk


If you would like support with feeding, get in touch with us at info@midwifeontap.co.uk to find out more about how we can work together!



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