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Laid back breastfeeding

Laid back breastfeeding


You can breastfeed your baby in any position that you and your baby find comfortable.

In the early days, many mothers enjoy adopting a ‘laid back’ breastfeeding position, sometimes called “Biological Nurturing”, meaning that every part of the mothers body is supported, in a semi-reclined position, as she breastfeeds.

This position means that the mother can rest and relax as she feeds, making breastfeeding more enjoyable.

Laid back breastfeeding enables a baby’s instinctive feeding reflexes and is often more comfortable for them, especially if a mother has had a long or instrumental labour.

Click here to view a short video explaining the basic principles of ‘laid back’ breastfeeding position or “Biological Nurturing”.

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