Position yourself and the baby

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Find a position that is comfortable for both you and your baby. Sit up with your back supported. Bring the baby to you—not you to the baby. The baby's chest should face your chest and his or her mouth should be right in front of your nipple.

Last Updated: May 4, 2009

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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