Opening quotation mark I was only able to nurse my twins for 3 months but am grateful I made it that long! Twins were so much harder, especially when they wanted to eat at the same time and I was by myself. The twins are now 6 months old and never been sick (knock on wood!). I really recommend all moms give nursing a try. Know going in that those first few weeks you may be sore and miserable, but the soreness goes away and you will come to look forward to nursing your baby. It comes to be the peaceful, relaxing time in your day.Closing quotation mark

Esperanza Singley
breastfeeding twins

Breastfeeding Positions - It's important that your baby is positioned in a way that allows her to get all the milk she can. Good positioning also helps prevent sore nipples.Breastfeeding Positions - It's important that your baby is positioned in a way that allows her to get all the milk she can. Good positioning also helps prevent sore nipples.

Laid Back Position
  • Recline back to about a 45 degree angle (as if she is sitting in a recliner chair).
  • Place baby chest-to-chest.
  • Allow baby to root, crawl and self-attach to breast.
Cradle hold
  • Place a pillow in your lap.
  • Put your baby on his side, on the pillow, tummy-to-tummy with you.
  • Rest his head on your forearm with his nose in front of your nipple.
  • Tuck his lower arm under your breast.
Football hold (most comfortable for women who have had a C-section)
  • Place a pillow at your side.
  • Put your baby on the pillow with her legs tucked under your arm.
  • Slide your forearm under your baby’s back and support her head with your hand.
Lying down (most comfortable for women who have had a difficult delivery or for night feeds)
  • Lie on your side with your knees bent. You may want to place pillows between your knees, under your head and neck, and behind your back.
  • Put your baby on his side, facing your nipple.
  • Place your other arm, a pillow or a rolled-up blanket behind your baby for support.
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