How to Breastfeed in the Football Hold Position
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In this video you will learn what the breastfeeding position called the "rugby ball hold" is
This position is perfect for mothers who have given birth through a C-section because it avoids putting weight on the belly.
Thanks to this position, the mother is able to see what is happening and can therefore easily guide the baby
Settle comfortably. Place a cushion supporting the back and the shoulders. You must be relaxed, with no muscular tension..
Place the baby on the cushion, at the level of the nipple.
Your arm supports the baby from underneath.
Hold the baby's shoulder blades with the palm of your hand and place the index and thumb behind the baby's ears.
Don't squeeze, it's useless and painful for the baby.
The lower part of their body should rest on the cushion. The baby's bottom can touch the back of your seat
Tickle the baby's upper lip with the nipple.
when they open their mouth wide, quickly bring the baby near the breast.
Don't lean toward the baby but bring their head closer, by pushing on the baby's shoulder blades with your palms.
This will prevent any uncomfortable position.
Don't push on their head because it is sensitive, and instinct will make the baby get away from the breast instead of getting closer to suckle.