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How to breast feed (video & guide)


It's very important to adopt the right habits from the off. Getting it right straight away can help to avoid insufficient or incorrect suckling, swollen or engorged breasts, etc.

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Correct position

The baby's body should be turned completely towards your body, well lodged in the hollow of your arms.

Am I doing it right?

If yes:

  • You'll feel no pain during the feed
  • Swallowing will be calm and regular
  • The mouth should "swallow" a large part of the areola.
A useful tip: watch his ear, it will regularly go up and down!

Breasts hurting?

If you have sore nipples breastfeeding or other breastfeeding problems, check out our breastfeeding problems page for common problems, help and advice.

You can also get free expert support from the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, The Breastfeeding Network or Little Angels. And you can call the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0221 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0300 100 0221 end_of_the_skype_highlighting


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