How to Do the Straddle Breastfeeding Position

Find out how to do this common breastfeeding position.


A baby who has reflux may prefer a straddling pose because being vertical helps keep food down. This may also be a good position if you have a very fast milk flow, though it can be difficult for moms new to nursing. Lean back and hold your baby so her belly touches yours, and her legs straddle your body. Support her head with either hand, allowing her to tilt it back so her chin is pressed into your breast and her nose is free.

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