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Latching On in
Side-lying Position

Side-lying Position

1. Rest comfortably on your side -
    Use pillows at your back if needed.
2. Place the baby’s lower shoulder close to your ribs -
    Tucked close under your breast. Roll the baby toward you.
3. Baby should be ‘down hill’ from your breast -  
    Your nipple should touch the baby on the nose or even between the eyes.
4. Baby will sense the nipple and push up to take it -
    This will tip the nose away from the breast and allow you to look into one another’s eyes. Baby’s chin will be tucked close to the breast.
5. Some babies need their mother to shape the breast to help them latch (especially if the breast is large, very full, or the nipples are flat).