If you are in a siting position you can put a pillow on your lap and support your baby’s body on the pillow and hold the baby’s neck with one hand. This position is ideal for newborn babies, and for babies who are more than three months old you can choose not to use the pillow.Instead, support your baby with both your hands. With one hand supporting the baby’s neck and back and the other supporting the bottom. This is called cradle hold.
Another way to hold your baby while breastfeeding is to keep your hands in a folding position so as to support the head with the right hand and the bottom with the left hand if you are feeding on your left breast. This is called cross-over hold this is best for small babies.
Next is the clutch hold where you tuck the baby under your arm and place the baby in the sleeping position. She should be facing you; you can rest your arm under the baby’s neck or support the neck with a pillow. Women who have undergone C-section delivery can opt for this position.Here you don’t have to sit upright and support the weight of the baby on your stomach.
A cesarean mother can also try the reclining position. This way you can feed your baby while lying on your side and placing the baby in a sleeping position beside you. You can support the baby’s head with one hand to latch on. If the baby needs to get higher to reach up to the breast you can place a pillow under the baby’s head.
You can buy an armchair to breastfeed your baby; think about it before the baby is born, because a newborn always needs support so an arm chair can be a good investment.