Breastfeeding positions that work well
Chest to chest, chin to breast
back is straight.
The baby’s head is
supported and in a
straight line with
the rest of his body.
The baby’s body is
straight and turned
toward the mother’s.
breast, not just
How to breastfeed
Use pillows or
What the mother should eat while breastfeeding
To heal after a birth, and to make breast milk, a woman should eat as much or
more as when she was pregnant. And she should eat a wide variety of foods
including fruits and vegetables and foods rich in protein and fats — like nuts,
beans, cheese, eggs, and meat.
She also needs to drink plenty of liquids. Water, herb teas, fruit juices, and milk
will all help her stay healthy and make breast milk.
A Book for Midwives (2010)