Learn four easy ways to support a breastfeeding mom in this short video.
4 ways to support a breastfeeding mom:
- Set-up mother
Provide many pillows and ensure the neck and head is supported. If doing a laid back position, mom’s hands should be free
- Serve her
Provide water and healthy snacks. Enquire about her needs and ensure they are being met.
- Say something nice
Be encouraging and complimentary. Show appreciation. Find compassion if she is struggling. Help find further breastfeeding support if needed; potentially from a lactation consultant, breastfeeding counsellor, or doula.
- Let mother rest
Care for baby when not feeding. Burp the baby by supporting the head and gently rubbing upwards on the back and lightly tapping.
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