Many breastfeeding problems (nipple pain,
small amounts of breast milk/food, or uncomfortable mothers in breastfeeding)
can be solved by improving basic techniques in breastfeeding, especially in
correctly positioning the mother and baby.

 

Mother’s Position:

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1.    Sit
down comfortably and look for the most comfortable position when sitting on a
chair, or rocking chair, armchair or even sitting on a mattress leaning against
a wall or mattress.

2.    Place
the pillow behind your back, and under the arm that will provide support when
the mother holds the baby.

3.    Use
footstool or footing when the mother is sitting, especially when using a high
enough chair.

4.    Mother
can also lean on the back of the mattress with a position facing the baby by
using a pillow as a buffer head, neck, back and upper legs.

 

Baby Position:

1.    It
is advisable to start breastfeeding preparations by wearing simple clothes on
babies or even not wearing clothes, to increase contact with mothers.

2.    Lay
the baby in the mother’s arms, with the position facing the breast. The
position of the neck in the folds of the arm, the body lying along the arm and
butt held by the hand.

3.    After
that turn the baby’s body in such a way that the baby’s position against the
mother’s body.

4.    The
baby’s body position should be in perpendicular to the mother’s body, do not
rotate the baby’s neck to reach the mother’s nipple.

5.    If
the baby’s position is not high, use a pillow to support the arm.

6.    Position
the baby’s arm well, the forearm is positioned under the breast and the upper
arm when disturbed can be withheld using the thumb of the arms that carry.

7.    Breast
position:

a.    The
first thing to do in preparing breast before breastfeeding. Manually massage
the breast to get a few drops of breast milk on the nipple, this will
moisturize the mother’s breast.

b.    Hold
the breast, the burden of the breast is held with the palms of the hands and
fingers beneath and the thumbs on it.

c.    Keep
your fingers away from the areola area, so stay away from the area where the
baby sucks milk, it aims to avoid contamination.

d.    Starting
breastfeeding:

e.   
Bring your baby’s mouth to the damp nipple,
then massage the baby’s lips gently to stimulate the baby’s sucking reflexes.

f.    
When the baby’s mouth is open, immediately
attach the baby’s mouth in the middle of the breast and close the baby tightly
to the mother’s body.

g.    Make
sure the baby sucks up to the breast areola instead of the mother’s nipple,
with this pain in the breast during breastfeeding can be avoided.

h.    Make
adjustments to the baby’s breathing rhythm.

i.      When
the baby has been sucking milk/breast food well then make sure we set the
position of the breast well, hold the weight of the breast with the hand so
that the breast weight does not entirely burden the baby’s mouth and lips.

j.      The
last important thing is, when we will stop breastfeeding, do not pull the
baby’s mouth from the breast when the baby is still sucking. So stop before the
baby sucking and then keep the baby from the breast slowly, it aims to stop the
breastfeeding does not hurt the breast, which can result in pain until breast
infection.