For many mothers, biological nurturing is a natural and easy feeding position. It copies the way babies look for the breast when they’re hungry. Also known as laid-back breastfeeding, you can use it whether your baby is asleep or awake.
First, lean back in a way that feels comfortable, then you place your baby on top of you. The baby can lie at any angle. When they’re ready to feed, they’ll push against your stomach with their legs and feet to get into a good position.
You can start this whenever you want, even from birth. In the beginning, it’s all about getting your baby to use the reflexes and instincts they’re born with.
Your local breastfeeding support group can give you more information about biological nurturing. Ask your midwife, health visitor or children’s centre to help you find a local group.
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