Madonna position


This position can be hard to master at first but may become the most practical once you and your baby are comfortable with breastfeeding.

madonna breastfeeding

Position before the feeding starts

  • Support your breast with the hand opposite the side that the baby is feeding, with your thumb and fingers well back from the areola.
  • Use your arm on the same side the baby is feeding to support the baby’s head and body and to keep him close to you.

Content adapted from La Leche.