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6 breastfeeding hacks to make feeding your baby a whole lot easier

Posted On: Aug 10, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

6 breastfeeding hacks to make feeding your baby a whole lot easier

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Breastfeeding is an exhausting task. Between getting shamed for breastfeeding in public , dealing with breast engorgement, and having your milk leak , there is a lot that makes nursing your baby a challenge.
To make it a little easier, INSIDER spoke with postpartum doula Kristin Mejia and certified doula Arielle Fears of Music City Doulas to find the best breastfeeding tricks.
From specific positions to utilizing cabbage leaves, here is what they suggest. 1. Try breastfeeding on your side.
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Mejia knows from personal experience that tip works.
"I have a fear that since my breasts are large, they will end up covering my daughter's face," she said. "But if I lie side to side with my baby, my breast can rest on the bed and my baby's nose will not be pressed into my chest."
The position is also reported to be good for when you are still in pain from giving birth.
2. Save all the breast milk you pump, unless it contains alcohol.
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