Like most breastfeeding moms in my generation I learned the three basic breastfeeding positions: cradle hold, football hold, and side-lying. Because I liked to get as much sleep as possible, some of these positions got adapted, especially at night, to a more laid-back position where the baby was supported on or across my body. With the twins, I adopted this laid-back position most of the time as I needed all the help I could get keeping two babies latched at the same time. Imagine my surprise and “Aha” moment years later when I learned about “Natural” or “Laid Back” breastfeeding – using gravity-assisted positions to help newborns and mamas get an easier start.
This excellent article explains this concept so well. Take a look and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. I am convinced the reason I had no problems nursing my twin sons was that I adopted these principles out of necessity.