- Feet flat to the floor.
- A small foot stool is a great prop to support your feet
- Avoid a deep seat. The back of your knees should be snug against the seat.
- High supportive back rest helps maintain good posture
- Look for a chair with low arm rests so they don’t get in the way of optimal feeding positioning and attachment
- Consider pillows for added support and comfort to you and your baby
- Rocking chairs are romantic, however I find them to be quite deep and due to their reclining nature, they can impact posture for the purpose of feeding.
Key items to keep within an arm’s reach:
- Side table/ caddy
- Dim lighting
- Water bottle or two
- Lip balm
- Nipple balm, burp cloth
- Phone charger
And lastly, look after yourself:
- Good posture applies for all feeding areas – side lying in bed, sitting on the couch, crosslegged on a picnic blanket or sitting in a waiting room.
- If your’e experiencing discomfort, consider where you feed, posture and position
- Movement and massage