The standard "how to breastfeed" articles don't usually take into consideration mothers who breastfeed with their baby in bed, otherwise know as breastsleeping. But for many mothers who nurse through the night with their baby right next to them, breastsleeping positions are even more important to master than the typical cradle hold. Even if you don't plan to breastsleep with your baby, learning a few positions that allow you to lie down will make your "nursing arsenal" all the more versatile and comfortable for whatever situation you're in.
Breastsleeping — the phrase coined to normalize bed-sharing and breastfeeding — is on the rise and for new moms wanting to put the method into practice, learning these nursing positions beforehand will be extremely helpful.
Although the positions are fairly intuitive and definitely don't require a "how to" manual to master, reading a description of how to do them and watching a video of women putting them to use can help clear up any confusion you may have, as well as ensure that you're practicing the position as safely as possible.
Whether you're a seasoned breastsleeping pro, or a mother who is preparing to nurse for the first time, learning these two breastfeeding positions will make your nursing sessions (and your sleep) relaxing for both you and your baby.