FAQ 9: Can I nurse while lying down? Could it cause ear infections? Could I land up suffocating my baby?
Often, mothers are told not to nurse in the lying down position by well-meaning but ill-informed family members and/ or medical professionals.
Lying down and nursing is the best way for mothers to get rest while their baby nurses. A mother that nurses lying down is more likely to nurse long term because it is less exhausting.
Keep in mind that even when the mother is sitting up to feed, the baby is in the same position as when side lying and nursing.
Some links that should help you make a decision on whether it is safe to nurse lying down or not and how to go about it:
"We now know that many breastfeeding mothers choose to bed-share precisely because they get more sleep, manage their milk supply better, and attach more intensely with their babies."
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