What is the laid-back breastfeeding hold?
With the laid-back hold, the mother is partly reclined and the baby lies face down on her tummy. There is some evidence this hold supports a baby’s instincts, can help premature babies breastfeed, and generally benefits newborns and their mothers. It works well for various breast sizes, for mothers with a tender or large abdomen, and for mothers with very firm breasts. It’s also good for premature babies, older babies, and babies who choke frequently. It is not compatible with the sandwich technique.