What is the sniffing position for the baby’s head?
The sniffing position is the best position for the baby’s head and neck while breastfeeding. In this position, the baby’s head is turned slightly upward and forward in relation to the body. It’s the position someone might use to sniff a flower or drink from a glass. This position allows the baby to breathe and swallow easily. The chin should not touch the chest or the shoulder and the earlobe should not touch the shoulder. The cross-cradle, under-arm, and laid-back breastfeeding holds provide extra support to keep the baby’s head in the sniffing position.