Written by Ashley Treadwell, IBCLC
In the beginning, breastfeeding can feel somewhat awkward and uncomfortable as new moms learn how to get their baby properly latched on. As an IBCLC, I see a lot of new moms breastfeeding their babies sitting straight up or hunched over, looking very uncomfortable. Heck, I did this as a new mom myself! I remember the constant aches in my neck and shoulders from sitting in contorted positions for long periods of time. Breastfeeding is something moms do very frequently in the early weeks and months - it should be comfortable.