Mum (holding baby): There’s a few different ways that we can look at holding her. Find out which one works. You can hold her facing away from the breast so she’s sort of not looking straight at the milk.
Or I can move her round over the shoulder, and that’s especially good when you don’t want her to be looking at your face so as not to keep stimulating her.
Onscreen tip: Remember you will need to support her head and neck for the first 6-8 weeks.
Mum: Or turn her around and hold her like that which stretches out her abdominals. Especially if she’s got gas, that helps a little bit.
Or you can lie her on her tummy, oh, there we go, there, so she likes that one as well. Otherwise we generally wrap her – it’s a bit hot for wrapping today. Bubs are a little bit more unsettled when it’s hot so usually ones that are less skin-to-skin contact help when it’s really hot.