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Mothers should breastfeed 'lying down'

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Breastfeeding newborn babies lying down or in a semi-reclined position may boost the chances of success, according to latest UK research.

Breastfeeding newborn babies lying down or in a semi-reclined position may boost the chances of success, according to latest UK research.

Kent researchers assessed 40 healthy mothers and their healthy full-term babies, all of whom were breastfeeding at six weeks, as well as 14 bottle feeding mother-baby pairs.

They found mothers who breastfed their infants lying down or semi-reclined in positions that mirrored the feeding positions of other mammals had the greatest success.

RCN general secretary Peter Carter said: 'This new research could go a long way to helping those mothers who are experiencing difficulties feeding their infants by suggesting other easy to adopt positions.'

The findings were presented yesterday at the RCN's 2007 International Research Conference in Dundee.

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