Football position may be the best position for the first few days, as the baby is held to the side, and his or her body not laying on top of the incision.
An important note with this position: The baby’s entire body still needs to face the mother, not just the head and neck, in order to breastfeed comfortably and effectively. This important step allows for a deeper latch and more range of motion in the mouth for effective suck-swallowing motions in the baby. Utilize a pillow or breastfeeding pillow to maximize comfort for both the mother and the baby.
In the case of multiples, who are often born via c-section, football holds are the go-to for many. Using a breastfeeding pillow will help with strain of holding both in the position!