Hip dysplasia is an abnormal development of the hip joint where the hip socket is too shallow and doesn't hold the top of the child's femur (leg bone) properly.
A variety of treatment options are available, and these vary according to the child’s age and how severe the condition is.
If your baby has hip dysplasia and is in a cast, harness or brace, you may need some tips for how to hold them while breastfeeding.
Holding your baby to breastfeed may feel awkward but it is still possible. Even if it initially feels uncomfortable, you can still breastfeed a baby in a cast, harness or brace.
There are several positions that you may like to try to see which works best for you.
Many mothers have success with this position. Make sure you have extra pillows beside you to support your baby’s head. A foam wedge can be used to incline your baby towards your breast.