Finding a good breastfeeding position can take a little time and practice.
For successful breastfeeding, the position should be comfortable and pain-free.
Your breastfeeding position may change over time as your baby grows. There are several different breastfeeding positions that you can try.
- Your baby's mouth faces your breast, and baby's tummy faces your tummy. Avoid having your baby on their back.
- Your baby's ear, shoulder and hip need to be in a straight line.
- Support your baby with 1 arm and use your other hand to support your breast.
Positions to try
- Lean back and get comfortable with good arm and body support.
- Place baby tummy down on your body.
- Baby lies on your chest at an angle.
- Gravity keeps baby close to you.