Correct positioning and latch-on are essential to a comfortable, successful breastfeeding experience. It is important that you feel comfortable and relaxed as you could be breastfeeding for about 30 minutes each time. It’s no fun to be halfway through a feed and your back is in agony.
Get assistance from a lactation consultant, nurse, or another qualified healthcare provider. That will go a long way in helping you master the techniques of breastfeeding, while building your confidence.
Three positions that may suit you:
Cradle You are sitting upright, with the baby across your body. See a picture and read more Football The baby is tucked under your arm on a cushion. Works well if your breast are very big. See a picture and read more. Side-lying The baby lies next to you on the bed. A useful one for 2am feeds. See a picture and read more.