There is no one ‘best’ position to use for breastfeeding. You just need to check the following:
- Are your baby’s head and body in a straight line? If not, your baby might not be able to swallow easily
- Are you holding your baby close to you? Support his neck, shoulders and back. He should be able to tilt his head back easily, to achieve a wide open mouth, so make sure you’re not holding the back of his head
- Is your baby’s nose opposite your nipple? Your baby needs to get a big mouthful of breast from underneath the nipple. Placing your baby with his nose level with your nipple will allow him to reach up and attach to your breast well.