When your baby is in a good position they can attach correctly at the breast and feed effectively. It’s important to find a position where your breast hangs naturally and to tuck your baby in close. You may find this ‘laid back’ position comfortable – and useful in the early days, if you and your baby have difficulty attaching.
How do I know if my baby's correctly attached?
It’s important that your baby is latching on to your breast correctly. You can read our step by step guide to correct attachment here.
What other parents say
Don't worry if you don't immediately find a breastfeeding position which works for you and your baby - most mums need a wee bit of time. In the video below, a mum tells her story about getting the hang of good positioning and attachment.