It is important that the baby is positioned and attached to the breast in a way that allows him to get all the milk he can. This will also help prevent sore nipples.
Whatever feeding position you use, here are some general suggestions that will help you both have a good experience:
- Try to nurse him in a dimly lit and quiet room.
- Make sure you are comfortable before you position him.
- Use pillows to raise your baby to breast level.
- Make sure your baby’s ear, shoulder, and hip are in a straight line. Your baby should not
have to turn his head to nurse.
To view breastfeeding positions click on the following link: Breastfeeding positions