There are lots of different positions for breastfeeding. You just need to check the following, whichever position you are using:
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 their neck, shoulders, and back and avoid putting pressure on the back of your baby’s head. Your baby should be able to tilt their head back easily and open their mouth wide. They shouldn’t have to reach out to feed.
Are you comfortable?
It’s worth getting comfortable before a feed, although it’s ok to change your position slightly once the baby is attached to the breast. A footstool and cushions might help. Make sure if you use cushions that your baby isn’t positioned too high to feed from your breast.
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 their nose level with your nipple will allow them to reach up and attach to the breast well.
Take a look at these videos for more support: