Latching And Attaching
Obtaining a good latch and position sometimes takes practice to make breastfeeding comfortable. It is an important part of getting breastfeeding off to a good start in the early days. Your comfort level should be a guide. If it hurts, something is not right and can be fixed.
Timing Is Everything
Make sure your baby is calm before you try to start breastfeeding. Some times are better than others...
Deep sleep - Wait until your baby is more awake before attempting to breastfeed.
Light sleep with REM - This is a great time to try breastfeeding your baby...you'll see your baby's eyes moving under his closed lids.
Awake and curious - This is the BEST time to try. Remember to keep an eye out for feeding cues.
Crying - Calm your baby before attempting to breastfeed. If your baby is crying, he may be too upset to start breastfeeding.
There is not a "right" way to hold your baby when you're breastfeeding. What works for one mom might not work for another. The right way is the comfortable way.Try several different positions and see which is best for you and your baby. Choose ones that make you feel most comfortable.Make sure your baby has latched on the right way. Read More.