When you’re learning to breastfeed, it’s best to start with baby-led attachment. While sitting, lean back and get comfy, with pillows for support. Lie baby between your breasts, skin to skin, supported by your arms. Baby will move towards one breast and start feeding.
If you’ve had a caesarean, you can still do baby-led attachment. Encourage baby to lie more to one side of you, supported on pillows but angled away from your wound. Keep baby’s feet supported.
You can also do mother-led attachment. Sit in a chair with good back support and armrests, or pillows to prop up your arms. Rest your feet on a footstool to keep them flat. If you’re comfortable and baby is attached correctly, breastfeeding is easier.