Mother-led attachment is when you put your baby onto your breast. Hold baby behind his back and shoulders (not head), so his chest touches your chest. His nose should be in line with your nipple. Brush your nipple from his nose to lips to get him to open his mouth wide.
Bring baby to your breast. Aim the nipple at the roof of his mouth. Keep your hands across his back and shoulders. When he attaches, a large amount of the areola will be in his mouth, more on his chin side.
When baby is attached correctly, his chin is pressed into your breast, and his nose is clear. His bottom lip is spread outwards, his cheeks are rounded, and most of the nipple is in his mouth. He’ll suck quickly to start and change to longer rhythmic sucks. You’ll hear him swallowing.