Baby-led attachment is when you let baby attach to your breast by herself. Lie her between your breasts, skin to skin, supported by your arms. Lean back so baby can lie on your chest without support. If she’s crying, let her suck your finger before you start.
Let baby move towards your nipple. Help only if she needs it. She can lie at an angle down your body. Or if you’ve had a caesarean, encourage her to move her legs and body to one side of you, where a pillow can support her legs and feet.
When baby is just below your nipple, she’ll dig her chin into your breast, reach up with an open mouth and attach to your breast. This might happen very quickly.