There is no "one" right way to breastfeed. Choose the position(s) that work best for you and your baby.
Regardless of the position that you use, it is important to keep your baby's head, shoulders and hips in a straight line. The correct positioning is tummy-to-tummy and nose-to-nipple.
It is also important to bring your baby to your breast rather than your breast to your baby. This will prevent you from getting a sore back from leaning over.
Here are some positions you can try:
This works best for babies who are latching well.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts