Good attachment can avoid many breastfeeding issues that can occur in the early weeks. There is no right or wrong way to hold your baby, so make sure that you feel comfortable and experiment with different positions.
Try following these key points for effective attachment:
Once baby is latched on, look for the following signs:
From Bump To Breastfeeding: Graphic of a Baby Attaching on the Breast from Best Beginnings on Vimeo.
Remember successful attachment does not always happen the first time, so do persevere. Both you and your baby are learning. Click here for more details and photographs.
If you need more support and guidance speak to your healthcare professional.