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. Support baby behind her shoulders and bring her bottom in closer to your body.
When baby’s mouth is wide open, 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. His chin will be tucked into the breast.
When baby is feeding well, he’ll suck deeply and regularly. You’ll hear him swallowing.
It’s normal to feel a ‘stretching sensation’ when baby starts sucking. If it hurts, it could mean that baby isn’t correctly attached.