“For your baby to drain your breast well, both his cheeks need to touch your breast, so it’s important to take the angle of your nipple into account when positioning, latching and breastfeeding,” says Geraldine. “Your breast size often determines where your nipples point. Larger breasts typically, but not always, point downward slightly. Smaller breasts typically point forward. Notice where your nipples point and position your baby accordingly.” If you have larger breasts and your nipples point downward, you’ll probably find the underarm or “rugby” position more comfortable. Roll your baby under your breast a little, so both his cheeks touch your breast. This ensures your entire nipple is comfortably in his mouth.
If you have small boobs with forward-facing nipples, the cross-cradle position – where your baby lies across your lap – will be most comfortable.