Your baby needs to get a good mouthful of breast when they start feeding, taking in as much of your areola as possible, not just the nipple. You’ll know when your baby is latched on properly as it will feel right, and you’ll be able to see your baby swallowing. You should be able to feel your breasts draining of milk and filling back up again later.
Helping your baby to latch on to your breast can take practice, but with support, patience and time, it will become easier. Once your baby is latching on well, you’ll feel comfortable, and your baby will be able to feed happily and easily. There are many different techniques and positions you can try to optimise feeding efficiency and your comfort. Keep in mind that there are no correct positions, but only the position that suits you best.