This position is great after the birth of your baby and really anytime. Lean back with good neck, shoulder, arm and back support and your hips forward, like how you sit in a recliner chair. Place your baby’s belly on your belly with her head between your exposed breasts. When your calm, hungry baby feels your body against her chin, torso, legs, and feet, this triggers her feeding reflexes. When her chin touches your body, her mouth opens and she begins to search for the breast. Adjust her body position as needed, making sure she can breathe.
Babies can go to the breast from many angles. Your baby can lie belly down below your breast either straight or at an angle. After a cesarean birth, try other angles, so that your baby doesn’t rest on your healing incision.