For nighttime breastfeeding success where you can get some rest as you feed, or if you are feeling pain in other positions, you may want to try side-lying nursing.
To prepare, you will want to have back support with multiple pillows. Lay down with your baby’s tummy facing yours and his or her head positioned right in front of your breast. Your arms can be positioned wherever is comfortable for you and baby—supporting your head, on your baby’s back, etc. Keep in mind this position may only “work” or feel right after your baby is a few months old, so if it as first it doesn’t succeed, try again!
Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, September 2020