Indicators of good attachment and positioning: mouth wide open; less areola visible underneath the chin than above the nipple; chin touching the breast, lower lip rolled down, and nose free; no maternal pain.
Reference: NICE postnatal care guideline – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2006, updated in 2013). Routine postnatal care of women and their babies. CG37. London: NICE.
Previously published: 17/03/14, 23/01/15