When you are learning to breastfeed, it’s best to do it early and often. Breastfeed as soon as possible after birth. Then breastfeed at least 8 to 12 times every 24 hours to make plenty of milk for your baby.
Proper positioning is important for effective breastfeeding, as it allows the baby to have a deep latch. Using good positioning is the best way to avoid sore nipples, and it may even help prevent engorgement.