Before you begin breastfeeding, it is very important to remember the "3 C": You and your baby should be calm, comfortable and close. You should wash your hands, get comfortable, and decide on a feeding position. You should align your baby's chest with your tummy and your baby's nose should be in line with your nipple. You should use a "C" hold around your breast, with four fingers underneath and your thumb on top, to slightly compress your breast. Rub your nipple lightly above your baby's upper lip to promote the rooting response. Wait until your baby's mouth is wide open, then aim your nipple toward the roof of your baby's mouth while pulling baby quickly and gently toward your breast.