In this position, the mother can lift her breast and guide her nipple in any direction as she helps the baby to take in more of the areola.
The alveoli are actually what fills with milk, and when your baby attaches to the areola of the breast and begins to suck, the aveoli empty into the milk ducts and out the nipple into your baby's mouth.
A 38 year old Asian lady presented with persistant itching in the left areola of 2 years duration.
Once the baby begins to suck, the mother makes sure that the entire dark area around the nipple (areola) is in the baby's mouth.
Nipple soreness can be a result of the infant not getting a good grasp of the entire areola.