In the early days, positioning is key to establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship and routine. You need to be comfortable for your milk to let down. Sleepy newborns may need to be adjusted often to keep them from falling asleep at the breast, so arranging and rearranging your couch pillows is less ideal than a nursing pillow.
If your budget allows, invest in two or three really good nursing bras. Comfort is your top priority. Easy access is next on the list. Skip the underwire (this can lead to plugged ducts) – especially in the early months of breastfeeding. You may want to start with a yoga style nursing bra and move into one with more shape as your supply regulates.