just as an update, my Lucas, who only ever feeds for like 5 - 10 mins on 1 side only, and we have never had what would be called a "traditional" position, i always have to hold my breast away fro his face, he can never look me in the eye, (unless i move and he comes unlatched and looks at me all offended!!!!) but he was 8lbs 1 oz at birth and today at 9 weeks old he is 13lbs 3 oz!! so..even if we dont do it textbook, it is working!!