How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch | Parents

How to Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch | Parents


Nursing doesn’t come naturally to every infant
and mom, but these tips can help. Your baby is more likely to latch well when she’s alert
and hungry. If she’s squirming or bringing her hand to her mouth, she may wanna eat.
To help your baby latch on comfortably, your nipple needs to go back far in her mouth.
Shape your breast so that your areola becomes an oval, then stroke your baby’s bottom lip
with your nipple. Once her mouth is wide open, guide her on to your breast. Her bottom lip
will cover most of the lower half of your areola, and her top lip will rest just a bit
above your nipple. Her head should be tilted back slightly with her chin pressed into your
breast and her nose free. You’ll know she’s eating comfortably if her hands and body are
relaxed. At that point, you can release your hand. If you feel pain, your baby probably
isn’t latched on deeply enough, which means she’s not using her jaw and tongue to massage
the milk out. To reposition her, place a finger between her gums on the side of her mouth
to break the seal, then try again.

44 comments

  1. Looks easy but I had tough time with my son, to make him latch was not an easy task… Hopefully ill b prepared my future ones..

  2. I love watching babies nurse, its such a satisfying thing. I love nursing my son. Its calming and I know hes having the best food he can have 😍😗😙💖👍👌

  3. I hate watching babies nurse. It reminds me of a big fat tick sucking blood. New lifeforms are just strange. Their instincts make it even creepier. I find it disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.  IT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE KIDS. My views will probably change if I ever become a dad… but until then.. nope.

  4. shes doing this all wrong babe needs taking to breast not taking breast to babe needs to hold at top neck & head needs to learn breastfeed  the womans voice is telling her incorrectly

  5. Babies are the most priceless gift of God and they look very cute; their movements are even cuter. And when we start seeing our babyhood photographs we always get smile on our face and we start missing those blessed days.

  6. Animals suckle their young with their breasts.Civilized people use bottles.Bottles are much cleaner and more hygienic, and it means that Dad can do it as well it he wants to, and also children do not have the HORROR and absolutely revolting thought when they grow up, that they once sucked their mother's bosoms.ICK!!!Women should keep their tits covered.We all know that women's bodies offend God.And they offend Angels as well (Angels are all Male).

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