How to Breastfeed: Getting Baby to Latch On
- May 13, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
In today’s video, we’ll be talking one-on-one about breastfeeding!
When you first begin breastfeeding your newborn, you’ll want to concentrate on getting your baby to hold onto your breast in the right way. This grip of the baby’s mouth on your nipple is called the “latch”. Keep reading and watch my video for a step-by-step demonstration with my own little Marielle, now an experienced “latcher”!
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One of the most common breastfeeding problems is an improper latch. Don’t worry mom, you’ll get the hang of it soon enough! If you and your baby are experiencing latching problems, you’ll need to encourage your baby to open her mouth very wide and cover as much of your nipple and areola as possible. This will also help prevent fissures and blisters on your nipples. For more on how to breastfeed with a proper latch, please keep watching!
Take a look and please let me know what worked for you! I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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