Steps for a nourishing latch. Sometimes your baby latches easily but sometimes you might need to readjust. If you are experiencing pain or issues while breastfeeding/bodyfeeding the first step is usually "Check the latch".
Steps for a nourishing latch:
🟤 Option to use C hold to position breast
🟤 Bring baby to breast (not breast to baby)
🟤 Brush baby’s lips with nipple
🟤 Wait for baby’s mouth to open wide with tongue down
🟤 Aim the nipple toward the roof of the mouth
🟤 Baby’s chin touches breast first, then mouth over areola
🟤 Baby’s mouth wide open with flanged lip
🟤 Baby’s bottom close to you
🟤 Listen for swallowing sounds
🟤 Look for jaw-swallowing motions
Need assistance with Breastfeeding/Bodyfeeding? Schedule an in-person consultation or virtual visit with me.