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The 5 Breastfeeding Latches they Didn’t tell you about

An article on Latching recommends that: Ideally, your baby’s bottom lip will be near or on the base of your areola with her/his nose opposite your nipple. When she/he smells the colostrum, he/she’ll bury her chin into your breast, open her/his mouth, and latch on.

However, if you have ever breastfed, you know all this to be hogwash. Babies latch the way they feel. These are the most common five:

1. The Big Chomp-Down!

 

2. The ‘My nipples are cracked but my baby has no mercy.’

 

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3. The Royal Wave OR ‘Somebody Help me, I’m drowning!’

4. The Downward Dog latch

 

5. The ALL.NIGHT.LONG latch

 

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BONUS:

6. The ‘My Mummy is Back from Work!’

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Happy Breastfeeding!

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