When someone tells you that your “latch looks good” …ask yourself these questions.
Are you feeling comfortable?
Does your baby seem comfortable?
Do you hear and see signs of milk moving from your body to baby?
There are so many good resources for help with latch and positioning.
Relax, get comfortable, get practice and know when to get more help.
Here are several to start with.
Breastfeeding Today (La Leche League magazine)
La Leche League International
The Leaky Boob
The Latch Looks Good…Really?!
Newborn latch (15 minute helper)
DIY Breastfeeding YouTube
Nancy Mohrbacher YouTube
Dr. Newman (links & videos)
Global Health (self attachment)
Also, I’d encourage you to go to free or low cost breastfeeding meetings and groups in your area. They may be La Leche League, Breastfeeding USA, Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association, WIC or others with similar names. They may be at hospitals or birth centers in your area.
From there, the next step would be to see an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for more support. You can often find an IBCLC by going to www.ilca.org or asking around your town for recommendations and references.