Latching and Positioning Links for Support

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition

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)

http://breastfeedingtoday-llli.org/position-to-breastfeed/

La Leche League International

http://www.llli.org/nb/nblatch.html

Breastfeeding USA

https://breastfeedingusa.org/content/article/baby-led-latch-how-awaken-your-babys-breastfeeding-instincts

The Leaky Boob

http://theleakyboob.com/2012/06/in-search-of-the-perfect-latch/

The Latch Looks Good…Really?!

http://themilkmeg.com/the-latch-looks-great-really-tell-that-to-my-burning-nipple/

VIDEOS

Biological Nurturing

http://www.biologicalnurturing.com

Newborn latch (15 minute helper)

http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/FifteenMinuteHelper.html

DIY Breastfeeding YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/DIYbreastfeeding

Nancy Mohrbacher YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/NancyMohrbacher

Dr. Newman (links & videos)

http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=drjack

Global Health (self attachment)

http://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/breastfeeding-attachment/?portfolioID=5623

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.

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