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latch problems

Help With Latch Problems

Ask yourself these three questions to identify latch problems and then consult with a lactation consultant to remedy the issue.

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waking baby

Waking Your Baby for Feedings

Babies are often very sleepy during the first few days after birth, and may need to be awakened for feedings.

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learning to breastfeed

Learning to Breastfeed

After you have your baby, follow these breastfeeding steps to help you get off to a great start.

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breastfeeding frequency

Breastfeeding Frequency and Duration

When you are learning to breastfeed, it’s best to do it early and often. Breastfeed as soon as possible after birth. Then breastfeed at least 8 to 12 times every 24 hours to make plenty of milk for your baby.

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Proper positioning

Proper Positioning for Successful Breastfeeding

Proper positioning is important for effective breastfeeding, as it allows the baby to have a deep latch. Using good positioning is the best way to avoid sore nipples, and it may even help prevent engorgement.

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Bringing Your Baby to the Breast

When awake, your baby will move his or her head back and forth, looking and feeling for the breast with his or her mouth and lips. Theses steps can help you get your baby to latch on to the breast.

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Signs of a Good Latch

A good latch is important for your baby to breastfeed effectively and for your comfort. During the early days of breastfeeding, it can take time and patience for your baby to latch on well.

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Common Challenges

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How It Works

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