Sunday, August 2, 2020

Breastfeeding: Good Vs Poor Latch

Hello friends!
On the International Breast feeding week I would like to discuss the difference between a Good and Poor Latching during Breast feeding.

SIGNS OF A GOOD LATCH
•The latch is comfortable and pain free.
•Your baby's chest and stomach rest against your body, so that baby's head is straight, not turned to the side.
•Your baby's chin touches your breast.
•Your baby's mouth opens wide around your breast, not just the nipple.
•Your baby's lips turn out.
•Your baby's tongue cups under your breast.
•You hear or see swallowing.
•Your baby's ears move slightly.


SIGNS OF A POOR LATCH
•Your baby is latching on to just your nipple.
•You do not see or hear your baby swallowing.
•Your child is sucking in her cheeks as they try to breastfeed. 
•Your baby does not have her lips out like a fish. You can see that she has her lips tucked in and under, instead.
•You can hear a clicking or smacking noises as your little one tries to suck.
•Your nipples are sore, and breastfeeding is becoming more and more painful.
•Your breast milk supply is low.

That's all!
Thank you.
Saman Shadman
2nd year MBBS
GMC Bettiah

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