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5 Quick Tips for Latching Your Baby

By Carol Chamblin, DNP, APN, RN, IBCLC

Before you can begin breastfeeding, your baby must latch. Like breastfeeding, getting the proper latch benefits both you and your baby. A good latch allows your baby to receive the amount of milk they need and helps you to avoid discomfort when breastfeeding.  To help your baby to properly latch, take note of your baby’s feeding cues. When your baby exhibits behavior that indicates they are hungry and ready to nurse, our simple tips can help you to properly position your baby to ensure successful latching and feeding.

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Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health & Infant Care

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