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How do I properly breast feed

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Asked by PoeticBlade at 2:44 PM on Sep. 10, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What is the specific question.

    1. Expose your breast
    2. Put nipple into babies mouth
    3. Baby should latch and suck
    4. Milk should let down and feed baby;

    Is there a latch problem or what?

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 2:47 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • ?? I don't know what you are doing now, so I can't say. Perhaps try to find a breastfeeding video online as a tutorial (do these even exist?).  is also a really good breastfeeding resource.  

    Good luck.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:57 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • Try to get as much of the areola into the baby's mouth as you can. The baby's lips should form a soft " V " shape. It should not hurt (except for maybe the initial 5-10 seconds. If it hurts, latch is not correct. Contact your local La Leche League so they can help you in person. A baby who does well with breast feeding will produce 6-8 wet diapers a day.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 3:00 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • With a lactating breast and a baby or child

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:04 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • They should have gone over this with you when you delivered.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 3:09 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • I actually found it extremely difficult and painful, I couldn't take anymore so ended up buying a breast pump to use instead, it got to the point where I was in tears constantly due to the stress and pain so I felt it was the only option, other than formula.

    Answer by kylie_bob at 3:50 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • Are you in the hospital. They should have had a lactation expert come to talk with you. If not ask for one.
    If you are out of the hospital then look up Le Leche League and they will come and help you. I can't imagine how to help you over the internet unless they have a You tube on it

    Answer by Dardenella at 4:20 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • Find a chapter of La Leche League in your city.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2013

  • While holding baby in one arm, and with the other
    hand hold onto your breast and put it in the baby's
    mouth. Pretend it's a bottle.

    Answer by Mycutelittleboy at 12:50 AM on Sep. 11, 2013

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