My baby will be 1 month this week and I've been exclusively breastfeeding but I notice since reading up on techniques of latching that we have been doing it wrong. I've read a few lists from a few sites. I hear that 'clicking' sound that I'm not supposed to. I pull her head into my breasts instead of her body. Her chin doesn't touch my breasts like it should and I constantly have to hold my breast away from her nose. One website says not to use the 'scissor hold' when holding my breast and thats exactly how I hold it. I do notice pain when I nurse and after she lets go but I just thought it was the normal pain of the 1st few weeks of bfing. What can I do now? What if she doesnt take well to proper latching b/c she has been doing it her way for so long? Dont misread me, I do want to practice proper latching to ease the pain, I just am not sure how. Is there a way to wean her from the wrong latch to the right one?
Answer by AmiJanell at 11:11 AM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 AM on Jul. 13, 2010
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Answer by aeneva at 8:28 AM on Jul. 13, 2010
Try laying back with baby on your chest and doing Baby-led attachment it is a great way to get baby on correct and chin first.
Keep in mind that if baby is getting enough ilk and mom is not in pain then the latch is good, no mtter how it "looks". Since you are having pain then you defintely want to make some changes, but don't worry if you find a way that works well but doesn't look perfect.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:59 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by JKBsMommy at 12:21 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
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