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How to Breastfeed: Correct Latch on Problems

SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS One common question among mothers is how to correct latch-on problems with their baby. It's important to remember that breastfeeding takes two: a mother and a baby. Latch-on issues can be due to either one.? Sometimes, a baby has trouble latching on because of the shape of the mother's breast or nipple. Other times, a baby may have an issue with its tongue and sucking. Some premature babies have a hard time latching on to the breast because of their mouth muscles or other issues. And in some cases, latching problems can be due to a combination of difficulties for both the mother and baby. The first thing to remember is to have patience. Most latching problems can be solved easily once you get help from someone with experience. Try asking for advice from a friend who has successfully breastfed, a helper in your community or a lactation consultant.? Some solutions you can try are:? Pulling your baby closer to your breast. Changing the positioning of your baby. Using pillows to raise your baby. If you need more help, find a board certified lactation consultant to give you advice on your specific situation. Read more by visiting our page at:
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