On Saturday, I spent three hours with a mom and her brand new baby helping her learn the art of breastfeeding. Both mom and dad came into the birth center frustrated and worn out with a baby that wasn’t getting fed because of a bad latch, and by the end of it they left with a well fed baby, information on proper latch and big smiles on their faces. Getting a great latch from the start helps improve your feelings about being a capable mother and makes for one happy baby. It’s so important to take the time, before the birth of your baby, to learn about breastfeeding and understanding what makes a good latch.
If you want a great instructional video that helps prepare or teach you about latch, click this link and watch the instructional video . I also encourage you to take time to explore all the articles there about the basics of breastfeeding. I promise you, it will give you an excellent head start on your breastfeeding adventures! For the direct link, click or paste this into your browser: http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/FifteenMinuteHelper.html