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Latching advice newborns video

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InFrance2014 Tue 17-Nov-15 07:32:11

This was posted on the Analytical Armadillo Facebook group, it's by Global Health Media project, aimed at mothers in developing world but seems like a lot of great advice, carefully explained, could be helpful to new mums everywhere smile

tiktok Tue 17-Nov-15 13:36:43

That's a nice video, thanks!

InFrance2014 Wed 18-Nov-15 08:47:25

Would have helped me avoid being on nipple shields for 16 weeks last time I'm sure...

Skiptonlass Wed 18-Nov-15 09:43:49

Great video. I'm experiencing quite a bit of nipple pain and have been told my latch is perfect. But looking at this im not so sure it's deep enough. Will spend the day trying to coax the little beastie to open his mouth a bit more and shove more boob in

Lemonfizzypop Wed 18-Nov-15 11:13:33

Yep I was told my latch looked good but was still getting mega cracked nipples, I thought it was just part and parcel of breastfeeding but now I've started kind of pinching my nipple and really shoving it in her mouth (gently of course grin) to get a deeper latch it's soooo much less painful and she's feeding much more efficiently.

Wish I'd watched this video before she was born! I was pretty naive about how hard it would be!

InFrance2014 Thu 19-Nov-15 08:39:19

Skiptonlass I found the tip to stroke down from baby's nose to top lip really helped stimulate her gape reflex. Good luck.

Frasras11 Fri 20-Nov-15 14:25:07

Will definitely be trying the advice in the video. Having huge trouble with my almost 3 week old. She had tongue tie which was snipped at day 4 but the damage to my nipples had been done. Now mixing expressing and trying her back on every few days. But we still don't have the latch right as I just end up sore again and she clearly isn't getting enough and she's not emptying my boob. Currently trying to heal a hole in my right nipple before I try her again. Really don't want to give up but feeling very down and frazzled with the whole thing.

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