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Videos — Nancy Mohrbacher. Many Moms May Have Been Taught to Breastfeed Incorrectly: Surprising New Research - Mothering. This article from Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA was featured in Holistic Parenting magazine, Issue 9 (May/June 2015).

Many Moms May Have Been Taught to Breastfeed Incorrectly: Surprising New Research - Mothering

Nancy is a wealth of knowledge and a light to many breastfeeding mothers! During the more than 30 years I’ve been helping breastfeeding families, it’s been thrilling to see the rise in U.S. breastfeeding rates. In the early 1980s, only about 50% of American women breastfed even once. Now nearly 80% of new mothers breastfeed. Positioning. Engorgement Help: Reverse Pressure Softening. Finnish | Russian by K.

Engorgement Help: Reverse Pressure Softening

Jean Cotterman RNC, IBCLC. Reprinted with permission from the author. More health care providers are observing that mothers receiving multiple intrapartum IV’s experience delay in expected postpartum fluid shift. Increased edema during the puerperium complicates engorgement, increases sub-areolar tissue resistance, distorts the nipple and interferes with comfortable, efficient latching. Reverse pressure softening (RPS) is a simple intervention that has proven very helpful in the first 14 days postpartum.

Interstitial fluid volume increases 30% above normal before edema becomes visible. Conversely, pumping may attract edema into the flange area, especially at maximum vacuum settings. How do I position my baby to breastfeed? Note: For clarity, we are referring to baby as "he" and mother as "she.

How do I position my baby to breastfeed?

" During the early weeks optimal positioning is especially important. When you and your baby are well positioned, your nipples stay healthy and your baby can feed most efficiently. Concern about sore nipples is a common reason that mothers contact La Leche League. Proper positioning helps eliminate many cases of sore nipples. You may have noticed this is a long FAQ. Basic Steps for Optimal Positioning 1. These steps may need to be repeated frequently during the early weeks. Latch on Techniques for Breastfeeding : Breastfeeding : Babies. If you are a mom that is struggling to get your baby to latch on, you may be feeling frustrated, emotional, and defeated.

Latch on Techniques for Breastfeeding : Breastfeeding : Babies

Breastfeeding is supposed to be a natural process and yet your baby just can’t get it figured out. When you look for advice, you may find that the instructions for latching on are so complicated and contain so many details that you just can’t keep it all straight. Moreover, the information you may have been given on how to latch, even from the professionals, may not be working for you. Deep Latch Technique. In order to get milk from the breast, the baby must latch onto the breast.

Deep Latch Technique

The word "latch" describes the way a baby takes the breast into his/her mouth. The better the latch, the more easily the baby gets mother's milk. The latch looks great! Really?! Tell that to my burning nipple... Causes of nipple pain while breastfeeding and why it does not matter what someone thinks of the latch… “The latch looks fine!

The latch looks great! Really?! Tell that to my burning nipple...

“Ooooohhhh wait, that doesn’t look right” The following photo states this is a “correct” latch, however for many women the latch will never look like this, even though it’s correct for them! “He is not latched on right” the child health nurse said. No pain, no gain? What EXACTLY do we mean by breastfeeding pain? - The Birth Hub. This article is inspired by a post I wrote on facebook.

No pain, no gain? What EXACTLY do we mean by breastfeeding pain? - The Birth Hub

The post prompted a very long thread of thoughts and feelings. Latching and Positioning Resources. No matter what latch and positioning look like, the true measure is in the answers to these two questions: Is it effective?

Latching and Positioning Resources

Is it comfortable? Even if latch and positioning look perfect (and, yes, even if a lactation consultant told you they were fine), pain and/or ineffective milk transfer indicate that there is a problem somewhere, and the first suspect is ineffective latch/positioning. If baby is transferring milk and gaining weight well, and mom is not hurting, then latch and positioning are – by definition – good, even if they look nothing like the “textbook” latch and positioning that you’ve seen in books. “Rules and regulations have no place in the mother-baby relationship. Video Of The Laid Back Breastfeeding Position-Encourage Your Baby To Self-Attach! Did you know that babies are able to self attach?

Video Of The Laid Back Breastfeeding Position-Encourage Your Baby To Self-Attach!

It’s awesome to watch and always amazes the mum how easily her baby can attach and breastfeed without her having to do a thing. Often times in hospitals a mum has someone hold her boob, sandwiched like a hamburger while trying to shove the baby’s head onto her nipple! Although this might work in getting baby to attach, it creates stress for the mum, does not allow the baby to tune into their own instincts and leaves the mum to head home without an extra hand for boob sandwiching! Latch and Positioning. Your baby has instincts and reflexes that help him to latch onto your breast and feed.

Latch and Positioning

You also have instincts for helping your baby to breastfeed. Even so, sometimes breastfeeding can be difficult in the beginning. The following suggestions may help you and your baby to breastfeed more easily and comfortably. Stay in skin-to-skin contact, as much as possible, until your baby is breastfeeding easily. Skin-to-skin contact promotes stable temperature, heart rate, breathing and blood sugar. You can use a laid-back breastfeeding position Be sure that your areolas are very soft. Attaching Your Baby at the Breast – Breastfeeding Series. Exaggerated latch/deep latch/flipple. How do I get my baby to open wide? Some Ins and Outs of Laid-Back Breastfeeding. These laid-back positions not only make breastfeeding less work for mothers, they also make it easier for babies to take the breast deeply, especially during the early weeks.

That’s because in these positions gravity helps rather than hinders babies’ inborn feeding reflexes, which can make a huge difference when babies are at their most uncoordinated. After decades of teaching mothers to breastfeed sitting upright or lying on their sides, many have difficulty visualizing this new approach. One common question I am often asked is whether these positions are practical after a cesarean birth. The answer is most definitely yes. A number of adjustments can be made to help a mother customize laid-back breastfeeding (also known as “Biological Nurturing”) to her body type and situation.

Another possible adjustment is the mother’s angle of recline, or how far the mother leans back. 01_laid_back_breastfeeding. How to get a better latch! The exaggerated latch or "flipple" breastfeeding t... As I discuss here in this video, most babies will latch on the best when they are supported to self-attach on their own, with the mother in the “laid-back” breastfeeding position, or self-attachment in the “koala” hold. Here is a baby self-attaching in the laid-back position: But what about the babies who cannot latch on well by themselves? What about the babies with tongue ties or other physical issues going on that inhibit their ability to keep enough of the areola in their mouth while breastfeeding? This is where the “flipple” technique can really help.

In the following video I discuss how this little breastfeeding trick can work even better if the mother does this while her baby is in the “koala” position which looks like this: Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. How to Breastfeed - Deep Latch Technique.