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How to Breastfeed - Deep Latch Technique. 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. Step 4: Watch this video to see it in action! *You may need to use this “flipple” technique before AND after you get a laser or scissor tongue/lip tie revision done. Have you used the flipple and/or the koala hold? Check out my book! Exaggerated latch/deep latch/flipple. Deep Latch Technique. In order to get milk from the breast, the baby must latch onto the breast. 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 following "deep latch technique" can help your baby feed more easily. It can also prevent damaged and sore nipples.

Remember:It's not supposed to hurt to breastfeed. Sore nipples almost always mean your baby needs to be latched on more deeply. Hold your breast with your thumb and index finger on the edge of the areola forming a "C" (football hold), or a "U" (cross cradle hold). Tips to remember: First, all babies have receded chins. Second, the deep latch can be achieved with any position of the baby: "football", "cradle", or "cross-cradle" holds, but it is easier if you sit up straight and use pillows to support you and your baby.

See Other Breastfeeding and Baby Care Help Topics Copyright©2012 by The Pump Station & Nurtury®. 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. 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. If you’ve tried getting your baby to latch and she just won’t do it, we are here to help with easy advice on how to get your baby to latch. Take a deep breath and read on. Before you sit down to nurse Watch for hunger cues: Before you try to sit down and nurse your baby, it’s important to make sure you are relaxed and that your baby is not too hungry and frustrated. Pick a comfortable position: Find a position that is comfortable for you. Most common techniques for latching on. How do I get my baby to open wide?