Top 10 Tips

Top 10 Tips


Top Ten Tips

(in no particular order!)

for Successful Breastfeeding

  • Watch your baby not the clock (look for the baby’s prompts like smacking lips together, turning head side to side, rooting, sucking hands…).
  • Stay hydrated (drink lots of water) and get comfy (breastfeeding box of goodies – bottle of water, tv control, phone, snack, magazine).
  • Wait for a wide open mouth.
  • Hold baby in a nice straight line.
  • Tummy to Mummy and Nose to Nipple.
  • If it hurts take Baby off and try again.
  • Finger in the corner of their mouth to unlatch them.
  • Skin to skin helps if Baby is unsettled.
  • Try different positions (lying down, under your arm …..).
  • Relax and enjoy this special time with your little one!

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