Perhaps the two most important questions to ask when it comes to latch and positioning are:
- Is it effective?
- Is it comfortable?
It’s important to note that sometimes babies don’t have a “textbook” latch and positioning but they are transferring milk and gaining weight well and mom has no pain — meaning: latch and positioning are by definition good.
Here are some of our favorite resources for latch and positioning:
As always, if you and your baby are having any difficulty with breastfeeding, be sure to reach out to your baby’s pediatrician and an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).
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