Encourage Baby to Suck Effectively
Again, these pointers can help ensure successful sucking:
- Baby's gums should completely bypass the nipple and should cover all or most of the areola behind the nipple.
- Be sure your nipple is above his tongue.
- Baby should be pulled in so close that his chin is pressed into your breast.
- If Baby's nose seems blocked by your breast, try lifting up your breast or pulling Baby's body in closer to you rather than pressing down on the top of your breast.