How to Breastfeed
Proper cradle hold positioning and latching-on help
Encourage Baby to Latch on Properly
If Baby turns his head away, gently stroke his cheek on the side nearest you. The rooting reflex will make him turn his head toward you.
- Encourage the baby to open his mouth wide by moving him toward and away from the breast, touching his lips lightly and repeating until Baby opens wide.
- Baby’s mouth should be open really wide, like a yawn, as he latches on.
- Talk to him and encourage him to open his mouth.
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