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Really Good Drinking - This baby is drinking very well at the breast. The pause in the chin as the baby opens his mouth to the maximum, just before closing his mouth, indicates his mouth is filling up with milk; the longer the pause, the more milk the baby is taking in.
2 Day Old - The baby in this video is only 40 hours old. Baby has a pretty good latch. Notice his chin is in the breast, his nose is away from the breast and he covers more of the areola with his lower lip than the upper lip
Good Drinking - Note the position of the baby at the breast. Chin in the breast, nose not touching, baby’s lower lip covering more of the areola with the lower lip than the upper. An asymmetric latch.
Nibbling - This baby is eight weeks old and is doing almost no drinking, though very occasionally one sees a short pause in the baby's chin. A baby who breastfeeds only with this type of sucking could stay on the breast for hours and still not get enough milk.
10 Hour Old Baby - This baby is only 10 hours old. Notice the asymmetric latch: chin touches the breast, but not the nose and the baby covers more of the areola with his lower lip than his upper lip. He is also tilted up somewhat towards the mother.
Baby 28 Hours Old Assisted Latching - Shows latching on. Not perfect, but good enough. The mother had no pain. It did take two tries to get the baby to latch on, but that’s okay; there’s no point in trying to force a baby who does not take the breast to stay on the breast. It won’t work.
Baby 28 hrs old, Baby-Led Mother-Guided Latching - The baby starts searching for the breast. The mother guides him towards the nipple. The baby opens up fairly wide, but the mother does not bring the baby on as well as she could and the baby has a shallow latch. He should have more of the breast in his mouth.
Baby Led Mother Guided Started Upright Left Breast, Latches - When the baby does not yet take the breast or refuses it completely, this technique can help to put the baby in a state where he can accept the breast.
4 Day Old After Tongue-tie Release With Compressions - The baby just had a tongue tie release. The mother is doing compressions appropriately. She waits to see if the baby is drinking or not (pause in the chin).
Squeezing Nipple Demonstrating Difference Between Poor latch - When the baby latches on to the nipple only, he gets very little milk. When the baby latches on where he should, the milk flows rapidly.
Inserting A Lactation Aid - One way to introduce the tube is to insert it while the baby is at the breast as in this video clip. The other is to line up the tube with the nipple and latch the baby on the breast and lactation aid tube at the same time.
Not Yet Latching, Finger Feed to Latch - Finger feeding is to be used primarily to prepare a baby who does not latch on to take the breast. Note that finger feeding is done only long enough to calm the baby and to get the baby sucking well. This rarely takes more than 60 seconds.
Cup Feeding - A good alternative to the bottle. Particularly useful for the baby who is refusing the breast. Note that the baby laps the milk up with his tongue. One does not pour the milk down his throat.
Jiggling and Pulling - This is an older baby, about 3 or 4 months of age, whose mother’s production has decreased. See the information sheet Slow Weight Gain Following Early Good Weight Gain for some reasons this decrease in milk production might occur.
Tongue–tie Release - A simple and quick procedure that can make a significant difference in breastfeeding success. The research supporting tongue-tie release is compelling.
Vasospasm Turns Pink - This mother’s nipples turn white after baby has finished feeding. They turn white for some time and then eventually turn pink again. This change in colour is sometimes accompanied by throbbing and burning in the nipples. This is often due to poor latching and/or a yeast infection.

 
 
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