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A good latch-on is the key to a good feeding. Regardless of the position you hold your baby, it is the latch-on which is very important.
Latching, basically means how the baby attaches to mum’s breast. The way your baby latches on can determine how successful you will be at breastfeeding.
When your baby attaches/latches correctly to your breast, the movements of her jaw and tongue squeeze the milk ducts, present below areola or the dark portion around the nipple to remove the breastmilk from your breast.This continuous removal of your breast milk allows baby to get both the Foremilk (milk rich in proteins, lactose, vitamins and minerals) and the Hind Milk (Rich in fats),which in-turn will help in healthy weight gain of the baby. It also signals your body to continue making more breastmilk.
Checkout for the signs for Good Latch-on..
Signs of a good latch-on
Latch-on is successful, but is the feeding going well.. Look out for the signs for good feeding
Signs of a good feeding
To conclude, A good latch right from the start can make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable. So, by investing some extra time into making sure your baby is latching on correctly can make all the difference in how successful you are at breastfeeding and how long you decide to breastfeed your baby.