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Keeping It Real The Realities of Breastfeeding

Keeping It Real The Realities of Breastfeeding Session 3: Position and Latch – unpicking the puzzle POSITION AND LATCH – this lesson opens session 3 taking the concept of the birth crawl and baby’s reflexes to latch a step further. BODY – BABY – BREAST – In that order – Explaining different positions and the theory of natural breastfeeding which is very much baby led. This section explains what happens if baby has not been getting enough milk. IT’S NOT YOU IT’S BABY – 96% of problems with breastfeeding are down to the latch and not that you do not have enough milk, which is often the misconception. MAKING INFORMED CHOICES BREAST – BREASTMILK & FORMULA – If feeding hasn’t got off to the best start which can be the case a feeding support plan will be put in place and this may be a simple as helping with the position and latch, or having to express your breastmilk as a top up to a breastfeed and then may need the addition of formula milk if there isn’t enough breastmilk to give baby enough for a feed and a top up. This explains about the differences and should support you…

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