Your baby is latched on properly if your baby’s mouth is covering most of the areola and nipple, and baby’s tongue is not rolling upwards.
Tips on breastfeeding:
- baby’s nose must not be blocked and chin must be touching breast
- allow baby to suckle for about 10-15 minutes on each breast or till satisfied
- practise room-in with baby whenever possible
- feed baby upon demand or wake baby for feed if there is a lapse of 4 hours since the last feed during the day
- detach baby from breast by inserting your finger into baby’s mouth to release suction
- air or apply breastmilk, nipple cream on sore and tender nipples
- always start with a different breast for each feed
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