What Is the Proper Way To Breastfeed?

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asked Apr 3, 2010 by anonymous

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Play with your baby to relax you both.

Let your nipple touch your baby's cheek or the side of his/her mouth to stimulate the rooting reflex. When baby's mouth opens, quickly move him onto the breast. Position baby's lower lip towards the base of the areola. This enables the nipple to easily touch and stimulate the palate.

Start nursing baby on one breast.

After she has finished her most vigorous sucking, switch her to the other breast for the last minutes of feeding.

After sufficient feeding, use your finger to gently press the breast away from the corner of baby's mouth to break the suction.

At your next nursing session, start baby on the breast he nursed from last. This way, he will receive approximately equal amounts of milk from each breast and you will avoid any sensation of overfulness in either of your breasts.
answered Apr 3, 2010 by anonymous

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