Breast N Baby


130 W. Willow Ave.,
Wheaton, IL 60187

TX# 630-292-4528
Fax# 630-232-4713



Dr Carol's Advice
Latching-On Checklist ... for the Early Days  
  Baby Latching On
Your view of latch-on Baby at left breast
Baby is interested
  • even if still very sleepy: wiggles, hands go to mouth, mouth moves
Clothing out of the way
  • Yours and baby’s
Support your Baby
  • Baby’s weight is supported mainly by your torso and arm, not your lap.

  • Baby is horizontal, with head, chest, navel, and knees all facing you.

  • Baby’s chin not tucked; nose near your nipple, not chin near nipple.

  • Your hand supports base of baby’s head;
    fingers don’t touch cheeks or press on back of head.

  • Baby’s lower body pasted to your torso, body to body.
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