Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 8815 Attach

Instructions and Help about Can Form 8815 Attach

By touching your baby at the breast Music breast feeding is a natural and it's also a skill that can take some time and practice to learn the key to successful breastfeeding is good attachment if your baby is attached deeply to your breast she will get more milk and breastfeeding will be more comfortable this video will show how to deeply attach your baby and how to tell if she is attached well there is a common misunderstanding the babies get milk by simply sucking on the nipple like a straw if your baby is only attached to your nipple she will get very little milk but when she takes more of your breast in her mouth your milk will come more easily how you attach your baby to the breast is important for her ability to feed effectively and for you to make enough milk for her growing needs a look inside the baby's mouth will show who I when the baby takes a big mouthful of breast with the nipple pointed to the roof of the mouth the nipple reaches a comfortable area deep in the baby's mouth with the nipple deeper in his mouth he is able to suckle more effectively triggering the milk to flow good attachment is the key to breastfeeding success in contrast in a shallow attachment the nipple is centered in the baby's mouth which is not wide open the nipple lands under the hard roof of the mouth as the baby sucks the nipple gets pinched this is painful and may injure the nipple the baby is also unable to suck effectively and so cannot get much milk what steps can you take to help your baby attach deeply first breastfeed in the first hours after birth healthy babies have instinctual feeding behaviors that help them find the breast and attach many mothers find that continuing this natural position in the early days and weeks makes it easy for their babies to attach deeply next start with a corn baby theater whenever she starts to show signs that she's hungry notice our feeding signals moving her lips bringing her hand to her mouth and turning her head from side to side now is the time to feed your baby before she starts to cry then hold your baby in a way that makes her feel secure and helps our feed most easily bring your baby to you holding her close facing and touching your body your baby's neck should be straight with her ear shoulder and hip in line this will make it easier for her to swallow many mothers make the mistake of trying to push their nipple into their baby's mouth or trying to attach the baby when the mouth is not wide open this is not ideal because the nipple will end up just inside pressed against the hard roof of the mouth which is painful and doesn't let the baby feed as well instead lightly touch your nipple to your babies upper lip this will make her open her mouth be patient wait for her to open her mouth very wide like a yawn then quickly bring her towards you so she takes a big mouthful of breast pulling your baby in gently from behind her shoulders as she takes the breast can deepen the attachment in the second example the baby's nose is opposite the nipple he opens very wide his lower lip stays at the base of the areola and the nipple is aimed at the top of his mouth the baby leads with his chin the mother's hand behind her baby's shoulders moves him straight on to the breast he attaches deeply and drinks well here are a few other points if you hold your breast be sure your fingers are away from your nipple so your baby has room to attach deeply here a mother's fingers are too close to the nipple you'll be in the way of the baby taking a large mouthful of breast like many mothers you may worry that your baby cannot breathe easily while feeding pulling her in closer will move her nose away from your breast how can you tell if your baby is well attached first observe your baby on your breast her mouth should be wide open instead of nearly closed her chin should be pressed into the breast not away from the breast more areola should be seen above the baby's mouth her lower lip should be turns out like a fish not turned inward though in many well attached babies the lower lip is often hidden in the breast your baby's cheeks should be rounded not sucked in also if the baby keeps coming off the rest she probably isn't well attached next look to see if your baby is drinking well by observing the motion of her jaw if she's drinking well her jaw will drop distinctly as she swallows the baby who is not getting much milk will have a continuous fast sucking pattern without pauses and last breastfeeding should be comfortable except for temporary tenderness in the first few days you should not feel pinching pulling or rubbing on your nipple if breastfeeding is painful your baby is probably not well attached if your baby's attachment is shallow gently take her off your breast by putting a clean finger in the corner of her mouth to break the suction now notice the shape of your nipple if the nipple is pointed it was being pinched between the baby's tongue and hard roof of the mouth in contrast a nipple with a normal round shape were situated further back in the comfortable place in the baby's mouth attaching your baby well will get easier and more automatic with time and practice by four to six weeks your baby's head and neck control also will help her deepen the attachment on her own it's important to correct shallow attachment because it