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Thread: Bad latch???

  1. #1
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    Default Bad latch???

    We somewhat have this nursing thing down. However, Brayden has a horrible latch. Milk is constantly dribbling out of the corners of his mouth. He doesn't have a tight seal. I initially noticed this in the NICU when he was receiving a bottle so it's not just with bf. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Bad latch???

    My best suggestion is to see an IBCLC who can help you tweak your positioning and latch.

    For right now, perhaps the dancer hand technique could help? There are photos near the bottom of this page:
    http://www.leron-line.com/PrematureInfant.htm

    Your IBCLC might suggest the temporary use of a nipple shield:
    http://www.medela.com/NewFiles/faq/premienipshld.html

    And don't forget breast compressions!
    http://www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html

    Keep us updated!

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