Re: How do I know if my baby’s latch is wrong?
On the one hand, I feel the way a baby latches on is extremely important. On the other hand, mothers have been breastfeeding babies with poor latches since the beginning of time and breastfeeding worked anyway. But that meant that a lot of women had sore nipples (usually temporarily) and babies had to breastfeed frequently and for long periods of time in order for breastfeeding to work. On the other hand, if you are not in pain and the baby is drinking milk well (see the video clips at www.nbci.ca for babies who drink well -- or not -- and also learn how to latch a baby on "our way," by watching the two video clips titled "28-hour-old baby") and is content and gaining, the latch is good enough.