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If you are using the laid back position, let your baby self–attach to your breast when he is ready. If you are using a different position, you will control the attachment more than your baby. Follow these tips.


Hold your breast with one hand keeping all fingers well under your breast—where the underwire of a bra would fall.


Pull your baby close. Tickle baby’s nose and upper lip with your nipple.


Wait until baby’s mouth opens wide, like a yawn.


Quickly bring the baby onto your nipple and breast so that his chin touches your breast first and he gets a large mouthful of nipple and breast.


If anything hurts or doesn't feel right, your baby is probably not latching correctly. Use your finger to gently break your baby's latch. Try again to reposition your baby. Don't give up, you and your baby can do this.

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