October 2008


A brand-new Harvard/BYU study uncovers information about how  breastfeeding protects a baby’s immune system.  Read about it here.

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Getting a good latch and position is essential for comfortable, effective breastfeeding. For most mother-baby pairs, pain and discomfort melt within hours or days of finding a good position and latch.

But how to find that great latch? Your local La Leche League Leader is someone who will help you find the position and latch that work for you and your baby. Also, here are some great online resources for finding a good latch. Thank you to LLL Leaders Norma, Joni, and Joy for contributing these links.

POSITION AND LATCH BASICS

ANIMATED LATCH

VIDEOS

LET YOUR BABY GUIDE YOU TO A GOOD LATCH

SPECIAL SITUATIONS:

Here’s a motley collection of the latest breastfeeding news.  Enjoy!