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Good Latch


  • Attaching Your Baby at the Breast

  • Cómo Lograr Que su Bebé se Prenda al Seno

What is a latch?

  • Latch is the way a baby attaches to the breast.
  • A good latch is important to:
    • Make sure the baby gets enough milk
    • Avoid sore nipples
    • Help your breasts make more milk

Many moms and babies may need a little help and reassurance in the beginning. Remember, it’s okay to ask for help.