Some women might feel discomfort when her baby first starts breastfeeding – it will get easier.

"I have heard that breastfeeding is difficult and it hurts."

Some women might feel discomfort when her baby first starts breastfeeding – it will get easier.
  • Correct position and latch will prevent pain.
  • Bring your baby to you – touching baby's nose to your nipple; make sure that you are tummy to tummy with your baby.
  • Check to make sure the angle of your baby's mouth is wide around your areola.
  • Make sure that your baby's lips are rolled out like "fish lips".

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If you are feeling pain, get help from a WIC peer counselor, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), your medical provider, or La Leche League.

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How to Breastfeed: Correct Latch

Learn how to correctly latch a baby to your breast and reduce pain.

How to Breastfeed: Correct Latch

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