Tag Archives: biological nurturing

Science You Can Use: Can skin-to-skin and laid-back breastfeeding help older, non-latching babies?

We all know about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the early hours and days of breastfeeding. But a new study from Sweden takes a look at a different question:  can skin-to-skin contact and a laid back position resolve severe latching-on … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/14/2013

Science You Can Use: Why do my baby’s hands always get in the way?

Ever notice that, just when you’re getting your baby latched on, his hands always seem to get in the way?  They seem to be magically drawn to your nipple, or end up in your baby’s mouth. The traditional advice has … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/27/2012

Booby Traps Series: “They said the latch was fine.”

This is the 27th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. There are few topics that get me going more than the quality of help mothers get in the hospital getting … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/14/2011

The Latest on Latching

Long before books and the Internet, women were breastfeeding their babies. How on earth did they manage without all the instructions about asymmetrical latch, C-hold, cross cradle and football holds and wide gape?! They managed because back then, breastfeeding was … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/21/2011