Lexington Women's Health



  • Hold head behind ears
  • Nose to nipple
  • Belly to belly

Offer the breast

  • Sandwich hold
  • Stroke nipple from nose to chin rolling out lower lip
  • Bring baby to breast, not breast to baby

Check the latch-on

  • Flanged lips, open mouth to 140 degrees
  • No pain, no wedged or creased nipple
  • Chin touching breast, asymmetrical latch-on

Assess milk transfer

  • Wide jaw excursion
  • Consistent sucking
  • Audible swallowing (after milk comes in)