Perhaps the two most important questions to ask when it comes to latch and positioning are:

  1. Is it effective?
  2. Is it comfortable?

It’s important to note that sometimes babies don’t have a “textbook” latch and positioning but they are transferring milk and gaining weight well and mom has no pain — meaning: latch and positioning are by definition good.

Here are some of our favorite resources for latch and positioning:

Common Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding Videos

Latch & Positioning Basics

Deep Latch Technique

ABCs of Breastfeeding

As always, if you and your baby are having any difficulty with breastfeeding, be sure to reach out to your baby’s pediatrician and an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).