Non-latching babies: Why and what to do

Time-frame: 60-120 minutes
CERP: yes

When parents are struggling with a baby who isn’t latching, it is very stressful. They often feel that the baby doesn’t “like” them, or “hates” the breast. Mothers will often become exclusive pumpers or wean early if this issue isn’t quickly resolved. This session will explore the reasons a baby might not be able to latch and how we can help. Both non-latching newborns and nursing strikes will be discussed. Babies are intrinsically compelled to breastfeed. By re-framing the issue from babies not “wanting” to latch, to a baby being “unable” to latch, leaves a feeling of hope. Discovering the obstacles that are interfering with this natural, ingrained process of breastfeeding is a key component. The reasons why a baby might not be able to latch, possible ideas to investigate, strategies to try, will all be covered in this interactive session.



Barbara D. Robertson


Country: USA
Phone number: 734-975-6534
Email: barbara@bfcaa.com
Site: http://bfcaa.com
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Publications

Robertson, Barbara D., An Alternative Treatment: Using ultrasound for plugged ducts. Clinical Lactation. 2016, 7 (4).

Robertson, Barbara D. Breastfeeding Without Birthing- An interview with Alyssa Schnell. Clinical Lactation. 2016, 7(1).

Robertson, Barbara D. Hope from ashes: The creation of the NEC society- An interview with Jennifer Canvassar. Clinical Lactation, 2015 6(4). 156-160.

Robertson, Barbara D. Revisiting Nipple and Breast Pain: A Conversation with Anne Eglash, MD. Clinical Lactation. 2015, 6(3), 124-128.

Robertson, Barbara D. Free to Breastfeed—Voices of Black Mothers. Clinical Lactation, 2014, 5(3), 90-96. http://www.clinicallactation.org/sites/default/files/articlepdf/s3-CL-5-3.pdf

Robertson, Barbara D. Working and Breastfeeding: Practical Ways You Can Support Employed Breastfeeding Mothers. Clinical Lactation, 2014, 5(4), 137-140. http://www.clinicallactation.org/sites/default/files/articlepdf/CL5-4_Final_A7_137-140.pdf