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Eight Criteria of a Proper Latch
- The chin is touching the breast.
- The flow of milk will go towards the top and back of the mouth.
- The nipple is centered in the mouth.
- The baby's gums will compress the sinuses beneath the areola and not the nipple tissue.
- The lips are flanged fish-like around the breast.
- The tongue is cupped below the nipple so that the nipple is between the roof of the baby's mouth and his tongue.
- The mother experiences no breast or nipple pain as the infant suckles.
- The baby should have a swalloing pattern of "Close-Open-Pause-Close-Open-Pause."
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