How do I know that my baby is latched properly?
Latched properly, a baby will be mostly settled and breastfeed normally. The breast should be held in the baby’s mouth by a strong suction. The baby’s lips may be hard to see because they will be close to the breast, but they should not be folded back into the mouth. If they are, they should be gently pulled out. The baby’s nose should touch the breast but not be blocked by it. In the first few weeks after birth, mothers may feel nipple pain as the baby latches, even if the baby is latching properly.