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  • Writer's pictureJennie Meyer

We are happy to announce we will be a vendor at the @oprfchamber 2022 Health & Wellness Fair. #Reconnect with the community on Sunday May 15, 2022from 11 am - 2 pm at FFC Oak Park. Click HERE for free attendee registration! #reconnect #HWF2022 #oprfchamber

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  • Writer's pictureJennie Meyer

Let's talk about "Latch and Positioning"

Here are some common tips that I share in nearly every consult!

(these are often in a cross-cradle, slightly laid back position,

or two favorite positions to teach!)

Tuck that bottom arm under/around the breast, so baby can give you a "hug" and get tucked in nice and close for a good deep latch!

Turn baby on their side, tummy to tummy with you.

Look for alignment from ear to shoulder to hip.

Tuck in from between the shoulder blades vs from the head. Tucking the head in tends to tuck the chin in...try swallowing like that? Kinda tricky, huh? Not to mention that baby has an instinct to push back...sometimes leading to a lot of popping on and off the breast...not fun! If you tuck in between the shoulder blades, the head tips back and the nose clears. This helps baby get a deeper latch!

Watch future blog posts for more tips and tricks!

  • Writer's pictureJennie Meyer

It's been a busy month at 4th Trimester Baby! We are now listed on several professional breastfeeding organization websites (USLCA, ILCA, NILCA, and BFChicago) and have been added onto lists at some hospitals. I had the pleasure of observing and connecting with professionals in related fields this month, so that 4th Trimester Baby can truly have a team approach in working with families! From Pediatric Dentists to Speech Language Pathologists to Chiropractors to many amazing Doulas, it's been an enlightening experience. Thank you to those of you who've welcomed me warmly and helped me to learn and grow! 4th Trimester Baby families will certainly benefit as well!

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