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latch on

Definition of latch on in English:

(Of a breastfeeding baby) get its mouth into the correct position around the nipple: Jamie wasn’t latching on properly, and my nipple got sorer and sorer
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  • This may happen if the baby is not latching on properly to your nipple.
  • Check that your baby is latching on properly to your breast - ask your midwife or health visitor if you are not sure.
  • You are led to believe that your baby will naturally latch on, and off you go on a journey of blissful feeding.
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