UNICEF's publication State of the World's Children 2001 which states:

"Improved breastfeeding practices and reduction of artificial feeding could save an estimated 1.5 million children a year."

The UNICEF statistics website states:

"It has been estimated that improved breastfeeding practices could save some 1.5 million children a year. Yet few of the 129 million babies born each year receive optimal breastfeeding and some are not breastfed at all. Early cessation of breastfeeding in favour of commercial breastmilk substitutes, needless supplementation, and poorly timed complementary practices are still too common. Professional and commercial influences combine to discourage breastfeeding, as do continued gaps in maternity legislation."

?Latch Issues?

Try starting your baby with it's nose to your nipple.  Your baby  will smell your milk and open wide.  When your baby's mouth is open wide, then gently and speedily put your baby's mouth around your areola.  The baby's chin should reach your breast first.  Little to no areola on the bottom of your breast should be visible.  If there is still pain, then put your finger in the mouth to break the latch and start over again.


Useful links for information on breastfeeding

At Latch With Me we aim to have women breastfeeding the right way, right from the start

Together we work on:

-          Latching

-          Understanding the difference between a suck and a swallow

-          Breast compressions

-          Skin to Skin

-          Cup feeding

-          Lactation Aid

-          Safe sleeping

-          General inquires


WHY BREASTFEED?:  It is the best food for your baby

It contains every vital nutrient for your baby to have success in life

You get quiet time to bond with your new baby

Studies show that breastfed babies are less likely to develop childhood obesity, cancers, childhood diabetes, SIDS and the list goes on

Breast milk is tailored specifically for your baby

After delivery, breastfeeding helps you return to your normal body size

Breastfeeding decreases your risk of
breast, ovarian and uterine cancer

There are no bottles to buy and sterilize