Troubles With Latching

Troubles With Latching

May 15, 2024

If your baby is having a hard time latching during feedings, perhaps a lip or tongue tie is the culprit. Both tongue ties and lip ties are characterized by extra tissue located under the upper lip or tongue that is too tight or otherwise positioned in a way that makes securing a proper latching during feedings a challenge for your baby. This will affect their latch regardless of whether you breastfeed or bottle feed. It will also likely affect their ability to use a pacifier.  If you feel that this is the case, your baby's care provider or a lactation consultant can confirm whether or not a lip or tongue tie is to blame and they will offer you possible solutions. 

 

Feelings Surrounding Feeding Struggles

Navigating this situation can cause some distress for parents, especially if this is the first time you have heard of it. If you breastfeed and are finding that nursing is not working due to struggles with latching, this can also cause some disappointment. Making the switch to bottles from breastfeeding can be a tough transition for some. Strong feelings surrounding feeding struggles are completely normal and finding the solution that works for your little one can take some hard work. If you have been bottle feeding up until this point and have had a hard time helping your baby to latch, there are a few things you can try in regards to finding the right bottle to help address these struggles.

 

Find a Bottle That Supports Your Baby's Needs

There are specific bottle and nipple shapes that can support little ones who struggle with the latch issues. Finding one that meets these needs helps encourage a proper latch without causing extra strain. This will also ensure that the milk flows easily during feedings as a way to avoid swallowing extra air, coming unlatched and causing frustration. When looking for a bottle, seek out one that is either round or teardrop in shape. Round bottles tend to have a nipple placement that is in the center of the top of the bottle. This encourages the proper positioning for the baby's head and neck that eases latching struggles. Likewise, teardrop shaped bottles have a nipple placement that is narrow at the top, which makes achieving a proper latch easier.    

 

Choosing a High Quality European Organic Formula

If you are bottlefeeding, ensuring that your baby is being fed the highest quality nutrition is so important. Our German organic formula offers the very best nutrition to meet your little one's needs. With a variety of formulas to choose from, you can feed them confidently knowing that all of our formulas contain no added sugars, GMOs, soy, gluten, harmful toxins, or chemicals. Additionally, they are all derived from free-range cows and goats that are raised on certified organic, biodynamic farms.

 

Subscription Plans

You can now choose from one of our brand new subscription plans to save yourself time, money and stress surrounding ordering your baby's formula!

To sign up, just choose your favorite formula, such as Lebenswert. Click on larger quantities like 10 boxes or more to see the subscription options appear. Now you can select your preferred plan. Save 8% monthly, 10% every 6 weeks, or a whopping 12% every two months! From there, we will handle the rest! This is a great way to take one more thing off of your to-do list while ensuring your baby's needs for nourishment are met. 

Learn More

Are you navigating struggles with helping your baby to latch during feedings? Let us know what has been helpful for you below in our comment sections. 

Additionally, here are some posts to browse if you are interested in reading more about related topics: 

Breast vs Bottle: How to Navigate Guilt Surrounding Feeding Choices

Help! My Baby Won't Take a Bottle! - Organicbabyfood.shop

Signs That Your Baby Is On The Right Formula



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