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Ineffective Latch-On or Sucking

A breastfed baby must be able to remove milk from the breast well. He or she has to get enough milk to gain weight and get proper nutrition. A baby’s sucking also “tells” the breasts to increase or maintain milk production. Poor milk removal can cause problems with weight gain and nutrition because the baby is not getting enough milk. Poor milk removal will cause a decrease in mom’s milk supply.
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Last Updated: 09/2012