Teaching Chart Holding Me Touching You Look what I can do 1 Copy
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Designed to help mothers understand the KEY concepts of:
Full firm frontal contact
To trigger a cascade of hormonal and reflex behaviours in mother and baby.
To support strong, controlled reflex movements of a baby’s head, neck and oral area.
Mouth to breast alignment
That allows baby to take a deep, comfortable and effective latch - includes the ‘Hamburger Analogy’.
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Use the images to show a mother what it means to have:
- Baby’s full-front in firm contact with her body and breast – closely applied.
- A well supported straight back and open posture to make a flatter space for baby’s body fit underneath her breasts.*
- Baby’s body “uncurled”, open and prone against her body.
- The heel of her hand holding baby’s shoulder blades with her fingers relaxed - providing shoulder girdle stability.
- Baby’s whole body facing and closely applied to her body - providing midline stability for the symmetrical movement of the muscles on both sides of baby’s head neck and oral area.
- Baby’s chest snug against the base and side of her breast,* chin into the breast, nose away from the breast. Baby’s instinctive latching posture.
And how to help her baby take a deep effective mouthful of breast
With baby's tongue and lower jaw deep under the breast, the breast fillling baby's mouth, and the nipple resting at the back of baby’s mouth - a safe place where it cannot be pinched or damaged.
- How to offer baby more breast below the nipple.
- Using the images and the hamburger analogy Glover, R. & Wiessinger, D. (2012
- Where baby’s bottom lip needs to anchor on her breast for a deep latch
- Areola size varies – the bottom lip needs to anchor at least 3-4 cm from the base of the nipple
References & Recommended Reading
© Rebecca Glover – Last updated Dec 2012
May be copied for individual educational purposes only. All other reproduction prohibited unless written permission is obtained from the author.