Teaching Chart Holding Me Touching You Look what I can do 1 Copy




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Double sided & Laminated - A4 (8¼ x 11¾ inches)    Also available: Tear-off sheets & Wall Poster

Designed to help mothers understand the KEY concepts of:

Positioning breastfeeding baby - Stabilizing baby on mothers body

  • Full firm frontal contact

To trigger a cascade of hormonal and reflex behaviours in mother and baby.

  • Stability

 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’.


"Parents are really enjoying the new teaching chart 'holding me'… Thank you so much! Your products are SOOO worth the money."

                                                         Janet Fishstrom Dombro,IBCLC,RLC   read more ....

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.

  • Helping baby latch - nipple above top lipHow 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.