CAN YOU TELL WHETHER A BABY’S LATCH IS GOOD? 如何分辨宝宝的含乳姿势好不好?

Getting the best latch possible when a baby is breastfeeding is crucial for helping mothers with breastfeeding problems and it is one of the skills that we teach mothers at our breastfeeding clinic. A good latch is the basis for:

 

在宝宝吃奶的时候尽可能的让宝宝的含乳姿势达到最佳是至关重要的。这能够帮助妈妈们解决哺乳中的问题。这也是我们教给来到我们哺乳诊所的母亲们的技巧之一。一个好的含乳姿势能够:

 

• Helping a mother with sore nipples.
• Helping the baby get more breastmilk from the breast.
• Preventing future problems such as blocked ducts, mastitis, late onset decreased milk supply and flow of breastmilk to the baby, late onset sore nipples, “reflux”, “allergy to something in the mother’s milk”.

 

• 帮助妈妈解决乳头疼痛的问题。
• 帮助宝宝从乳房得到更多的乳汁。
• 预防将来可能会出现的问题,比如:乳管堵塞、乳腺炎,迟发型奶量供应减少和流速变缓、迟发型乳头疼痛、所谓的“胃食管返流”以及所谓的“对母乳中的某些成分过敏”.

 

At our breastfeeding clinic we teach latching on differently from most others. We teach the mothers to use an asymmetric latch.

 

在我们的哺乳诊所里教的含乳姿势和大多数人所知道的是不同的。我们教妈妈们使用一种不对称的含乳姿势。

 

What does an asymmetric latch look like? The baby covers more of the areola with his lower lip than his upper lip and the chin is in the breast but the nose doesn’t touch the breast – the reason for the baby’s nose not touching the breast is not to help the baby breathe but rather to help the baby latch on as best possible and be able to better stimulate the breast with the lower gums and tongue and thus to get as much breastmilk as possible and to prevent or treat the underlying cause of sore nipples.

 

不对称的含乳姿势应该是什么样子呢? 首先,宝宝的下唇要比他的上唇覆盖更多的乳晕,下巴紧贴乳房,但鼻子不接触到乳房——婴儿鼻子不接触乳房的原因不是为了帮助宝宝呼吸,而是尽可能地帮助宝宝达到最佳的含乳姿势,并且能够用下牙龈和舌头更好地刺激乳房从而尽可能多地获得母乳。这也可以预防或治疗由于含乳姿势不佳这一潜在原因造成的乳头疼痛。

 

Take a look at the two photos below marked photo 1 and photo 2, both are photos of the same baby. Which of the photos shows a better latch – in other words, which of the photos shows a more asymmetric latch?

 

看看下面的两张照片,分别标记为照片1和照片2。两张都是同一个孩子的照片。哪张照片显示的含乳姿势更好呢? – 换句话说,哪张照片显示的更符合不对称的含乳呢?

 

A good latch and a better latch.

One of these baby’s latches is more likely to make breastfeeding easier for the mother and baby. Can you tell which?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compare these two photos of a breastfeeding baby to determine which is an asymmetric latch.

 

比较这两张正在吃奶的婴儿照片,指出哪一张是不对称的含乳姿势。

 

You can find the answer if you read on. If you need help with the answer, read an article with photos which explains what an asymmetric latch is.

 

继续阅读本文就会得到答案。如果需要帮助来理解这个答案,请阅读我的另一篇文章《母乳喂养中一个被广泛忽视的转变》,里面解释了什么是不对称的含乳。

 

If you need help with breastfeeding in Toronto and area, make an appointment at our clinic.

 

如需母乳喂养方面的帮助,可以向我们的诊所预约。

 

At our clinic we have 30 years experience helping mothers with the asymmetric latch, and our lactation consultants have had training and have developed their skills to use the asymmetric latch to help mothers with a large variety of breastfeeding problems.

 

在我们的诊所,我们在帮助母亲实现不对称的含乳姿势方面有超过30年的经验。我们的哺乳顾问都接受过这方面的培训,他们的技能在实践中得到了很大提高,现在能够使用不对称含乳技巧来帮助母亲们解决哺乳过程中遇到的很多不同的问题。

 

ANSWER:
答案:

 

When you look at the two photos, photo 1 shows the baby latched on in a “traditional”, symmetric latch, which often works well enough if breastfeeding is going well and the mother is not experiencing problems with breastfeeding. In photo 1, the nose is close to the breast and the attachment is “bull’s eye” rather than asymmetric. Photo 2 shows an asymmetric latch which is better especially if the mother and baby are having difficulties with breastfeeding. The asymmetric latch works well to prevent problems in the first place. In photo 2, there is a space between the baby’s nose and the breast, the baby’s head is more tilted back (more extended) and the baby covers more of the areola with his lower lip than his upper lip with the nipple pointing more towards the roof of the baby’s mouth.

 

当您观察这两张照片时,会发现照片1显示的是婴儿在使用一种“传统的”、对称的姿势含乳。如果母乳喂养进行顺利并且母亲没有在哺乳中遇到问题,通常这种姿势的效果是不错的。在照片1中,宝宝的鼻子靠近乳房,含接的是乳晕“靶心”的位置,而非不对称的。照片2显示了不对称的含乳姿势。当母亲和婴儿在母乳喂养中遇到困难的时候,这种姿势的效果会更好。不对称的含乳姿势能够在第一时间预防哺乳中的问题发生,而且效果很好。在照片2中,婴儿的鼻子和乳房之间有一个空间,婴儿的头部稍微向后倾斜(更加伸展),宝宝的下唇覆盖住更多乳晕,母亲的乳头在宝宝嘴里指向宝宝的上颚。

 

The answer to the question in the beginning of the article is photo 2.

 

所以本文中开头那个问题的答案是照片2。

 

If you need help with breastfeeding, make an appointment at our clinic.

 

如需母乳喂养方面的帮助,可以向我们的诊所预约。

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