Dr Jack Newman - Breastfeeding Help and Lactaion Consultant Training  
Really Good Drinking
This baby is drinking very well at the breast. The pause in the chin as the baby opens his mouth to the maximum, just before closing his mouth, indicates his mouth is filling up with milk; the longer the pause, the more milk the baby is taking in... Watch Now
 
Good Drinking
Note the position of the baby at the breast. Chin in the breast, nose not touching, baby’s lower lip covering more of the areola with the lower lip than the upper. An asymmetric latch... Watch Now
 
Nibbling
This baby is eight weeks old and is doing almost no drinking, though very occasionally one sees a short pause in the baby's chin. A baby who breastfeeds only with this type of sucking could stay on the breast for hours and still not get enough milk... Watch Now
 
2 Day Old
The baby in this video is only 40 hours old. Baby has a pretty good latch. Notice his chin is in the breast, his nose is away from the breast and he covers more of the areola with his lower lip than the upper lip... Watch Now
 
10 Hour Old Baby
This baby is only 10 hours old. Notice the asymmetric latch: chin touches the breast, but not the nose and the baby covers more of the areola with his lower lip than his upper lip. He is also tilted up somewhat towards the mother... Watch Now
 
Baby 28 Hours Old Assisted Latching
Shows latching on. Not perfect, but good enough. The mother had no pain. It did take two tries to get the baby to latch on, but that’s okay; there’s no point in trying to force a baby who does not take the breast to stay on the breast. It won’t work. Note the baby has an “asymmetric” latch, with the chin touching the breast, the nose not touching the breast, and he covers more of the areola with his lower lip than the upper.

Compressions help the baby get more milk... Watch Now
 
Baby 28 hrs old, Baby-Led Mother-Guided Latching
The baby starts searching for the breast. The mother guides him towards the nipple. The baby opens up fairly wide, but the mother does not bring the baby on as well as she could and the baby has a shallow latch. He should have more of the breast in his mouth.

The baby is mostly nibbling at first though there is an occasional pause in the movement of the chin (see other videos showing good drinking).

The mother starts compressing around 1 minute and 10 seconds, and the baby responds by starting to have pausing-types of sucks that indicate he is getting milk well... Watch Now
 
Baby Led Mother Guided Started Upright Left Breast, Latches
When the baby does not yet take the breast or refuses it completely, this technique can help to put the baby in a state where he can accept the breast. The baby is skin to skin with the mother and indicates when he is ready to search for the breast. When he starts searching, the mother helps him, guiding him toward the breast, supporting his back and neck. The mother is careful not to hold his head. Babies need to have their necks supported but not their heads.... Watch Now
 
4 Day Old After Tongue-tie Release With Compressions
The baby just had a tongue tie release.

The mother is doing compressions appropriately. She waits to see if the baby is drinking or not (pause in the chin). If the baby is not drinking, she compresses, holds the compression until the baby stops sucking or stops drinking and then releases. She waits for the baby to start sucking and if the baby starts sucking but does not drink, she repeats the process... Watch Now
 
Squeezing Nipple Demonstrating Difference Between Poor latch
When the baby latches on to the nipple only, he gets very little milk.

When the baby latches on where he should, the milk flows rapidly... Watch Now
 
Inserting A Lactation Aid
This baby needs to receive supplementation.  It is best that the baby receive this via lactation aid... Watch Now
 
Not Yet Latching, Finger Feed to Latch
Finger feeding is to be used primarily to prepare a baby who does not latch on to take the breast... Watch Now
 
Cup Feeding
A good alternative to the bottle. Particularly useful for the baby who is refusing the breast.

Note that the baby laps the milk up with his tongue. One does not pour the milk down his throat... Watch Now
 
Jiggling and Pulling
This is an older baby, about 3 or 4 months of age, whose mother’s production has decreased.

The baby is jiggling and unsettled at the breast because the flow of milk is slow. Note that he hardly drinks at the breast (very few pauses, see the videos Really Good Drinking, and Good Drinking), though his chin is a little bit difficult to see.

This sort of behaviour is often said to be due to an over rapid milk flow but by watching the chin one can see that this behaviour in this case is due to too slow milk flow... Watch Now
 
Tongue–tie Release
A simple and quick procedure that can make a significant difference in breastfeeding success. The research supporting tongue-tie release is compelling... Watch Now
 
Vasospasm Turns Pink
This mother’s nipples turn white after baby has finished feeding. They turn white for some time and then eventually turn pink again. This change in colour is sometimes accompanied by throbbing and burning in the nipples. This is often due to poor latching and/or a yeast infection... Watch Now