Many moms intend on breastfeeding long before they give birth. It's a great goal to have but, unfortunately, most new moms aren't prepared for the inevitable bumps in the road they'll encounter along the way. Mastering the art of latching, for example, is hard to accomplish for some moms. Although it sounds small, latching is actually one of the most fundamental steps to effective and healthy breastfeeding. Luckily, there are a few common reasons a baby can't latching properly that can explain the root of your breastfeeding woes.
Fortunately for moms who suspect a shallow latch, the issue can be solved and breastfeeding can be the beautiful experience it is meant to be. Spotting the problem is the first step to correcting it, so if you're experiencing any of these situations that lead to poor latch, you're one step closer to correcting it and nursing pain-free.