I’m a Nurse Practitioner on a neonatal intensive care unit so I knew lots about breastfeeding before having my daughter, and I’ve supported a lot of women with breastfeeding. But theory and practice are so different! I had great support from midwives early on, but it was the fine detail of the latch that turned out to be so important.
The breastfeeding specialist recommended the app when she visited me. In the app I worked on the latch on my own, endlessly watching the video of the avatar baby’s mouth, trying to get my daughter to do the same thing. I also used the advice I was given during one-to-one support, and my daughter’s weight slowly started to creep up.
The app gave me reassurance that what I was doing was right. Without this dual support I might have lost confidence and given up breastfeeding altogether.