[Breastfeeding] “Laid-Back” Breastfeeding

In this episode of the Birthful podcast, we are going to be focusing on “laid-back” breastfeeding (also know as “baby-led latching,” “biological nurturing,” or “self-attachment”). But no matter what you call it, this incredibly natural approach can really help you and your baby get nursing off to a great start. To tell us more, I’ll be talking with the ever-insightful Attie Sandink.

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Show notes: what we talked about!

  • Intertwining laid-back feeding with kangaroo care and skin-to-skin
  • Importance of skin-to-skin immediately after birth
  • Why you should skip the baby hat on the newborn
  • The newborn’s instinctual stages: step by step
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • How keeping birthing parent and baby warm and together helps baby’s blood sugar levels
  • Baby’s natural reflexes: they latch all by themselves!
  • Laid-back feeding after initial separation
  • Preemies and kangaroo care with laid-back feeding
  • Skin-to-skin to wake a sleepy baby


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Attie Sandink

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About Attie Sandink

Through the years, Attie Sandink has set up several prominent lactation programs for professionals, acting as lactation director, educator, advisor, faculty member, trainer and facilitator. She is currently the Canadian Lactation Advisor for CAPPA International, and she also works in the trenches, helping moms and babies establish a good breastfeeding relationship as a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in an active Labour and Delivery Unit.

You can get in touch with Attie in a number of ways! Go check-out and like her Facebook page: Birth and Baby Needs. Lots of great discussion going on there.

You can also get more info on her website, send her an email, or give her a call at +1 289 244 0442!

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