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Concorde way to breastfeed: Video and FAQ’s

The Concorde way of latching on in breastfeeding was developed for tonguetied babies and their moms. It appears to be a usefull alternative hold with many other breastfeedingissues. The video, which you can find here, gives an overview of how to offer the breast this way.

But there are many  more questions than can be answered in a short video. Here are the most frequently asked:

Does this hold make clipping buccal ties unnescessary?

Will this way of latching work for every breastfeedingproblem?.

With which breastfeeding issues may this hold be effective?

It is correct that mom’s fingers are so very close to babies mouth?

What about an increased risk of blocked ducts?

Why do you think baby learns to drink well this way?

Do you need to keep supporting the breast the whole feed?

Can you really correct latch without taking baby off the breast?

How can you use this concorde way of feeding after a c-section?

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Breastfeeding the Concorde-way: a manual

At last: a manual for the Concorde-way of latching on. Made by a friend who designs lovely things with her colleague: www.watiets.nl

The concorde method is a way to help mothers and babies breastfeed comfortably with a tonguetie, before and/or after treatment. And it is a way to help those babies practice their tongues at breast in order to make breastfeeding enjoyable for both.

It is also a way to breastfeed that many more mothers and colleagues adopt since it is comfortable to use.

This manual has been tested in daily practice. Feel free to download it, to print it if you wish, and to share it. If you have any questions or want to share experiences with the method please do contact me. It is still a work in progress.Myrte_Concorde-manualK_20122016

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Concorde: werk in uitvoering.

A way to breastfeed I’ve called ‘Concorde’ offers a baby the chance to experience and explore why and how drinking at breast is more effective when the lower jaw is well placed under the areola. And the mother can assist her baby in this exploration while she is usually breastfeeding in more comfort. This is especially the case when a tonguetie and or receding chin and similar issues make breastfeeding difficult for both mother and child.

A manual is just an abstract. It is difficult to catch in words what is in reality a way in which mother and child work together in order to achieve comfortable and effective breastfeeding.

This is not a new way to breastfeed. And ‘concorde’ is an odd name for what is effectively a medieval way to breastfeed.

This is what we now call ‘madonna’hold: a baby that is almost horizontal in mothers arms, with no support to the breast at all.

That is quite different from the way the medieval madonna lactans were depicted: their babies are sitting almost upright on their mothers lap, and mom supports the breast actively. She does this in a way we were taught not to do: almost as if she is holding a sigaret. The emphasis of the support however is at the lower jaw of the baby. And the emphasis on the support for the baby appears to be in the lower back, not behind the head.

This is what is offered in the concorde way of breastfeeding. In another post a more elaborate manual will be shared.

 

 

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