Use the cradle hold to breastfeed your baby.
- This is how you and your baby are comfortable breastfeeding. This hold is very common because it's easy and comfortable for a lot of moms and babies.
- Your baby has difficulty latching. This hold can help guide baby's mouth to your breast.
For the right breast, cradle your baby with your right arm. Your baby will be on their left side across your lap, facing you at nipple level. Your baby's head will rest on your right forearm, with your baby's back along your inner arm and palm. Turn your baby's tummy toward your tummy. Your left hand is free to support your breast, if needed. Pillows can help support your arm and elbow. To protect your back, avoid leaning down to your baby. Instead, bring your baby to you.
Reverse for the left breast.