In the cradle hold (traditional), you sit up with your back
supported. One arm supports your baby, with his or her head in the bend of your
elbow and your open hand supporting the baby's bottom or back. Your baby's
abdomen lies against yours. Use
your other hand to support your breast and guide it into his or her mouth for a
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
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