Breast-Feeding: Cradle Hold

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Cradle hold for breast-feeding

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 proper latch.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant