Breastfeeding position: the football hold
Like a football player cradles a football, you will cradle your baby under your arm. This lets you see if he is latching on properly. This position often is preferred by moms who:
- Have large breasts
- Are concerned about latch-on
- Have a small or premature baby
- Are sore from a cesarean birth
Place pillows at your side to support your elbow and your baby's bottom. Tuck him into the side of your waist. Place his head in the palm of your hand. Support the base of his head between your thumb and forefinger. If he seems uncomfortable, place a soft blanket between your hand and his head for padding.