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    Breast-Feeding: Cradle Hold

    Breast-Feeding: Cradle Hold

    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.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
    Last Revised April 3, 2013

    Last Revised: April 3, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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