« Previous Page
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 StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2017 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.