Breastfeeding: Cross-Cradle Hold

Cross-cradle hold for breastfeeding

In the cross-cradle hold, your baby's abdomen lies against yours. One hand is low on the baby's head to give control as you bring your baby to the breast to latch. The other hand (on the same side as the breast being used) supports the breast and narrows it to help the baby form a good, deep latch onto the areola.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant

Current as ofMarch 16, 2017

Current as of: March 16, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

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