In the football hold, you sit on a bed or sofa. Your baby is tucked
under your arm and lying along the side you will be feeding on. You can use
pillows to help support the baby and your arms. The baby's head is in your hand
(on the same side as the breast being used), and the baby's upper body is supported by
your arm. With that hand you can control the baby's head to bring the baby's
mouth in quickly for a good latch. Your other hand reaches across to support
and narrow your breast.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
April 3, 2013
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 03, 2013
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