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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
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