The cradle hold:
In this position, the mother sits with her back straight. A nursing pillow may be helpful during the early days to provide support to the baby and the mother’s arms. Now, place the baby on the mother’s lap such that the baby’s abdomen is aligned with the mother’s abdomen. The mother then supports the baby’s head, neck and shoulders in the cup of her palm and tucks baby lower body into the curve of her waist. The, the mother needs to support her breast with a C hold, with her free hand, while supporting her baby’s head under the crook of her arm.