The football 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. Place the pillow behind the mother’s back on the bed. Now, cradle your baby’s head in your palm with his abdomen against yours, keeping him in line with the rest of his body Ensure you support his head, neck and shoulders in the cup of your palm and tuck his lower body into the curve of your waist. Now, support your breast with a C hold with your outer free hand while supporting your baby’s head under the crook of your free arm.