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Positions for Breastfeeding Your Baby


Updated June 02, 2014

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The Cradle Hold
Mom breastfeeding in cradle hold
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The cradle hold is one of the most frequently seen breastfeeding positions for babies. It is great because it allows mom to hold the baby closely and support their little bodies, particularly when they are newborns and not quite able to hold themselves up in any way.

This picture also shows a great use of a nursing pillow to help support the baby and mom's arms.


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