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So what is the footballholdand why might it work better for breastfeeding? The footballor 鈥渃lutch鈥?hold consists of holding your baby alongside your ribcage with your arm under, providing support to the body and your hand holding the head. Your baby should be close to you with belly and face slightly upwards, but facing your body.

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  • When is the football hold a good position for breastfeeding?

  • The Football Hold is a good position when: You have had a cesarean birth and want to avoid placing your baby against your abdominal incision. You need to see better when getting your baby to latch-on. Your breasts are large.

  • What is the best breastfeeding position?

  • The football hold is the breast feeding position that many mothers find the most comfortable. In this position you tuck baby under your arm just like you would hold a football (on the same side that you’re nursing from).

  • How do I use the football hold?

  • The football hold lets you hold your baby’s head allowing you to help baby latch. -Hold baby with your right arm with baby’s feet at your side. You can also place baby on the nursing pillow for more support.

  • How to breastfeed a newborn baby?

  • Place your fingers below your breast. Allow your baby to latch-on while pulling him/her in close, holding your baby鈥檚 head with his/her nose and chin touching your breast. Keep your baby鈥檚 body flexed at the hip with the legs tucked under your arm.