Underarm/Rugby ball hold

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Very helpful if you have:
- A small or pre-term baby
- A caesarean section
- Large breasts or inverted nipples

1. The baby is usually held on a pillow, just under breast height, turned slightly towards you
2. It is very important that the baby is held very close to your side but is not able to touch anything; otherwise he will push with his legs and come too far forward
3. Hold your baby’s head in the same way as in the cross cradle hold
4. When the baby feels your nipple against his nose, his head will be free to tip back between your finger and thumb as you press his shoulders in towards your breast

Information courtesy of www.realbabymilk.org