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The most common holds are straight across your abdomen/chest and the football hold. When holding the baby straight across your chest. The baby should be on his or her side, with their bodies, ears and shoulders making a straight line across your chest. This position is good for bonding at the child can most easily look up at their mother as they nurse. The football hold has the child nursing on the outer breast while their body is resting like a football, mostly under the mother's arm.This position allows the mother to nurse two children at once, very efficient and helpful for mothers of twins or other multiples.