How do I use the sandwich technique
This technique can be used with either the cross-cradle hold or the under-arm hold. In both cases, one hand is behind the baby’s neck and the thumb and pointer finger of the other hand are used to squeeze the breast while pushing the skin gently toward the nipple. This flattens the breast a little and makes it easier for the baby to latch. It is very important that the thumb on the breast is lined up with the baby’s nose and not the baby's ear. The sandwich technique should be used only if it is useful and for as long as it helps.