(I'm not looking for anyone to validate my choice of feeding position... it works for us, so I'm going with it. This thread is just for fun since I'm stuck here with a semi-sleeping baby in the carrier.)
It seems to me that the "experts" disapprove of the cross-cradle position... Ina May says she thinks it's unnatural and nobody would come up with it unless they were taught it; Dr Sears leaves it out of his book entirely. (There may be other experts that praise it... those are just the two books I happen to have kicking around.) This is perplexing to me. The football hold is difficult because I have to sit forward to have somewhere for baby's feet to go, and she still (at 2 1/2 months) doesn't have good enough neck control for the cradle hold, maybe partly because she has to crane her neck around my ginormous boobs--which is why I like cross-cradle, I can support her head!
What do you ladies think? What feeding position(s) do you prefer?