Everyone is nervous about picking up a newborn at first.
But this is the first step in taking care of him. Relax and pick him up slowly.
Place your hand underneath your baby's head to support it.
Place your other hand between his legs to support his back.
Lift him to your body.
Cradle your baby with his head resting on your arm. When you do this, bring him close to your heart.
It doesn't matter if you hold him facing left or right-choose whichever is most comfortable for you.