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Breastfeeding and Babywearing

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So your baby is cluster feeding (normal) but you have a laundry list of things that need to be done. As ideal as it would be to just take this time to enjoy your baby, it's not always practical. Especially if you're like me with a toddler and no family for hours and hours. So what's a mama to do?

My favorite way to get things done with baby is to babywear. Babywearing is convenient in so many ways, and you will find me talking about babywearing a lot. Wearing baby makes it possible to keep baby close, meet his needs, nurse on demand, and get some stuff done around the house, run errands, etc. Here are some ideas on carriers that parents really love!

I personally love using a ring sling or wrap with little babies, and switching to the soft structured carrier once they no longer need the insert. That being said, not all moms are comfortable with wrapping, so the inserts are great for SSCs. Learning how to nurse in a carrier definitely takes practice, but you can do it! It's a great way for moms who like to be discreet to nurse in public as well! I can't tell you how many times I've had a little one chowing down on a three course meal in the carrier and people commented on how cute he was sleeping or how content he was in the carrier.

I prefer to wear a low cut shirt or a shirt with a stretchy collar so that baby can easily access the breast without having to pull a shirt up. Baby and the carrier cover any parts of my body I'm not comfortable showing, and he can easily nurse. The closeness is a great way to get skin to skin, as well, if you're still trying to build your supply. I do urge caution when babywearing in situations where you are cleaning or cooking. You should never babywear close to an open flame, hot stove, or harsh chemicals to protect your baby from potential accidents.


Do you babywear to get things done? What's you're favorite kind of carrier? Do you have any tips on nursing in a carrier?

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