Did you see this morning's #MilkBoxMom post and wonder how you can breastfeed your baby in a carrier? I'm here to give you some insights and tell you, you can do it too! (If you want)
Here's my I-don't-even-know-how-many-steps process/tips/tricks:
1. Don't even worry about attempting this before your baby is 4 months of age (or older; until your baby has good neck control - for me that was not until 6 months with each of my babies)
2. Practice, practice, practice. Do those #brelfies with carriers look awesome, (but intimidating)? Let me assure you, that beautiful Mama is NOT breastfeeding with a carrier for the first time.
3. Check out YOUTUBE - there are lots of videos. Just see how other women do it! Your search should be "Breastfeed in [insert name of your carrier]" My personal favorite is the ERGO but there is no 'one size fits all' and lots of helpful Mamas put their "how-to(s)" for Lillebabies, Ring Slings, ERGO, etc.
4. re the ERGO, I loosen the bottom so I can lower the baby about 1-2" (ie, so their mouth is at nipple level) AND (this is key - at least for me) - I also rotate them on my hip a little (ie, shift the carrier an inch to the right or left). This really makes me feel like my baby is latched on and placed on my hips where they should be. I personally like the ERGO because when out in public, I also put the "shade" on and feel like I have the ultimate privacy:
My name is Elena aka The Breastfeeding Stylist and the creator of Mama's MilkBox.
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