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I really want to master this! I've found a few sets of instructions online, but wanted to see if anyone had done it yet and how it went.
Where did you find instructions?
What kind of shirt were you wearing? I almost always wear a tank top when I'm in the wrap to prevent overheating. I only have one nursing tank, and it really isn't something that you would wear by itself, so I'm hoping I can nurse in my wrap in my usual clothes.
Did you do it at home, or out in public?
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I'm no expert, but I'll give you my experience so far!
I honestly never thought to look up instructions online - you're way ahead of me on this! I do read a really fabulous blog and she has tracked her whole pregnancy and baby's life so that's where I get most of my information on baby-wearing and breastfeeding, etc.
I just slip the wrap off my shoulder (whichever side she's nursing off of) and she can nurse upright. Since she's still small, sometimes I will do a cradle-type hold so she can kind of lay down (and maybe even fall asleep).
I don't have a certain type of shirt that I wear with my wrap. In general I've been wearing more button-down shirts or a nursing tank under another shirt. We don't seem to get over-heated, but I tend to run cold anyway LOL.
I haven't done this in public yet, mostly because I nurse her before we go out. So far if she gets hungry on an outing it's when we're getting ready to leave so I just go out to the car, nurse, and pop her in her carseat. She doesn't resist the carseat as much when she's "milk drunk" as I call it! I do plan on nursing in the wrap in public, though I'm a bit nervous as we're still a bit clumsy at it!
Good luck, though! I'm sure we'll get the hang of it soon enough!
I nurse Violet in my Beco carrier. I just unclip one shoulder and slip it off the shoulder. Then I usually pull my shirt up and my tank top and bra down (I almost always have a regular tank on under my shirt). You can't see anything because my tank top still hides the side of my stomach, Violet is blocking the rest of my stomach in the carrier and my breast is hidden by my shirt.
in my moby I always wear bailey facing me. I just loosen it a bit and bounce til she slides down a little bit I then lift my shirt and pull my boob up out of my bra and tank (as a PP said I too always where a tank under my shirt) getting her on is no problem and the shoulder part of the wrap goes right over her head providing tons of privacy, not even my husband knows i am nursing her.
only problem I have found is getting my top shirt back down in the wrap, its all reaching in between the wrap and wiggling around lol...
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
I nursed in a cradle hold in my wrap when DD was a baby, but I always found it to be a little akward. Once she was a few months old, I got a mei tai and I realized that it was really easy to just slide her down a little and nurse her while she was facing me. I was even able to do it just about a month ago, so it works at any age! When I have another baby, I'll probably nurse them the same way in the wrap or carrier when they are a newborn. The only thing I have found with nursing in a carrier is that I usually have to support my breast because the angle is a little more akward than when they are just sitting in your lap nursing.
Andrea, mom to Abigail (6) Annabelle (4) and Alexis (1)