Happy World Breastfeeding Week! I’m kicking off this week by sharing a post on how to breastfeed in a baby carrier. I’ve been counting down to this day for a few months, honestly. If you’ve been following my site or social channels for a while, you know that I’m a huge advocate for breastfeeding awareness.
I love talking all things breastfeeding, so naturally, I’m passionate about World Breastfeeding Week! I’ve got tons of great content in store for you guys, and LOTS of fun giveaways! Including a giant giveaway at the end of the WBW (on Monday August 7th) so be sure to check in every day so you can see what kinds of goodies there are to win. Plus, if you are a new or expecting mom, it’s a good idea for you to get super familiar with brands that are helpful to breastfeeding mothers!
HOW TO BREASTFEED IN A BABY CARRIER:
So, if you are a breastfeeding mom who has already heard about the wonderful tool that is babywearing, you are probably wondering, “How on Earth do I get my child to nurse in a baby carrier?” This is a question I get often, and honestly I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about this for quite some time. I use my Tula Baby Carrier most often when I breastfeed. It’s easy to adjust and readjust when I’m done nursing, plus it has this handy hood that allows me to be covered when walking through public (which happens often). Breastfeeding in a carrier will change your life. Especially if you are a mom to multiples.
I wish that I could have filmed a video of this process, but Grace wasn’t cooperating very well, and I wanted to share this with you today, so I promise to share one soon. In the meantime, these images should be helpful to you. It’s really a four-step process. You start by putting your baby in the carrier like normal. Then begin the nursing process by loosening the shoulder strap so that your baby is in line with your breast. Then simply take out your breast, and latch the baby. You may need to loosen or tighten to get a good position, but typically you get pretty good at estimating once you do this a few times.
Once baby is latched, take the hood and clip it up to cover you. Sometimes I use a Baby Tula swaddle blanket for extra coverage, but typically the hood is plenty. Lastly, once you are finished nursing, be sure to tighten your strap again when baby is done nursing for a good carry. It’s honestly so easy! Let me know if you have any questions. I have included some helpful tips below!
OTHER TIPS FOR NURSING IN YOUR BABY CARRIER:
Wear a nursing-friendly top (nursing tanks are great) a tee like I am wearing that’s loose at the neck, or a top/dress that has zippers on the sides! This will be one of the best ways on how to breastfeed in a baby carrier. I’ve included some of my favorites below:
For extra coverage to cover up, while nursing in your carrier in public, consider getting a Baby Tula swaddle blanket. It can also keep baby warm if they do end up falling asleep.
TULA BABY CARRIER ‘FREE TO GROW’ GIVEAWAY:
The carrier I’m using in these photos is a Free to Grow size. This carrier works great for infants 7 pounds to 45 pounds. Grace is 30 pounds now and still fits comfortably in the Free to Grow at the widest and tallest setting. Because my favorite babywearing brand, Tula Baby Carriers is so passionate about breastfeeding awareness week, we are hosting a giveaway together! You could in an adorable ‘Soar’ print Free to Grow carrier simply by entering below on the Rafflecopter form.
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Giveaway will be live for one week (ends Wednesday, August 9th) and a winner will be announced on this form below 24 hours later. Good luck!
Well, mamas, I truly hope this how to breastfeed in a baby carrier post was helpful to you! If you enjoyed this article, please consider pinning any of the images below so other parents can find this article too! Be sure to check out our other breastfeeding articles before you go.