nursing in sling

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Registered: 03-29-2005
nursing in sling
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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 3:17am

okay. so I am kinda of comfortable wearing a sling. i have a slingling and a rocking baby sling that i have had her in since DD was 2m old. I didnt really "know" about them before then.

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Mon, 09-18-2006 - 12:59pm

Breastfeeding in a pouch with a young baby can be tricky, the fit has to be just right and still, you probably will need to support her some. If you can still get her in the cradle carry, then the football hold works well:
http://www.slinglings.com/~slinglin/images/breastfeeding/footballhold.jpg
You start out in the traditional cradle carry, and then slide her around to the breast opposite the shoulder that the sling is on.

The reverse cradle carry works well for all ages:
http://www.slinglings.com/~slinglin/images/breastfeeding/reversecradle.jpg

http://www.slinglings.com/~slinglin/includes/templates/slinglings/images/fabrics/fabric80_10.jpg

My favorite nursing position for older babies is the hip carry:
http://www.slinglings.com/~slinglin/includes/templates/slinglings/images/fabrics/fabric80_5.jpg
This is maybe easier with an older baby than a 6 month old.

I do not have as much experience with ring slings, but I think all of the above positions work in ring slings as well as pouches. A ring sling can be cinched up really tight, which can be helpful.

I have started a breastfeeding photo page on the website: http://www.slinglings.com/index.php?main_page=breastfeeding
It is under construction, not complete yet ;)


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Registered: 03-29-2005
Mon, 09-18-2006 - 1:40pm

thanks i have done the reverse cradle mostly. but i tried the football once.

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Registered: 09-02-2006
Mon, 09-18-2006 - 2:27pm

Here is a link to a couple of positions using a ring sling:


http://www.sleepingbaby.net/wearing/cradle.php


You have to scroll down past the cradle hold and then there are two nursing examples (football and cradle).


GL!

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