BFing in baby carrier?

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VCoates's picture
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BFing in baby carrier?

After doing some research and getting advice from you lovely ladies, I think I'm going to go with a Moby wrap. My question is, will I be able to nurse in it? I have large boobies, as in an E cup. I'm worried that they will hang too low for me to nurse in. When I nursed DS, I always had to use my free hand to kind of hold my boob so it didn't suffocate him. This was just with regular nursing. I never nursed him in a sling or carrier.

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Mine get to an E when I'm nursing. I was never able to nurse in the Moby, but it was more because DD had pretty bad latch issues for the first 4-5 months and I had to do a C hold the entire time I nursed. Otherwise though, I think I would have been able to. Even better, you can drape the outer side of the wrap over baby's head so that you're completely covered.

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"joysiloo" wrote:

Mine get to an E when I'm nursing. I was never able to nurse in the Moby, but it was more because DD had pretty bad latch issues for the first 4-5 months and I had to do a C hold the entire time I nursed. Otherwise though, I think I would have been able to. Even better, you can drape the outer side of the wrap over baby's head so that you're completely covered.

Yeah, I guess that is the same thing I had to do with DS, the C hold. The only time I didn't have to hold them was when I was laying on my side nursing.

nmc
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My cup size isn't that large so I don't have a lot of advice. The best thing I can say is it will take practice regardless. It took me about a week at home (often in front of the mirror) to get comfortable with the position and learning how to adequately cover. The wrap is great to pull up over the head for almost full coverage although I still used a blanket in case I was around people taller than me. The nice thing about a wrap is that it's adjustable so practice tying it in varying degrees of tightness and hopefully it will work. I love my Moby and wish I'd had it earlier with DD - I didn't buy it until she was about 3 months but then used it almost everyday.

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i agree with PP, i think with practice you can BF in anything. i actually figured out how to bf in my Bjorn.

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I never BF in a wrap but I'm def. gonna try this time. Smile I got one of those utter covers for when I'm in church but if I'm home, I don't care what shows, lol.

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This conversation is very interesting. I never thought about bfing in a carrier or a wrap. Hmmmm...that's something to think about. I really want to get an Udder Cover but can't afford to right this moment.

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My cup size only gets to a dd while bf but I never had an issue feeding Halloway in the moby or ergo. I say with a bit of practice you will have no prob.

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"gdsgft007" wrote:

This conversation is very interesting. I never thought about bfing in a carrier or a wrap. Hmmmm...that's something to think about. I really want to get an Udder Cover but can't afford to right this moment.

It's awesome once you perfect it! You can nurse whenever needed and still have your hands free to do something else. A Moby really provides a lot of coverage by itself but I always felt more comfortable tossing a blanket or burp rag over DD head when I was in public. From your perspective it seems a lot more revealing than it actually is. That's were practicing in front of a mirror helps. Then you can see what others are seeing. Most people would just make comments about how sweet it was that she was sleeping.

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"nmc" wrote:

It's awesome once you perfect it! You can nurse whenever needed and still have your hands free to do something else. A Moby really provides a lot of coverage by itself but I always felt more comfortable tossing a blanket or burp rag over DD head when I was in public. From your perspective it seems a lot more revealing than it actually is. That's were practicing in front of a mirror helps. Then you can see what others are seeing. Most people would just make comments about how sweet it was that she was sleeping.

I am going to give it a try. Something tells me that she is going to have a healthy appetite. Lol. It seems that it will be more convenient also.