Best baby carrier for breast feeding a newborn and up.

Daye - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hello, I love baby wearing! With my first child I did not breastfeed while baby wearing. I was so new to everything it just seemed too hard. However, now that baby #2 is on the way it's time to "kick it up a notch" as far as baby wearing goes. It's not only a desire of mine; it's a necessity. I will have a young toddler to mother and chase after in addition to the new baby. I DESPERATELY need a reliable HANDS FREE carrier that is good for nursing.

I already have a home made mei tai (kinda on the big and bulky side but sturdy) an ergo, a maya ring sling and two hotslings slings (medium and large). I have heard that wraps are great for nursing. But which is better a stretchy wrap or a woven wrap? I am 5'10 with medium/small boobs. I need a carrier to take me to at least 20 lbs. By then nursing will probably be less frequent and I can rely on my ergo and mei tai more.

Thanks in advance!

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Joyce - posted on 07/25/2010

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I love my wraps. I have a moby when I first started learning to wrap and then graduated to a woven. Any way, with a newborn the stretchy is great. You can pre tie which makes it really easy to get baby in and out of the carrier with out rewraping. A woven is great because there is less bounce in it. It's great if you are going to use it well into their toddler years, like I intend to, But if it's just to get you buy till 20lbs, then a stretchy is what I would get.

KC - posted on 07/14/2010

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I think that you will find that the ring sling would fill your needs best. Baby is easily put in and secured in the sling. The sling adjusts to the exact size of the baby, by pulling on the end of the fabric. The sling grows with baby. And the learning curve is next to none, very simple! I love mine!

Ella - posted on 06/28/2010

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I could BF SOME in my moby- once he could hold his head up (4 months). But the Mei Tai is still the best for us. DS is 20 months. I can nurse while shopping.

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Lisa - posted on 09/15/2010

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I liked to breastfeed in my Mod Mum Baby Sling. I was able to get full coverage, so I could breastfeed in public very easily.

Danica - posted on 07/11/2010

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ring slings are good too, I did try the Moby, but I did not like the learning curve of wrapping it, and I never did it up tight enough. My daughter was not big either, so I just never knew what I was doing wrong. I later tried an ergo carrier, which you could possibly breast feed in, but I wouldn't try walking around and doing it in that. I ended up buying the baby trekker and it is possible to breast-feed in that as well. The good thing about the ergo and baby trekker is that you can eventually use them on your back and are better for larger/older babies/toddlers. Not to say the ring sling can't be used on the back or for older babies, just not as easily. I hope this helps. Oh I just reread and you have a mei tai and ergo, well guess you are all set in the future!

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