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Although it's most important to get the breastfeeding part down first, learn how to carry your baby, then put the two together! Newborns are so little and floppy sometimes that it can be hard to nurse in a carrier until baby's a bit bigger and you both know what you're doing. Just keep practicing and you'll get the hang of it!
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You can use them almost any way, on hip, sling like, front carry, back carry, and all different ages too.
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this is a non expensive way to figure out which position your baby likes, and if you want to buy a carrier that holds the same way, and is "name brand" go for it. It's also VERY adjustable, so if you need a little more slack to BF, you can adjust it easily. I never bought another one, because I loved my wrap too much. I used it from birth to present (18 mo) and plan to use it still, and I may get another one for our next baby, just to get a different color.
All my girlfriends have one now, and love theirs and so do their babies! I don't have to hold his head when I carry him, and I never did, like what you are talking about with the sling. I always wondered about parents having to hold their newborns heads in the baby bjorn ones and such. I never did!
Some babies (like mine) HATE being carried on their back, so a sling was out of the question. Also, just scoot the baby over a little bit to one side and they are right in front of the boob to nurse.
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