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Old 11-10-2010, 10:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! I'm just learning to babywear with my 2wo and I'm wondering what kind of clothing you use to nurse with a baby carrier? It doesn't seem like you can just pull your shirt up, so how do you do it? I have a moby, an ergo and a ring sling.


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Congrats on the new babe!

It definitely takes some experimenting... The first few weeks I just wore a nursing bra or tank and the moby when I was home. Or put a large zip up sweatshirt or something on over to go for a walk. Then as she got older, I wore a deep V-neck and pulled my boob out the top while in the moby.

I didn't get an ergo until dd was older but also can only nurse in t by pulling down a low cut shirt...

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 I either wear a lower cut top or a button up shirt. I find it easier than pulling your shirt up anyways. Probably not great for the shirt, but oh well!


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I often wear ruched shirts with a cardigan on top. That way I can half button the cardy on top and pull down the ruched top. Basically anything you can pull down or un-button and flop a booby out of is great for nursing on the go ;o


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As some previous posters already mentioned, a v-neck or scoop neck shirt works well so you can just pull it down a bit over one breast.

 

Sometimes I will wear two layers and fold one layer up prior to putting the baby carrier on if I suspect DS will be due for a feeding.

 

Button ups work well too.

 

Nothing beats nursing in a baby carrier when you're out and about, so very practical!

 

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My babywearing 'uniform' these days is a nursing camisole (I prefer the 'side' sling, not the 'full' sling) with a wrap or cardigan sweater over it. You could throw on a long, wide lightweight scarf to offer privacy while nursing in public if you would like also.

 

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Yeah this!  I like to flop the booby out the top and then cover with a little scarf or my hand.  It was just easier than trying to pull my shirt up if she's wedged in there.
 

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My babywearing 'uniform' these days is a nursing camisole (I prefer the 'side' sling, not the 'full' sling) with a wrap or cardigan sweater over it. You could throw on a long, wide lightweight scarf to offer privacy while nursing in public if you would like also.

 




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I like the v necked t shirts from Old Navy. It does take practice though to nurse in any carrier I think. I've only done this a few times in public and once I really had a hard time b/c he wasn't in the right position. I need to Google a nursing position for the Moby and see what I can try.

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