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#1 of 4 Old 04-02-2004, 05:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I went to use my homemade didy thingy, and realizrd I cant figure out how to nurse her (had her in an inward facing cross carry). Heeeeeeeellllllp!!!!
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#2 of 4 Old 04-02-2004, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm not sure what kind of sling you made but I'm guessing a didymos-style sling. Check out this site for help. They've got lots of pics and how tos for using this type of sling.
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Hey, grrrl -- no suggestion, but *much* empathy. When Bleuet was Dev's age, I was pretty sure you had to be Gumby in order to bf in *any* kind of sling or carrier.

I FINALLY (in desperation both times, naturally) learned to breastfeed Bleuet in the New Native (sitting up since he is such a "big" boy now) and in the Bjorn. Now I am planning on getting a new sling/carrier and am leaning towards some kind of Mei Tai, mostly because it seems like the best kind for bf'ing.

Oh, ETA that I never figured out how to nurse, or even just plain wear the baby in, the OTSBH. I hate that awkward unwieldy thing. I would get rid of it, but I hear that it can be good to have the padding once your kiddo is bigger.
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Ruby I have the Ultimate Baby Wrap which is similar and never did figure out how to nurse in it. Supposedly it's possible but only for a smaller baby and DD is way too big now. I reserve this carrier now for long excursions like the zoo, etc. and have to take her out and just hold her while BF.
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