I'm big/big-busted, can I nurse in a sling? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-11-2004, 05:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
crissei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ferrum, Virginia
Posts: 1,769
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not a small woman and I also have pretty big boobs. I want to be able to nurse my baby in a sling but am a little scared of my boobs covering his airways. I want to use a maya-wrap. If you are or know of any big mammas that nurse in a sling please help me out!
BTW I'm new to babys,nursing and slings!
crissei is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-11-2004, 07:50 AM
 
ewe+lamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: just journeying along .....
Posts: 2,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am really big - quite embrassingly so!! However, I nursed my wee one from dot in the sling and then at 6 months in a LLL wrap, you'll need at least 6metres of fabric - it covers up all the bits you need to cover and when you become quite adapt at it nobody even knows you're nursing, I loved it and so did my dd , I stopped carrying her a couple of weeks ago when I found out I was expecting No.2, (dd was two in August). You will need to support whichever boob you are nursing on with a hand so make sure that you have things accessible to the other hand such as purse, bus pass, hankies etc., other than that it is really easy and makes life so much more enjoyable. If you need anymore help or advice please PM me and I'll see what I can do for you.

ewe + dh = our little lambs + we and have many just : and : life .
ewe+lamb is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 07:56 AM
 
mamajessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In tune with the Universe
Posts: 3,747
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:
I want to invest in a sling that I can nurse in also...same big chested boat!
mamajessica is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 08:05 AM
 
ewe+lamb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: just journeying along .....
Posts: 2,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As I say look into the LLL Wraps, contact your nearest LLL leader or look up their website - it will last you from new babe to toddler. 6 Metres is the shortest length I would consider. If you need any other advice let me know as I have diagrams etc on tying, which I can email to you if you would like.

ewe + dh = our little lambs + we and have many just : and : life .
ewe+lamb is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 11:53 AM
 
mamasgirls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 662
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am very big busted and have not been able to nurse in a sling. I cannot nurse dd without one hand holding my breast back from her nose in any position- I keep thinking "maybe when she's bigger"- she is 6 months now.

Good luck to you-

C- mama to K (8) and A (5.5) (8w5d) 10/08, new baby O-2.11.10
mamasgirls is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 03:18 PM
 
shelbean91's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 9,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had no problem nursing in an OTSBH, maya, or new native baby carrier. I'm 38G, 5"6" and currently around 230 lbs. It just takes practice.

Michelle -mom to Katlyn 4/00 , Jake 3/02, and Seth 5/04
shelbean91 is offline  
Old 12-11-2004, 04:08 PM
 
lillaurensmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a bit of trouble nursing dd in a sling when she was little. It does take some practice but usually can be done. I found that I could stuff an infant prefold under my boob (and got pretty descrete about it too!) and nurse her if she'd let me...she hated the sling.

j
lillaurensmomma is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off