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Hello, I am having trouble brestfeeding in a wrap. I recently purchased a sling but I'm still learning how to use it properly: babies legs get red.<br>
Any good sites with maybe a video or pictures on how to shift baby with out untieing the wrap?<br>
thank you!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:<br><br>
I'm curious too.
 

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I'm having the same problem and I've just about given up!<br><br>
I do know that if you tie the wrap in a slip knot you can adjust it easier without untieing it. Do a google search for "rebozo".
 

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I have found that youtube has a lot of babywearing how to videos. you just have to sift through random crap to find the good ones.
 

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I haven't figured it out yet either. I've resorted to using my ring sling when I think my LO will want to nurse while I'm somewhere. I can use my wrap when he's just eaten. I'm looking forward to hearing some suggestions. Unwrapping just doesn't seem practical.
 

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I need more info before I can search for appropriate videos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Are you struggling with nursing in the wrap, sling, or both? Is the sling padded or unpadded (padded can be harder to use in general)? Is the wrap stretchy or woven?
 

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You don't have to untie the wrap, however you do have to loosen it (at least the pictures I have seen, this is how it is done). You loosen the knot, then drop the baby down a bit to where he/she will nurse, allow them to nurse, then snug baby up to where he/she was and tighten knot. Does that make sense? I think mostly it is trial to see what is comfy for you and your baby. The baby in this serious of pictures was sitting up the entire time. I think it would be difficult to switch baby from sitting up to cradle. Of course you can start baby off in cradle, if your baby enjoys that position.<br><br>
In your sling, I don't know where your baby's legs are turning red, but make sure his/her bottom is below the knees. The baby should be entirely supported by his/her bottom so no circulation should be cut off of legs. The bottom rail should be under both knees and his/her bottom in the "pouch" you have created with the sling.<br><br>
Take the time to search out thebabywearer.com Amazing resources there and they have a wealth of links to videos that I am sure will help you.
 
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