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Greetings -<br><br>
I'm trying to find a way to nurse my dd in our moby wrap, and I would love some suggestions...I carried my first dd in a pouch or ring sling until she got too heavy, at which point I switched to an ergo. Just before my second dd was born, I discovered the joys of wraps. Now my slings are collecting dust, and my new baby is spending her days in the moby wrap - Except for the nursing. I just can't seem to find a way to arrange things. With a 3-yr old to keep up with, nursing my new one on the go would make life much better for everyone around here...<br><br>
My dd is 7 weeks old, and weighs at least 14 pounds (she was just over 10 pounds at birth). Because she's long and heavy, the nursing carry for small babies at mamatoto doesn't work - She doesn't fit sideways across my chest.<br><br>
I've tried the nursing carry for medium babies at mamatoto, but just can't get it to work. My dd doesn't like having her legs wrapped around my waist yet - She still prefers to be mostly linear, as close to a swaddled posture as possible.<br><br>
She dislikes any fabric over her face while she nurses, at least in the holds I've tried so far.<br><br>
She really dislikes being carried in a cradle position. She's all about being upright, so she loves the front-wrap-cross position. Unfortunately, I can't line her head up with my nipples in this carry (the downside of gravity, I guess).<br><br>
Can anyone help me out?<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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well i just did this for the first time last week...in the middle of a crowded mall LOL with an ellaroo wrap. i loosened the whole thing a bit so that she would be lower (oh, i should say that my 3mo is probably around 16lbs and 26" right now). then i pulled up my shirt (didnt have a nursing top...i'd recommend doing it with one of those. LOL) and pulled my boob up to her mouth. to make sure that nobody could see, i pulled the shoulder "straps" (you know what i mean) down over my arms as much as they'd go...and kept my right arm inside the flap (so it was hidden) and i could hold my boob up to her mouth. i'm a size 36G so it was quite a challenge to move that thing into her mouth. LOL but if you're even a bit smaller than me it should be fine.<br><br>
did that explanation make any sense at all??
 

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There are some good links for nursing in a carrier at <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a>.<br><br>
I never could figure it out, so I can't really help you there, but maybe you will find something helpful at this site. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I take ds out of one shoulder strap and hook him to the boob on that side. I take the leg that is still in the wrap and stretsch the fabric even more so to cradle him in a bit better. Then I pull the pouch part up and over, it doesn't cover him all the way but it holds him up so I can have one hand free. I use the other hand to support his head while nursing.<br>
I don't know if I explained it in enough detail to understand fully. But, just play with it. I shop and nurse with him in this position<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thank you all for your responses - I'm convinced I really can figure out how to nurse in this wrap!
 

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When siting upright facing me, I take ds's legs out of the straps and hook him to the boob. I then take the pouch part of the wrap and pull it up over him to cradle him while nursing. I still use one hand to support his head.<br>
Also, a different technique I've tried was to pull on one strap really hard to stretch it out long and then stretsch it wide under his bum, in anupright position and nurse him, then pull the pouch part up and over his body but we don't have the hang of this yet<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I don't know if I explained it in enough detail to understand fully. But, just play with it. I just try to nurse him however I can- boob shots all the time!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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