We're celebrating International Babywearing Week by featuring some of our readers' stories and pictures while breastfeeding their babies in carriers.
Judging from the number of pictures we received from mamas nursing in wraps, our readers would love to gift every breastfeeding mother a long stretchy wrap, also known as a "simple piece of cloth" or SPOC. The most popular stretchy wrap among our readers is, hands down, the Moby Wrap.
|Danielle breastfeeds her two month old in a Moby Wrap.|
And while many mamas prefer a stretchy wrap when their babes are smaller (up to six months or so), others keep on using one for much longer.
|Kayla nurses her 12 month old in a bright pink Moby Wrap.|
|Emmanuelle nurses her 6 week old in a CurlyMonkey Organic Stretch Wrap.|
|The CurlyMonkey Organic Stretch Wrap is comfortable enough to nurse a 16-month-old babe too!|
|Jenn nurses her 3 month old in a Sleepy Wrap.|
|Jenni's 6 month old reclines while breastfeeding in a Moby.|
|Anita nurses her precious two-day-old newborn in a homemade SPOC.|
Keep trying - you'll get the hang of it! You might get some fussing from baby, who will probably get tired of being taken in and out of it during the learning curve, but eventually she'll thank you for letting her snuggle and nurse, warm and close to your body. (This picture tutorial on nursing in a wrap might help!)
|Christina nurses her eight month old (with amazing eyes!) in a Moby Wrap.|
(1) "My" being Dionna and my hubby Tom.
Check back with NursingFreedom.org throughout IBW - October 6 - 12 - for more pictures and stories of breastfeeding while babywearing.