I've been babywearing my 5-month-old since he was born and it has been a lifesaver for me. I've always been able to breastfeed him while babywearing without any issues. However, lately, he has been getting more mobile and active, which makes it challenging to breastfeed him while wearing him. He's always moving and wiggling around and it's making breastfeeding difficult.
I was hoping to get some advice from other parents who have experienced this before. What are some considerations I should keep in mind when babywearing a baby who is older and more mobile? Is there a particular type of baby carrier that works best for breastfeeding in this situation? Any tips or tricks to make breastfeeding while babywearing easier would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help!
I can relate to the breastfeeding challenge while wearing my baby as he became more mobile. Using a structured carrier worked better for me at this stage. I found that the Ergo carrier was a comfortable option for both of us despite his increased activity level.
I also adjusted the height of the carrier, which gave him access to the breast and a comfortable environment to nurse. As he got older, it became easier for me to identify his signals for feeding, and we meshed very well.
Another trick that worked for my little one was wrapping a nursing scarf around my neck for privacy and his head's support while he latched on. The scarf helped me maintain focus while he nursed away, and he enjoyed the feeling of being snuggled up by my chest.
In summary, finding the right carrier, making adjustments as necessary, and using a nursing scarf can come in handy when breastfeeding a mobile baby while babywearing.