Nursing mamas rejoice! You can wear your baby and breastfeed at the same time! Our friend Sarah Harding Traverso of Asobi Sport Family Fitness helped us put together a couple of quick tutorials to demonstrate two popular ways to breastfeed baby while wearing a Moby Wrap: 1) The Side Hold and 2) The Easy Hold. Rest assured, they're both pretty dang easy, and we're confident you'll find the breastfeeding hold that works best for you and your baby. See the videos for the full tutorial, which includes steps on returning baby to the starting position after nursing.
We'll add more How to Breastfeed in a Moby Wrap tutorials soon, so stay tuned!
2: Gently Pull the Seat Belt Down
3: Pull One Shoulder Panel Away & Support Baby's Head
4: Safely Lift Baby Out of the Moby Wrap
5: Place Baby on the Shoulder Above the Breast From Which You Will Feed (i.e.: Left Breast; Left Shoulder)
6: Reach Under Opposite Panel (i.e.: Left Breast; Right Panel) and Grab Baby's Feet
7: Open Panel & Slide Baby's Feet, Body, and Arms into the Panel
8: Lift Baby & Panel Up while Leaning Back to Gather the Seat Belt
9: Pull the Seat Belt Up & Over Baby's Lower Leg Securing Baby's Bottom
10: Spread the Seat Belt Up & Over Baby's Bottom & Shoulder
11: Latch Baby & Pull Shoulder Panel Down For Privacy
12: Keep One Hand on Baby at All Times while Baby Nurses
1: Start in the Hug Hold; Know which Breast from which you'll Feed
2: Reach Under Same Panel (i.e.: Right Breast; Right Panel) & Support Baby's Head
3: Gently Guide Baby's Head Under that Panel
4: If Baby is Lined up with Mom's Breast, Let Baby Latch
5: If Baby is Not Lined up Perfectly, Shimmy Baby's Bottom Toward Mom's Opposite Hip (i.e.: Right Breast; Left Hip)
6: Pull the Shoulder Panel Down for Privacy; Keep One Hand on Baby at All Times while Baby Nurses
Watch the video!
photo credit: Kelsey Stillinger
Hawaii born, Sarah Harding Traverso is a Stanford graduate, two-time winner of Ms. Fitness USA®, original cast member and retired professional acrobat for Cirque du Soleil. (www.KA.com) She is also a nationally certified Pilates instructor, choreographer, and health consultant. Sarah offers her professional services through Sarah Harding Fitness, Inc.™ (www.sarahhardingfitness.com) In addition, she is a Mom of four (including identical twins) and continues her healthy lifestyle through her Pilates inspired program for parents: Asobi Sport™ Family Fitness. (www.asobisport.com) As a Babywearing veteran and Breastfeeding advocate, she teaches "How To" Babywearing Techniques through her Facebook Page, Blog, and YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/asobisport