BREASTFEEDING & BABYWEARING
Breastfeeding in a MOBY Wrap
Nursing in a MOBY is a wonderful option for breastfeeding mothers. We recognize that every mother/baby nursing relationship is different. Therefore, our MOBY carriers provide a variety of options for breastfeeding so you can discover what works best for you.
For moms and babies who prefer to nurse in a horizontal position, for safety, we recommend taking baby out of the MOBY Wrap to nurse, leaving the MOBY Wrap on mom. Once baby has finished breastfeeding, baby is easily put back into the wrap in an upright position.
No matter which method you choose, the MOBY Wrap has the added benefit of being a discreet, convenient nursing cover!
When using a MOBY Wrap while breastfeeding, use your arms to support
baby. After feeding, always move baby's face away from the breast and
1. Prepare in Advance
Treat breastfeeding like planning a wedding, or interviewing for a job. Take a class, join or create a support group and interview lactation consultants (just in case). Enroll your spouse - their support is key. Make sure your employer understands that breastfeeding equals fewer sick days, less turnover and higher employee morale. You and your baby are worth it. The benefits of breastfeeding last a lifetime!
2. Get Inspired
Talk to a friend or relative who enjoyed breastfeeding, or read up on celebrity moms and everyday role models. Watch a mom nurse and ask questions. Know what motivates you - that special bond, fewer bottles to wash, or fewer trips to the doctor for both of you! Scope out spots to nurse so you can get out of the house. Psych yourself up. You can do it!
3. Beat the "Booby Traps"
Have a game plan for any bumps along the way. Make sure your ob-gyn, hospital and pediatrician are truly breastfeeding friendly. Ask about their breastfeeding success rates! Find local resources - think expert coach and cheering squad to reach your personal best. Remind nosey bodies and naysayers that we know more now, as with seat belts and sunscreen. Remember, almost all women can breastfeed successfully, and 95% of problems are easily solved with the right help.