by Jessica Martin-Weber
Breastfeeding in a Beco Baby Carrier Soliel video demonstrating how to position and adjust the carrier, baby, and breast for hands-free breastfeeding:
The Leakies on the Facebook page had some tips to share for breastfeeding and babywearing, no matter your breast size:
- Don’t wait for baby to be super hungry and upset, it’s easier when everyone is calm.
- If your carrier has a hood, put the hood up for privacy.
- Use a lightweight baby blanket rolled up under your breast for support and positioning help.
- For small breasts, be sure not to drop the waist band too low and don’t be afraid to tighten the straps for better support.
- If you need baby higher, a rolled up baby blanket under their bum can help.
- Practice at home before trying to do it in public.
- Talk to your baby while you position them to help you both keep calm.
- Stretchy necklines are your friend!
- It’s important to get comfortable, don’t end up sore or awkward, practice positioning until it works for both of you.
- Try to have babies head tilted a bit so nose is clear to breath safely.
- Hip carry options can be easier for large breasts.
- Baby’s mouth height should be just at/above nipple.
- Hold your breast for the latch.
What tips would you add?