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.
Many mamas find success nursing baby upright in the Newborn Hug or regular Hug Hold. This is a great option for babies who have adapted to latching on in a vertical position. Many moms report that they love the simplicity and ease of breastfeeding their baby this way in a Moby Wrap. Other moms prefer to position baby horizontally through the Moby Wrap. To do this, keep your Moby Wrap tied on as usual, and tuck baby through each side of the fabric "X". You will not pull up the logo tag panel (the "seat belt"), so it is essential that at least one hand is used to support baby. For safety, baby must be repositioned once nursing is completed. Finally, many moms find that they prefer to take baby out of the Moby Wrap completely, but leave the wrap on, to nurse. Then, 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 reposition upright.
Top 5 Breastfeeding Tips
from The Best for Babes Foundation
1. Prepare in advance
Treat breastfeeding like planning a wedding, or interviewingfor 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.
4. Hit the ground running
Aim for a good latch within an hour of birth and get a pro to help you; pain is
not okay! Your baby is programmed to go straight from birth to the breast, both
for comfort and colostrum - so weighing, tests, and relatives can wait. Snuggle
up: skin-to-skin contact boosts your supply and cues baby to latch well. Demand
pasteurized, screened donor milk if a supplement is medically required.
5. Get in the groove
Remember, the first few days and weeks are a learning curve, but like riding a bike,
you'll get the hand of it soon. Keep phone numbers of your support group and top
lactation consultants handy, and get help immediately if you have any pain. Ask
friends and family to bring a meal or watch the baby while you nap, set small, manageable
goals and acknowledge yourself.