Hope you are doing well!!
If you are a new mom and especially if a breastfeeding mom, you might have faced situations wherein you in middle of the road travelling, in a mall shopping, visiting a friend at a cafe, a park, a wedding or any public place and your baby suddenly started getting cranky demanding for milk. Though lot of public places like malls, hospitals and airports have started having a dedicated room for feeding moms, but still there could be places where you could not find a place to fed your baby.
An exclusive breastfeeding mother like me cant resist but feeding the baby on the go. I have never thought twice and just gave my baby what he want. You know how??
No, I don’t like to sit down at one place covering us with a big piece of shawl or a nursing cover. No, I don’t like to flash my sanity as well. But sitting down at one place is not my way of looking at it. With an energetic toddler, willing to explore everything new, it gets too difficult at times, to go out with the list of “To-Do list” and come back with all ticks. So I prefer Feeding my hungry, cranky, teething baby on demand- whenever and wherever he wants. And that’s possible with my Soul Slings Full buckle. Read my detailed review here.
I have fed Tuggu while on the way in a car, in a mall while trying to shop, at the airport while waiting to get the security check, while our evening trolls and where not….
When I started my baby wearing journey Tuggu was a little more than a month young and I frankly I wasn’t aware of other super benefits of Baby wearing, I thought it was just to help me wear my baby up close.. but later my love to baby wearing took me to join various groups with like minded people. And there I got to learn about the importance of a good ergonomic baby carriers read here why I chose to still wear my toddler in Soul Slings.
One of the important aspect of baby wearing was Breastfeeding made easy and hassle-free. Yes, you read it right, you can ‘Breastfeed on the Go’ and enjoy your ‘Out Time’ as well which is not very often for a new-mom.
So whenever we travel, I just ensured that I carry my Soul carrier and wear something which is feeding friendly and that’s it.
If you are confused and still thinking- Will that be easy? Will I be able to do it? or how you can do that?
Then the answer is – Yes it easy and Yes you can do that and you can do it while still wearing your baby. And you don’t need any extra cover/shawl, just use the hood of the full buckle or the tail of the ring sling or wraps.
Just Remember, it’s not a Rocket Science, its just a skill which you can learn easily. Watch this tutorial to know exactly how you can do it. There are multiple other videos available on YouTube to assist you. you may also search by type of your soul carrier as well.
The important thing to remember would be
- wearing a breast feeding friendly top/dress like front open button up shirt or your maternity wear. Basically something which you can undo and updo easily.
- It may be possible that your baby isn’t open to get fed in there upright, just keep you baby engaged and keep him upright, hold with your hands as if cuddled in your lap.
- Encourage your baby with some kisses and hugs, well that’s not something we all love. Baby hugs and kisses <3.
Hope you have a wonderful baby wearing and breastfeeding journey. Though it is recommended to exclusive breastfeed your baby for atleast upto six months, but there are times when a mother isn’t able to fed due to medical or any other reason, but that doesn’t make you less of a mom. You may still feed your baby, try bottle feeding in your Soul carrier. I recently saw a friend doing it and I loved it totally.
Do let me know in comments in case you have any questions, would be glad to help you out. Please note that I am not an baby wearing expert, I am just a mom who is passionate about babywearing and loves to read, talk and spread baby wearing love. I will try my best to help you out