Hi in this clip I’m going to show you how
to nurse in public wearing a ring sling. I have my wrap sling, which I happen to love.
I used it for years with my son. When you have a baby in the sling and you want to nurse
it’s very very easy. If they’re in the laying down position, then all you have to do is
drop down the back fabric, pull aside your nursing top, or lift up your blouse. Latch
the baby on, give a little tug to tighten it, and then you can use this extra fabric,
the tail, to cover up for privacy. And this is great if you have an older child who is
at preschool or you’re at the park and you want to nurse with privacy. You have the privacy
of this tail to cover up and nurse wherever you are. When my son was a baby, we talked
to our contractors while I was nursing and they had no idea. So when the baby is done
on this side, which would be like the cross cradle hold, you take him off, put your top
back in place, undo the other side and then your going to lift up the shoulder portion
and lift up the baby from underneath and just swing him around into this football hold.
All the time he’s supported by the pouch, or the sling, but you’re going to want to
hold him anyway. And then you can take this over here for privacy, come underneath and
latch the baby on. And you’re all set to nurse on this side. As your baby is done on this
side, take him off, put your shirt back in place. You can even lift the baby up and burp
him. And then usually a newborn is asleep after nursing, so you can just lay him right
down in and he’s nice and asleep and you can go about your day or chase your toddler or
what ever you need to do. It’s a great, great, handy tool for breast feeding and a wonderful
thing you can use for years. Happy breastfeeding!