When most of us envision a mum breastfeeding her baby we picture her sitting down and tenderly cradling her child. But whether you have other children who need your attention, have to multi-task or have a baby with acid reflux, sometimes the most practical way to breastfeed your bubs is while standing.
Breastfeeding while standing poses an obvious safety issue. What if the baby falls? How can you be sure that your baby won’t take a tumble while you are cruising through the supermarket or are chasing after a toddler?
Fortunately there are a number of fantastic baby carriers, wraps and slings on the market today which are specifically designed to allow you to safely feed your bub while standing. Most include instructions on how you can safely do so, but here is a quick run down of how you can feed your baby in a wrap and in a carrier.
Take your baby and gently push them downwards so that her thighs meet her torso (make sure that your baby stays vertical). Then reach under the shoulder strap and lift your breast to your baby’s mouth (you should still be able to see your bub’s nose and mouth). You can stretch the shoulder strap of the fabric over yourself for some extra privacy or, if you are wearing a Peachymama tank or tee, you will be able to feed while showing little to no skin to anyone but your bub.
Start by adjusting the side webbing buckle so that there is a bit of extra slack. Then slowly lean forward to support your baby with one hand and lift your shirt with the other. Reach beneath the shoulder strap to lift your breast to your baby’s mouth (if she is too high, you can adjust the waist belt). If your carrier comes with a nursing cover, this will give you some extra privacy.
Breastfeeding while standing may come easily to some mums, but the majority of us will need a bit of practice which leads us to our first tip:
Breastfeeding attire allows you to private feed your bubs while also looking fabulous. Our Spring line here at Peachymama introduces a number of brand new pieces, including our on trend and super comfortable Drop Crotch Pants and our classy Paris Twist Front Breastfeeding Dress.
Peachymama does not only offer the latest breastfeeding fashions and designs. We are excited to announce that we now offer bamboo nursing bras! Made of stretchy material, bamboo is incredibly soft, antibacterial and has the ability to wick away moisture. It is also a great material for mums and babies who have allergy-prone skin.
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