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breastfeeding in a ring sling

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snowgum Mon 15-Sep-08 16:13:57

I've just bought a ring sling and want to learn to use it to bf my 3 and a half month dd when out and about.

So far my attempts (at home) have led to a screaming baby and a ring sling flung across the room in order to get the poor child latched on.

Does anyone have any advice or seen any good online instructions?
thanks ....

Lusi Tue 16-Sep-08 00:21:44

You can try looking at zolowear website they have instructions and videos...think I found it useful...still have it bookmarked anyway...
I was never very successful at breastfeeding my LO in mine ... did use it as a cover sometimes when sitting.
Even so I did find it extremely useful -in fact I class one as a baby essential (I still use mine now at 18 mo -mainly as reins)

snowgum Tue 16-Sep-08 14:24:31

> I still use mine now at 18 mo -mainly as reins

thanks i'll have a look at zolowear

cmotdibbler Tue 16-Sep-08 14:33:30

The easiest thing to do first is to put it very loosely around you with the rings on your collar bone, same side as boob to be used, latch baby on, and hold them with the opposite arm to boob in use. Gently tighten the sling around them, and then put the free arm under baby, remove arm from sling, and replace under. Continue to tighten, until you feel it take the weight.

If you search for nursing ring sling on YouTube theres some great videos

I used my ring sling all the time until DS was 14 months, and happily fed him in it walking around.

snowgum Wed 17-Sep-08 10:12:39

ok encouraging. i'll keep practicing ....

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