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Can you recommend a Breastfeeding cover/sling to use in public??

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MyBunnyRabbit Wed 07-Sep-11 23:25:59

DD is 3 weeks, EBF but still finding latching a bot of a fiddle sometimes, especially if I miss her cues and she ends up fractious. I'm desperate to get out the house with her and want to become confident to feed out and about as i'm trying sooooo hard to commit to ebf for at least 4 months.

Which breastfeeding cover / sling should I buy to help me feed in public??

I have big boobs and its impossible to feed her without flashing flesh, especially as latching sometimes a fiddle!!

thanks in advance ladies!!

suzikettles Wed 07-Sep-11 23:37:44

I never used one and found that biting the bullet and just feeding in public helped me get over my nerves once I realised that noone was actually looking at me.

Having said that, my sil was using something very similar to this at a family get together recently and she says she finds it really easy and it's helping her continue bf her dc3 (she switched to formula quite early on with the other two and always found feeding out and about difficult).

I did wonder when I first saw it why she was wearing a pinny, but she was standing up at the time - it looked better when there was actually a baby under there grin

PottyRefusnik Wed 07-Sep-11 23:40:20

At first I used a scarf/pashmina to cover up like this (or just a muslin if didn't have anything else) but once I got the hang of it I didn't use anything. I found it easier to wear a strappy vest top with a top over it. Then I would lift up the top, pull down the vest top and baby could feed and hardly anything was on show. The vest top covered up my post-baby tummy and the top covered up the rest of my boobs/cleavage.

I wouldn't invest in a sling just to BF in, I'm a sling person and love them but never got the hang of BFing in a sling either time. They were a faff and we just got in a muddle.

reallygrumpy Wed 07-Sep-11 23:41:37

I've got the black one of these which I've found really useful. I know there's a view that they look stupid but I breastfed DD1 but always felt uncomfortable bf in public and feel much more comfortable using this with DD2. Plus my FIL doesn't go bright red and run out of the room when I'm feeding. The other benefit is that you can just wear normal tops and pull them up.

GreyTS Wed 07-Sep-11 23:42:51

I use a Bebe au Lait nursing cover, feel a bit ridiculous in it but it's the only way I feel comfortable feeding in public. It's american but available from most online baby stores including amazon and kiddicare

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