Best Baby Carriers for Baby Nursing & Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding and baby nursing is one of the most beautiful bonding acts between a mother and her baby. Besides numerous benefits for your baby's development, breastfeeding also benefits the mother in more than one way.
Because of these many values of breastfeeding for both mothers and their babies, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) both recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and then supplemented breastfeeding for at least one year and up to two years or more.
In order to do that and ensure that a child gets the most out of breastfeeding, it would be necessary to be close to the baby at all times especially when they are less than 6 months old. Babywearing is a logical choice for mothers to achieve this.
A good baby carrier for baby nursing should allow the mother to keep her child close to her and help hold the child in position for the mother to breastfeed the child while she is on the move. The right carrier should also be able to provide sufficient coverage for the mother to allow her to discreetly breastfeed her child in public. All these would make life a lot easier for the breastfeeding mother who would otherwise be confined to home and tired out just holding her child in position while they feed.
For newborns onwards, the best baby carriers for baby nursing would be the baby ring slings or the baby wraps. Both the ring sling and the baby wrap are suitable for use from newborn onwards and are also versatile when it comes to repositioning of babies for breastfeeding. The ring slings and baby wraps also provide the best coverage to faciliate discreet breastfeeding on the go.
Alternatively, if for any reasons that the baby ring slings and the baby wraps are not preferred, mothers can also choose to use at nursing cover to provide coverage. The breastfeeding mother can use the nursing cover with any baby carrier of their choice even if the baby carrier does not provide much coverage.