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04 May 2009

The Multitasking Mama: Breastfeeding While Babywearing

Now that Gretchen's neck control is rather stellar I've learned a new way to nurse her while in the sling. She can sit right on my hip & be held against me in a way that makes my breast completely accessible to her.

Last night I cooked an entire meal like this -- hands free & still so close to her.





It just feels so right to have her next to me all of the time & though I've been criticized for 'spoiling her' I won't be changing my ways. Attachment parenting just feels good.

In the end, that's what it's all about.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

That is awsome! Its great that you two have bonded so well. Who cares what people say about Gretchen being "spoiled". I know my Drew will be "spoiled" too and as long as everyone is happy, that's all that matters!!

May 4, 2009 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Mikala said...

i regularly take "spoiled" as a compliment that means i have a meaningful relationship with my daughter.

May 4, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

amanda: awe, thank you! I am so happy that I have this kind of relationship with her and I think it's great!

mikala: that is a great response! I think I'll keep that in mind from now on ^_^

May 4, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger JJ Keith said...

Oy, the old spoiling line. My mother keeps warning me not to hold my babe all day because she'll "get used to it." Well I should hope so!

May 4, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

I love it! That is the best.I nursed ivy as we walked along at the zoo yesterday!

May 4, 2009 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Elly said...

Criticized? For babywearing?? I happen to think that's a little silly! I think you should take your own advice and just do what's right for you and little Gretchen - it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. :)

May 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Oi, I had my mother say I should put her down more often too. It's just a whole other generation thing I think ^_^

Thanks for the supports, ladies!

Happy babywearing!

May 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Great to actually see a pic of how to do this. I never managed to figure out how to nurse my first while in his sling, but so want to with my second...whenever that may be :)

May 4, 2009 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Document it for future reference ^_^

May 4, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Adorable! Happy bonding =)

May 5, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Hobo Mama said...

Aw, sweet! I found out this position by accident. I had my baby on my hip when I was washing dishes, and he just leaned right on in. I had taken my shirt off so it wouldn't get wet from all the splashing! :) I guess his thought was, hey, if it's available!

May 5, 2009 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Thank you Claire!

Also, that's so awesome Hobo Mama -- what a fantastic discovery!

May 6, 2009 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

What great pics! With my first, I didn't baby wear until around 5months, so I missed out on the little one cuddling in the sling - I'm thoroughly enjoying it this time around, and whatever anyone thinks about it doesn't phase me. Spoiling, nonsense!

May 6, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Awe thanks -- and keep up that babywearing love!

May 6, 2009 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Silly people, you can't spoil a baby! I never managed to get the hang of nursing in a sling. But I will have to figure it out whenever I have a third child

May 10, 2009 at 2:42 AM  
Blogger Desiree Fawn said...

Exactly!

May 10, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

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