How to use the Amawrap as a breastfeeding sling

Use as a breastfeeding sling to feed on the go!*

There are two positions demonstrated in the below video.  First we show you how to lower baby down while in the wrap to be level with the breast, which is the easier method. The second method shown is the cradle carry, also shown in the instructional booklet. 


Feeding in upright position

If baby is already in the wrap, you may need to lower them slightly depending on the size of the baby, and the size of your breasts. (I know I certainly needed to as I was about a H cup at that point!) Loosen the knot, pull a little fabric through, then double knot again. Even the loosened fabric all the way through until baby is lower down, then latch baby on. Make sure babys head is supported by your hand and NOT squished to your boob by the wrap. This way you can tell as soon as baby is finished, and you can provide the appropriate amount of support to babys head. Baby will be diagonally positioned which is absolutely fine.

 

Cradle Hold

You can take baby out for this one! Pop babys bottom and back on one side of the wrap, so they are completely cradled in one side. The other side of the wrap can be used to support babys bottom, as can the third horizontal panel.

Again, as above, make sure your arm is supporting babys head, and as soon as they are done, take them out.

 

 

breastfeeding sling

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Safety

Please ensure that you keep an eye on your babys airway while they are feeding, ensuring that their chin is not resting on their chest and their nose is not being blocked. Readjust your wrap and put it back to normal once you are done, for the same reason. Keeping baby in this position for longer than necessary is not advisable.

*Please ensure that you have fully established breastfeeding before attempting to feed in a sling or carrier.

 

Oxytocin and skin-to-skin contact

The skin-to-skin contact achieved by using the Amawrap releases a hormone called Oxytocin which not only helps the parent and baby bonding process, but also, along with the baby suckling on your breast, will encourage your body to produce milk. ​The body really is incredible!

 

breastfeeding sling

 

To understand how to use your Amawrap for all other occasions, check out our page on How to tie a baby sling