Has anyone used a Mammas Milk Sling?

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  1. Shiv

    Shiv Mummy to Sophia and Cora

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    I have been doing some research on slings for when my new baby arrives and i really like the look of the Mammas Milk sling, but had previously never heard of them. It looks great for breatfeeding which is my main concern with a toddler running around.

    So have any of you ever used one and how do you rate it?

    Thanks :flower:
     
  2. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    Iv just had a look at them and i dont think id get one, they dont look very surportive for you or for baby. If your wanting hands free breastfeeding id sugest a stretchy wrap.
     
  3. Shiv

    Shiv Mummy to Sophia and Cora

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    Thanks - stretchy wraps just look really tricky to tie to me, i shall do some research into it though.
     
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    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    They look realy daunting at first but they are easy once you get the hang of it. Practising with a teddy infront of a mirror is a good way to practice.

    Have you had a look to see if there is a sling meet near you? That might be a good idea.
     
  5. Kate&Lucas

    Kate&Lucas & OH & Mush

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    See I like the look of that. It doesn't look much different to a Babasling or a ring sling. I had a Babasling and it came in handy the first couple of months when Lucas just would not sit upright in a wrap. Is it adjustable? If not you might want something that is. But other than that it looks good :thumbup:

    ETA: I also agree with Lozzy, if you wanted to look at stretchy wraps they're a lot easier to use than they look :)
     
  6. Shiv

    Shiv Mummy to Sophia and Cora

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    You can get adjustable ones. I like the idea of something you can just put over you and voila it's ready for baby! Yes I am that lazy :haha:
     
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    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    A stretch wrap only has to be tied once then you leave it on taking baby in or out as needed :) much better for your back and you can change the position as baby gets bigger, once they get to about 3 months they are not a fan of the cradle position! Have a look at a Moby or Sleepy wrap xxx
     
  8. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    I have a pouch sling for that exact reason, sometimes I just want to fling something on!
     
  9. Shiv

    Shiv Mummy to Sophia and Cora

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    Which one have you got AE?
     
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    Sam292 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a hotsling - very handy but you will want something more supportive for long journeys and as baby grows too. A Sleepy wrap would be good to have as well xx
     
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    Shiv Mummy to Sophia and Cora

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    Thanks for all your replies ladies. I have done a bit more googling and I think i will but a pouch sling (perhaps the mammas milk one) plus a stretch wrap one, i like the look of the sleepy wrap.

    I feel it would be easier in the early days to feed newborn from the pouch sling as it looks like a more natural position for latching. The stretch wraps seem to hol dbaby quite high and if I am honest my boobs have gone somewhat south and I don't think I could breastfeed baby in the upright (hug) position without hoiking my boob up about a foot!

    So my plan is ot use the pouch sling for the early days and then use the stretch wrap when baby is a bit older (3 months say) and for longer walks etc.

    Just don't tell my hubby that I am buying two!

    thanks again
    Siobhan
     

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