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Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 2:22pm

Breastfeeding sling - freedom sling

Hi, just wondered if anyone uses the freedom sling for breastfeeding as i'm thinking of getting one and just wanted to know if it is worth it or not.
positives and negatives are both welcome and would help.
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Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 8:40pm

RE: Breastfeeding sling - freedom sling

I didn't use that sling, but we have a babasling, and a baby bjorn, and tried both of those for bfing, but couldn't get the knack! I did have something called a baby babette, which is basically a big muslin thing, with a piece of ribbon that went over your head and round your neck, so it couldn't slip down, and you were able to look down to check your baby was latched on correctly. I was able to bf really discreetly, infact I was really nervous about bfing out and about, but this meant I was able to do it in public, in front of male family members/friends, where otherwise I wouldn't have felt comfortable doing so.


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Thursday, September 11th 2008, 11:23am

thanks, will look into that last one coz im fed up of having to hide away for 1/2 an hour.

p.s. ur lil man looks so cute!!!




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Thursday, September 11th 2008, 12:00pm

I don't know if you can get them in the UK, (eBay maybe?) but my friend has one of these and thinks it's amazing

http://www.mammasmilk.com/

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Thursday, September 11th 2008, 12:22pm

I had something similar to the freedom sling and never got on with BFing whilst bubs in it.
In fact, I never got on with the over the shoulder kind of sling what so ever.
DS just seemed so cramped and crooked in there.

During the early days/weeks/months i lived with my hugabub ( http://www.hugabub.com/ ) and popped DS out for feeds. It is possible to feed with him still in there but it was just as easy and nice to take him out as he needed changing after most feeds.
You don't need to take the sling off to feed, just pull the strap aside... It is also pretty good to cover yourself up if you are out and about and shy :)
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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 6:01pm

I've been thinking of getting one of these Breastfeeding butterfly but i'm not sure about it. It's rather expensive and looks like it's nothing more than a couple of metres of fabric tied over the shoulders and around the waist. Is it worth getting one? Or are there any cheaper alternatives around?

I saw a lady using something similar in costa the other day and thought it was a good idea......me being a lady who lunches :D




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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 6:09pm

mmm, looks just like a piece of material to me too! I reckon you could achieve the same thing with a nice pashmina - especially given they are saying it's not to be used as a sling.

Both MrsJ and I have recently bought a babasling which are currently being sold half price in TK Maxx - you can use them as a sling but also for discretion whilst b'fing. Can't tell you yet whether it works though (!)

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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 6:14pm

I like the sound of half price! Will pop into TK Maxx tomorrow and see if they have one of those then. Otherwise, yes i suppose a pashmina would do the trick wouldn't it? I just like the idea of something that wouldn't be too fiddly to 'set up' in a hurry!




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Thursday, January 29th 2009, 7:54pm

I have indeed got a babasling and there are instructions with it on how to bf with baby inside it. I've seen those breastfeeding butterfly things Michelle and I didn't really see the point. it will still be cold when your baby arrives so a pashmina would be a good idea. Personally, if it goes right this time, I'll be so proud I won't care who can see, I'll be whipping them out everywhere!





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Monday, March 9th 2009, 7:46pm

Hi
I can really recommend the Mamascarf. It's a breastfeeding scarf and cheaper than any of the others I've seen. Aswell as being a cover and letting you feed discreetly it gives you a bit of extra support for your arm (not a sling though). I don't leave home without it. I did try a pashmina at first but did not like it as I couldn't see my baby and this allows you to see your little one while you are feeding. not sure of website but could try googling it x
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