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15 Ways to Wrap for Breastfeeding

15 Ways to Wrap for Breastfeeding

8th August, 2014 / Baby Wrap Tips / 6 Comments

It’s World Breastfeeding Week when we focus on normalizing breastfeeding so that eventually it won’t be upsetting or alarming to anyone. And so it will be more common and easier for new nursing moms to learn.

Woven wraps can be a wonderful breastfeeding tool.  It is far easier to nurse on demand when nursing in a wrap because you are no longer glued to your house. Bonus: all that physical contact between baby and mother encourage a perfect supply of milk for baby’s changing needs.

Here are 15 carries, 15 different ways to wrap for breastfeeding with the same wrap.

How to wrap for breastfeeding:

Different wrap carries and positions work better for different moms and babies.  Make sure that you have established a good breastfeeding relationship, and learn to use your wrap comfortably, before you try combining the two skills.   Then see what works best for you: most any front or hip carry can be a great nursing carry.  Scroll down for some more tips and lots of video tutorials on how to make breastfeeding work with wrapping.

You might have noticed that most of the carries show baby or toddler in an upright position.  Since most babies are wrapped upright in wraps or other carriers, it is often the easiest way to adjust to nurse in your woven wrap.  To nurse, untie the knot, bounce (while holding the two wrap ends) to let baby’s weight pull the wrap job lower, then re-tie once you have baby at about the right height to latch on.  You can see the videos at the bottom of this post for how to do that.

Don’t let baby go too low, or you will end up using your arms to support him or her.  After nursing you should tighten the wrap to return baby to a position high on your chest which will be better for your body and safer for baby.

Nursing in a Wrap Gets Easier as Baby Gets Older

After the first few months, most babies are able to face downward to reach the nipple from a slightly higher position, and will also use their hands to hold the breast.

Tips to Wrap for Breastfeeding with Younger Baby

While your baby is still young, or for moms with larger cup sizes, you may find it helpful to bring your breast up over the top of a scoop neck shirt or bra so that your clothes help to prop it up and keep your nursing position higher.  Another option is to fold up a burp cloth under your breast to prop it up.

Sometimes it works best to nurse your baby in a cradle position.  Maybe your baby is already nursing contentedly on your lap and you are wrapping around them so that you can get up without disturbing them.  Or maybe it’s the best configuration with your two body types and sizes to keep your knees from hitting baby when you walk!

A larger baby or toddler can be in a cradle position with legs sticking out of the wrap as in this picture:

When nursing newborns and infants, it is important to make sure their airway is clear.  Don’t let their faces get mashed into your breast.  Their little pug noses are designed by nature to leave nostrils clear while nursing. So pay attention and make sure they stay clear of fabric as well as your body.

Make sure your nursing infant’s nostrils are clear while in a cradle carry and reposition them when done nursing.

If you are going to wrap an infant in a cradle position, learn to do so safely. Do not let baby curl into a C shape, with chin tucked to chest.  Baby’s chin should always be well off his or her chest (by at least two adult finger-widths).  Adjust your baby to an upright position after nursing. Baby should end up high on your chest, with chin elevated, and face visible.  That’s the easiest position for a new wrapper to learn safely.

TIP: think about nursing access before you wrap up.  Do you prefer to pull your top up so it covers the top of your breast?  Or if you have a hard time getting your shirt up from under the wrap job, you might prefer to pull your breast out of the top of your low cut neckline (this is also helpful for propping up the breast as mentioned above).

Whatever makes it easiest on you is the best way to go.  If you are self conscious nursing in public, the best trick is to go out with one or more friends that are 100% comfortable with it.  They will be your buffer.

Here’s a wonderful brand of feminism. This doesn’t require you to stay home all the time in order to own your innately feminine ability to nurture life.  If you want to be a nursing mom out in the world: go for it, mama!

14 videos to show you a variety of options for using a woven wrap for breastfeeding:

13 Best Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding Moms | Nursing While Walking At The Same Time!

When your a breastfeeding mom you get the desire for hands free nursing while walking at the same time as breastfeeding! While learning to nurse in a baby carry, then go hands free, then ultimately walk at the same time as breastfeeding can take a little practice, you can get there! Discover the best baby carrier for breastfeeding moms that will allow you to keep your baby close to nurse in plus how to choose the best baby carrier for you!

SPOILER: My personal favorite is this one!

Table Of Contents

  1. Best Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding Moms
  2. Best Baby Carrier Wraps For Breastfeeding Moms:
    •  Best Baby Carrier Wrap: Solly Baby Wrap
    • Runner Up Baby Wrap For Breastfeeding: Boba Baby Wrap
    • Budget Friendly Baby Wrap: KeaBabies
    • For extended breastfeeding + baby wearing: Solly Baby The Loop Carrier
    • Easiest Learning Curve: Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier
    • Easiest Learning Curve Runner Up: Konny Baby Carrier
  3. Best Ring Sling Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding:
    • Best Ring Sling Baby Carrier For Breastfeeding: Nalakai Ring Sling Baby Carrier
    • Sling Ring Carrier Runner Up: Moby Ring Sling
    • Best Sling Baby Carrier For Newborn: Wisremt
  4. Best Structured Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding:
    • Best Overall (TIED): Ergobaby Omni 360 + Lillebaby 6-in-1
    • Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier for Newborn to Toddler with Lumbar Support
    • Lillebaby Original 6-in-1 Baby Carrier
    • For Newborns: BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini
    • For Newborns with Lumbar Support: Ergobaby Embrace Baby Carrier
    • For Plus Size Moms: Tula Baby Carrier
  5. How To Choose The Best Baby Carrier For Breastfeeding Moms:
    • Style
    • Safety
    • Support
    • Comfort
    • Ease of Use
    • Privacy
    • Cost
    • Durability
    • Cleaning
  7. FAQS About Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding Moms
    • When to start using a baby carrier:
    • Can you wear your baby too much?
    • Can I wear baby all day?
    • Are baby slings safe for newborns?
    • Which baby carriers are best for newborns?
    • Which is better: baby wrap or carrier?
    • Can you breastfeed with a baby sling?
    • Can you breastfeed with a baby wrap?
    • Can you breastfeed in a baby carrier?
    • How do you breastfeed in a baby carrier?
  8. Final Thoughts on breastfeeding carriers:
    • Which baby carrier is best for breastfeeding?

Best Baby Carrier Wraps For Breastfeeding Moms:

 Best Baby Carrier Wrap: Solly Baby Wrap

Solly is known for their ultra soft baby carriers that are also SUPER cute! They are my #1 baby carrier in general, but also the most comfortable and breathable baby wrap I've tried!

They work great for babies from 8 to 25 lbs. They come in over 20 colors to choose from. Since baby wraps are adjustable, this can be worn by the breastfeeding mama as well as any other caregivers.

I cover how to tie your baby wrap here. And if you're new to baby wearing, I have to say, baby wraps are the best baby carrier I've found to actually reduce crying, extend naps while mom goes hands free around the house, and help with any gas or reflux. They perfectly position the baby on mama's chest! So while they can seem intimidating at first, they do work amazing for soothing baby and boosting bonding.

As far as nursing in the wrap, it takes some getting used to but IS possible! And if you don't feel

comfortable doing it, the wrap offers nice privacy coverage if nursing in public, without having to cover your baby's face with a blanket.

Their wraps are made from 100% certified Lenzing modal. Lenzing modal is a luxuriously silky-soft, sustainable knit made from the pulp of Austrian beechwood trees and manufactured right in Los Angeles. Lenzing uses wood and wood pulp that is free of pesticides.

The finished product is incredibly lightweight, cool to the touch, and durable enough to be machine-washed (delicate cycle) and tumbled dry (low heat) without wearing down. All of their dyes are environmentally-friendly, nontoxic and AZO-, phthalate- and metal-free. They also do not use flame retardants, which is an huge win as those can be endocrine disruptor and with how close baby breathes in a baby wrap, you'll want a super clean material like this one! Plus it's hip healthy certified.

The lightweight, stretchy – yet sturdy – material is the easiest to adjust of all the baby wraps I've tested, making it the best for breastfeeding mama's to lower their baby to the boob, while remaining secure when needed.

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  • 8 to 25 lbs
  • 5.5 yards in length makes it great for petite to plus size breastfeeding moms
  • Sustainably made from 100% certified Lenzing modal (sourced from the pulp of Austrian Beechwood trees) and free of pesiticides
  • Lightweight comfortable fabric is much easier to adjust while wearing than any other baby wrap I've tried.
  • Not specific to Solly baby, but baby wraps can feel intimidating the first few times and can take some getting used to for nursing in them
  • Can only wear baby on chest facing you (true for all baby wraps)

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Runner Up Baby Wrap For Breastfeeding: Boba Baby Wrap

The Boba Baby Wrap is a simple and easy to use wrap carrier that transitions throughout the first year. It can hold babies up to 35 pounds. The French terry material is made from 95% cotton and five percent spandex for stretch and breathability, but it does feel a little stiff compared to Solly baby's wrap.

With five yards of fabric, and a green tag that helps you find the center, this wrap is easy to tie. Plus it’s certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) — meaning that you don’t have to worry about creating muscular developmental issues if you use this wrap to baby wear. You can choose from 13 colors here.

  • Supports up to 35lbs
  • 5-yard length ideal for plus size wearers
  • Affordable
  • A little stiffer and harder to adjust while wearing

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Budget Friendly Baby Wrap: KeaBabies

Whether you’re shopping on a budget or want to get an extra wrap carrier, the KeaBabies wrap is a great choice for a modest price. Available in 11 colors, this option also supports up to 35 pounds. You’ll like that it also comes with an instruction video to guide you on the multiple positions. 

The KaeBabies wrap has one the Baby Maternity Magazine 2019 Top Choice Award and the 2019 Family Choice Award. This wrap is also machine washable and made from cotton. We like that you can also use this as a swaddling blanket. 

  • Supports up to 35lbs
  • Award winning selection 
  • A little thicker/scratchier fabric compared to others
  • No details on how their fabric is manufactured

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For extended breastfeeding + baby wearing: Solly Baby The Loop Carrier

The Solly Baby loop carrier is THE BEST for extended wear! It's the ease of a sling with the hidden loop feature, with the support of a wrap.

It is designed for babies 15 to 45 lbs. It's currently offered in four beautiful, breathable colors. It comes in two sizes that fit from XS to 3XL and is hip healthy certified. It's made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and is machine washable.

With that said, cotton definitely feels DIFFERENT than the super soft lenzing modal Solly uses on their wraps. So it'll feel a bit stiffer/thicker. However with each wash it gets softer and softer. It also provides a ton of support, while still remaining breathable.

  • For babies 15-45 lbs
  • GOTS 100% organic cotton certified
  • Promotes extended baby wearing and works for mom's who extend breastfeeding beyond the first year.
  • Not as soft as the Solly wrap

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Easiest Learning Curve: Baby K’tan Original Baby Carrier

If the idea of wrapping and tying yourself up before adding your baby to the mix sounds intimidating, you’ll like the Baby K’Tan Original Baby Carrier. It features a pre-wrapped design so that all you have to do is slip into it. It supports up to 35 pounds and is also compatible with newborns. 

You’ll like that there are also multiple sizes from XXS through XL which translates to dress sizes from zero to 24. You can adjust this carrier into five positions, including a sling wrap for newborns and preemies. The Original Wrap won the 2020 Gugu Guru Village Love Pick, Verywell Family 2019 Best Baby Wraps and Slings, 2019 Experienced Mommy Award, 2019 Baby & Children’s Product News, and the 2019 Babylist Best award. It's also Hip Healthy Approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute!

We give it a win because Baby K'tan features a few different materials to choose from, and plenty of colors in each style! The Original and Breeze carriers are 100% cotton, they also have the “Active Oasis” baby carrier which is a nylon, spandex poly blend that's silky soft and moisture wicking while providing 90% UVA protection. Lastly, they offer the Organic version that's GOTS certified 100% Organic cotton. All their carriers are machine washable too!

  • Pre-wrapped design is great for beginners
  • Large size range from 0 to 24
  • Includes sling positions for newborns and preemies
  • For newborn up to 35 lbs
  • Multiple fabric options
  • 100% Cotton blends may feel stay and scratchy at first
  • Sizes are person dependent; meaning you cannot share this baby carrier with your spouse or other caregivers if they are a different size

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Easiest Learning Curve Runner Up: Konny Baby Carrier

The Konny Baby Carrier is another great choice for busy moms who don’t want to deal with wrapping and tying fabric. Simply slip into the baby carrier thanks to the pre-designed back that goes on just like a t-shirt and comes in over 15 colors.

What we liked about the Konny is the back actually provides full support, versus just a little X that crosses near the shoulders and seems to help reduce back pain.

This pick features a higher weight range, supporting up to 44 pounds. The Konny carrier is available in sizes 2XS through 5XL.

It won the 2021 Reddot best of the Best Award and the 2021 iF Design Award. Plus it is an officially recognized baby carrier for hip health by the IHDI.

It's made from 33% cotton, and a poly spandex blend for breathability. It also offers UPF 40 sun protection and is moisture wicking. However, I did not find it particularly soft, in fact, I found it kind of scratchy. You also need to make sure the back is positioned high enough so that you can actually nurse in this baby carrier.

  • Higher weight capacity than other wrap carriers
  • Designed to improve back support
  • Wide size range from 2XS through 5XL
  • Material is a little stiff and scratchy at first
  • Sizes are person dependent; meaning you cannot share this baby carrier with your spouse or other caregivers if they are a different size

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Best Ring Sling Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding:

We like sling baby carriers for the added ease of both breastfeeding and bottle feeding in a baby carrier – the latter being something you cannot do in the other baby carriers on this list. A ring sling baby carrier provides enough support for your to be hands free or walking at the same time as bottle feeding in a baby carrier. Though we would recommend keeping one hand on baby and one on the bottle in the latter scenario!

Best Ring Sling Baby Carrier For Breastfeeding: Nalakai Ring Sling Baby Carrier

The Nalakai ring sling baby carrier is formerly known as Pura Vida slings and comes in 20 luxury colors. They're made from a SUPER soft bamboo material that's machine washable and breathable! The bamboo is sustainably grown without harsh chemicals or fertilizers and is UV reflective.

They also donate 5% of profits to families in need to the Cepia charity helping low income families in Costa Rica. All rings are backed by a lifetime guarantee too.

This ring sling is designed with safety in mind and are compliant with CPSIA 2008 and ATSM safety standards as well as focusing on healthy hips to reduce the risk of hip dysplasia.

  • Easy to use design
  • Supports up to 35 pounds
  • One-size design for all caregivers
  • Ultra soft bamboo doesn't need to be broke in like other linen based ring slings
  • Ring slings in general don't feel as supportive as wraps or structured carriers

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Sling Ring Carrier Runner Up: Moby Ring Sling

Breathability is important, especially if you intend to wear your baby for extended periods. The Moby Ring Sling is made from a double gauze cotton fabric, ensuring plenty of airflow. While it has a smaller weight range capacity compared to others on the list, for eight to 33 pound babies, we do like that it features more fabric, coming in at 85 inches long, for more versatility and is more plus size friendly.

The material of the Moby ring sling is a bit sturdier/thick compared to Nalakai's, making it a better “beginner” ring sling for mom's who are nervous about the supportiveness of a stretchier bamboo material.

This sling can be worn in front and hip carry positions. It won the Baby Maternity Magazine 2018 Top Choice Award, BabyCenter Best of 2018 Moms’ Picks, and is recognized by the IHDI for promoting healthy hip development. 

  • Breathable construction 
  • IHDI recognized as safe for baby’s hip development 
  • Stylish design
  • Smaller supported weight range for baby
  • Thicker fabric makes it harder to adjust, particularly as baby gets bigger

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Best Sling Baby Carrier For Newborn: Wisremt

Especially for newborns, you need a baby sling that’s designed to provide proper support to avoid having them stuck in a C-position which can obstruct airways. The Wisremt Newborn Baby Carrier Sling is an easy to use solution that makes slipping tiny babies in and out of the carrier a breeze. 

The natural angled design makes breastfeeding significantly easier. This is a one-size product with an adjustable shoulder strap. And while it can transition out of the newborn stage, it can only provide hip support, meaning you’ll need to support their back when your baby is sitting upright.

  • Incredibly affordable
  • Simple design is ideal for use with newborns
  • Easy to use design for new moms unsure about baby wearing
  • Lacks weight guidelines

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Best Structured Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding:

Best Overall (TIED): Ergobaby Omni 360 + Lillebaby 6-in-1

These two win best overall simply because of their comprehensive designs. You can wear your baby from the newborn stage through the toddler years. From facing you, to facing forward, to on your back, these carriers are meant to LAST and are super durable. They both feature great lumbar support as well. Both are machine washable, work for babies seven to 45 pounds, and are approved by the IHDI.

With that said, the share one major con: they are bulkier than any other carriers on this list. Meaning you can't just toss it in your purse in case you need to baby wear later.

Ergobaby Omni 360 All-Position Baby Carrier for Newborn to Toddler with Lumbar Support

Personally, I had the Ergo since my daughter was born, but only wore it during long, physically intensive travel days; like hiking in California or to Disney. With that said, I did get more use out of it after my daughter turned 2 years old and wanted to be carried home from the park everyday. The Ergo Omni 360 was great for me to strap her forward facing, or on my back once I was pregnant, and get her home without the strain.

We like the Ergo Omni 360 over the Ergo 360 since it doesn't require an infant insert (regular 360 does) and works for babies from 7 to 45 lbs.

  • Grows with baby from newborn to toddler (7-45lbs)
  • All carrying positions: Inward, front outward, hip & back carry
  • Made from 100% cotton
  • Padded lumbar for back support
  • Shoulder straps are padded and can be worn straight or in an X for additional back support
  • UPF baby hood for sun protection and privacy for easy breastfeeding
  • Machine washable
  • Bulkier (doesn't easily fit in purse or personal bag)
  • Intimidating at first with so many buckles/adjustable straps
  • Can get hot

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Lillebaby Original 6-in-1 Baby Carrier

Both the Ergobaby and the Lillebaby feature lumbar support, the Lillebaby model offers more targeted hip support.  

  • Can be used with newborns and provides plenty of support
  • Padded shoulder straps and lower back support ideal for extended use 
  • Ideal for both men and women of various sizes to use 
  • Multiple supported configurations ensures it accommodates your growing child
  • Bulkier design compared to wraps or slings

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For Newborns: BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini

The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini is designed to encourage a feeling of closeness and is made from 3D jersey, 3D mesh, and satin-woven cotton and a wide variety of colors. 

This simplified carrier is perfect for use with newborns and can grow with baby and be worn facing in, or facing out. With that said, we do suggest checkout out the Ergobaby Embrace carrier too (more on that in a moment!) as it's a bit more supportive for breastfeeding moms with back pain, and easier for petite moms to nurse in.

Note that it has a smaller weight capacity from seven to 24 pounds and is meant to be phased out after your baby is 12 months old or 24 pounds. 

While it's extremely easy to use, with a mid buckle, and two side buckles that slip in, you will need to adjust it to lower your baby to the breast while nursing.

The sides are also quite open, so it does not offer much privacy for nursing in it.

It is lightweight and folds up into a nice small size, making it one of the best structured baby carriers to toss in your purse or travel with. And the adjustable leg straps grow with your baby. However it is not IHDI certified, and when my baby was still in the 7-10 lbs range, I didn't feel comfortable with how straight his legs were (you want their legs in more of a splayed M shape, not straight like an l or capital I).

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  • Smaller + lightweight than other structured carriers
  • Soft hand feel, but also breathable
  • Supports three positions
  • Easy to use
  • Most parents may only be able to use it for the first year

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For Newborns with Lumbar Support: Ergobaby Embrace Baby Carrier

The Ergobaby Embrace carrier is newer to the baby carrier market than the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini – but is a TOP contender and our personal favorite.

For my baby, I found it had a much better hip placement in the 7-10 lbs range compared to the BABYBJÖRN Mini, truly making it a newborn carrier. It also feels much more supportive with the low back strap.

While both carriers feature a cross back for support, the Embrace carrier feels more supportive as it splays on the shoulders and you can easily adjust the cross back (the BABYBJÖRN you need to position the X before getting baby in or have someone help you adjust it once baby is in).

This has been the easiest baby carrier for nursing baby in. While it doesn't provide as much privacy as a baby wrap, it does provide more support. Additionally it's very easy to adjust baby to the boob and back.

The Ergobaby Embrace carrier comes in 6 colors, and is a polyester, rayon, spandex blend that is soft to the touch, breathable, and machine washable. I found that is also perfectly positioned baby for breastfeeding in the carrier without much adjusting.

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  • Supportive design with lumbar waist belt and spreadable cross straps
  • Super soft and cozy fabric for baby
  • Lightweight + compact: easily roll up in purse or diaper bag for travel or outings
  • Machine washable
  • Ergopromise: If you find a manufacturing or material defect, Ergobaby will replace your carrier or part at no charge
  • Easiest carrier I've found to nurse in
  • For newborns and babies from 7 to 25 lbs, so it may not last as long as some of the others on this list
  • No hood cover for sun protection

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For Plus Size Moms: Tula Baby Carrier

With six positions and a large weight support from seven to 45 pounds, this Tula Baby Carrier is a great pick that can grow with your child from the newborn stage all the way to age four if need be. You also get a removable mesh hood which provides sun protection or privacy while nursing. 

There’s also mesh in the main panel, ensuring plenty of breathability for your baby. And if you dislike structured carriers that feel bulky, you’ll like that this one has a smaller profile, yet with a waistband that grows from 27 to 57″ for both petite and plus size moms.

  • Wider weight support range from 7 to 45lbs
  • Less bulky than traditional structured carriers
  • Mesh panel for enhanced breathability 
  • Lumbar support must be purchased separately

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How To Choose The Best Baby Carrier For Breastfeeding Moms:

It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the baby carrier options out there but they are saviors for moms in so many ways! They encourage skin to skin bonding, calm fussy babies, promote better sleep, and let mom go hands-free for a bit to get things done around the house or out and about.

If you plan to nurse in a baby carrier, it requires a few extra things to think about and test out in finding your perfect fit.

Keep in mind, many moms opt for more than just one carrier.


There are a few different styles of baby carriers. Each has benefits and drawbacks depending on what works for you. The most common styles you’ll find as you shop for a carrier include: 

  • Structured Carrier: This is probably what comes to mind when you think babywearing. They feature a mix of buckles and straps typically with an adjustable padded hip belt and shoulder straps, offering good support for your back and shoulders. These usually work for babies from newborn to toddler stages with multiple positions. However they tend to be a little bulkier and warmer than some other options.
  • Wrap Carrier: A baby wrap is a one size fits all, long piece of fabric you tie around your body. While learning to tie a baby wrap can feel intimidating at first, once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy and does offer shoulder and cross back support, as well as a little low back support depending on where you tie it off. They come in a wide variety of materials, making them ideal for keep baby and you comfortable in hot or cold climates. With that said, there is a subgroup of pre-done wrap carriers that go off your t-shirt size and are NOT one size fits all. These basically eliminate the need to tie anything, and just slip over your head like a shirt, making them an easy learning curve.
  • Mei Tai: A happy medium between buckled and wrap carriers that still features a more structured sitting area for baby but features long sashes to tie around the wearer’s back. However, this pick offers less privacy and may need to be paired with a nursing cover. 
  • Ring Sling: A ring sling baby carrier is a long piece of fabric with a circular ring that it loops into. They are considered easier to use than a wrap carrier and give you the option to wear baby on your chest, hip, or back. These can be easier to adjust while wearing baby compared to a wrap carrier.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends safe babywearing for soothing, bonding, and nurturing baby's development. 1 Just keep hip positioning, your babies ability to breathe, and their heat levels in mind.

When it comes to baby wearing safety is a #1 priority. You'll want to first check the carriers supported weight range. Next, we highly recommend watching a tutorial video to ensure you've adjusted all the straps, buckles, or ties correctly. You should feel secure and supported. If you feel any discomfort at all, stop baby wearing and speak with a healthcare professional.

In addition, in the early postpartum days we suggest speaking with your healthcare provider or seeing a physical therapist to ensure you're engaging the proper muscles. During those early weeks and months, you still have a ton of hormones like relaxin floating through your body, which is still unstable from pregnancy and giving birth. Improper babywearing can increase your odds of a prolapsed pelvic organ.

Once you feel comfortable you'll want to double check a few things to make sure your baby is safely positioned too. Their legs should NOT be straight down. Instead you want their hips sprawled out like they are hugging you and creating an M formation.

Lastly, you want to ensure you are only wearing baby in a position that's appropriate for their age, weight, and height of the carrier. For instance, do not put a newborn on your back! Make sure their necks are supported until they've mastered neck control.

For added safety, we suggest bringing your baby and baby carrier to a pediatric chiropractor trained in the Webster method to assess babies position while nursing in the baby carrier.


If you have a history of back pain you may appreciate a supportive low back strap.

And in my personal opinion, thanks to technology and everyone always looking down out their phones and not at your new baby, you'll want good shoulder support too. Look for a baby carrier where the shoulder straps cross in an X at the back between the shoulder blades. You may also like shoulder straps that splay out, covering the entire shoulder, instead of just running straight up like a tank top.


This will be unique to you, so definitely try on a few different styles. Some people prefer more padding a structured carrier offers, others prefer the blanket like hug of a baby wrap.

You'll also want to consider material of the baby carrier and climate. Choose something that's breathable and apprioriate for the types of weather you deal with regularly.

Ease of Use

It’s normal to experience a slight learning curve if this is your first time trying to use a baby carrier. But ideally, you’ll want to look for a style that you can easily manage by yourself. Additionally, if more than one person will be using the carrier, ensure that it can be easily adjusted to provide a secure fit — no matter who’s wearing it.


Even though most states have laws that protect the rights of breastfeeding mothers in public, you might prefer a little privacy while feeding your baby. So, if you’re not comfortable with the chances of being exposed, look for baby carriers that offer more coverage. However, keep in mind that you can always pair your favorite baby carrier with a nursing cover if you prefer.


Baby carriers can range from anywhere between $40 to $200. Like we mentioned earlier, many women opt to have more than one baby carrier as well, so keep that in mind when planning your baby registry or future budget.


You'll want something that will last for at least your babies first year, but ideally beyond that and for future kids (whether you choose to have them or hand down your baby carrier to a friend). Most established brands are designed from durable materials and offer warranties or customer satisfaction guarantees.


Especially if you're breastfeeding, things can get messy from time to time. Choose a baby carrier that you can easily clean if your baby spits up while out and is machine washable for when you get home. The last thing you want is to add handwashing a baby carrier to your already too long to-do list as a mom!

Best Baby Carriers To Nurse In

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FAQS About Baby Carriers For Breastfeeding Moms

When to start using a baby carrier:

Most baby carriers are designed to be used even with newborns. However, always be sure to follow manufacturer guidelines for approved positions that are safe for newborns and whether or not an infant insert is required.

In most cases, brands will recommend that your baby should be at least seven pounds before putting them in a baby carrier. 

If you are breastfeeding in a baby carrier, you may need to provide additional support with at least one hand for smaller infants, until your baby is able to get themselves into a position to nurse safely and comfortably in the baby carrier.

Can you wear your baby too much?

While you technically can’t wear a baby too much, the reality is that your body and your baby will tell you if it’s too much.

In the first months postpartum, but especially the first few weeks, it's important to not overdo it. Your body is depleted in minerals and nutrients from giving birth, and you still have loads of hormones pumping through your body, especially when breastfeeding. Baby carrying is AMAZING, but during those first few weeks and months you're more prone to injury as well as a pelvic organic prolapse if baby wearing too much for your body. So it's REALLY important to listen to your body and slow down!

If you’re experiencing back pain, you might want to reduce the total amount of time you spend wearing your bundle of joy. 

Likewise, if your baby feels too warm or begins to fuss, that’s a good sign that they need a break from being in their carrier. 

Can I wear baby all day?

If you want to and are strong enough to, there’s nothing wrong with wearing your baby all day.

Especially in the newborn stage, having your baby close by can be a lot easier than running back and forth through the house every time they cry. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) notes that you can’t spoil an infant by holding them too much. 

Just be mindful of any additional back or shoulder pain or discomfort in your pelvic region. We suggest seeing a physical therapist specializing in women's health (specifically the pelvic floor) while pregnant and even postpartum so your core and stability are working properly and you can baby wear all day with the best foundation possible.

Are baby slings safe for newborns?

Yes, but there’s a caveat. You need to remember that newborns lack neck control, which means that you can’t leave them in positions (known as C positions) where their necks are bent. 

Along with ensuring that you’ve configured the sling in the approved position for newborns, you want to ensure that fabric isn’t covering their faces.

Avoid bending at the waist as this can force your baby into the C position. Bend at the knees and support your baby as you bend. 

Which baby carriers are best for newborns?

As long as the carrier can be configured into a position that provides neck support for your newborn and positions their hips safely, you can use it. This can include buckle carriers, wrap carriers, Tei Mais, and Ring Slings. 

Our personal favorite for newborns are the wrap carriers (specifically this one!) followed by semi structured carriers like this one; but it is a personal preference for you and baby!

Which is better: baby wrap or carrier?

As far as a breastfeeding baby carrier, I prefer a semi structured carrier like this one or a baby wrap.

Semi-structured carriers provide support that wraps lack, but are easier to adjust than a truly structured carrier.

Baby wraps are lightweight and can easily fit in a diaper bag. They allow you to maneuver baby with ease for nursing in them, or you can leave the wrap on, take baby out, and use the shoulder strap for privacy if nursing in public, without having to cover your baby with a blanket. Furthermore, they work great as swaddle blankets in a pinch or burp cloths when needed!

You can nurse in structured baby carriers too, but in our experience there's a bit more of a learning curve and they take a bit more adjusting.

Ultimately, it's whichever version you prefer. It's most important to make sure you and baby are comfortable, secure, and safely positioned.

Can you breastfeed with a baby sling?

Yes, you can breastfeeding in a baby sling. In fact, it's one of the easiest breastfeeding baby carrier styles in our experience since it most similarly mimics a laid back nursing position or cradle hold.

In addition, you can adjust the cloth for privacy. 

Can you breastfeed with a baby wrap?

Yes you can nurse in a baby wrap. You'll just want to be mindful of babies hip positioning and both of your overall comfort, security, and support.

At first, you will likely feel more comfortable keeping at least one hand on baby while nursing in this type of baby carrier and slowly practicing walking at the same time as nursing before moving to hands free nursing in a baby carrier.

Can you breastfeed in a baby carrier?

Yes, structured baby carriers can be worn to breastfeed. They are the easiest carrier for hands free nursing and walking at the same time as they provide the most structured support. However they have the biggest learning curve in our experience.

How do you breastfeed in a baby carrier?

Breastfeeding in a baby carrier may take a few tries to find a position that works best for you, but it can be done. It’s best to test out positions and carriers at home, when baby is well rested and happy before trying it when you’re on the go.  

Begin by positioning your baby so that they’re facing your chest. But be sure that they can still breathe comfortably! Soft carriers may make it easier for you to adjust your baby lower as needed so that they’re in the right position. You'll also want either a soft carrier or a little give where their head is so they can unlatch if needed – you don't want them pressed to hard against your boob!

Adjust + be patient!

You’ll most likely need to adjust your breast by hand so that your baby can reach it and begin to latch. So, it’s a good idea to wear nursing clothes or tops with stretchy necklines that allow for easy access — especially when you have limited working space. 

Some carriers may need you to unbuckle or loosen a strap on the side where you plan to feed. Once they’ve successfully latched, you can tighten the straps on a buckle carrier to provide a secure hold while they’re nursing.

Depending on the baby carrier you selected, you may want a nursing cover to give you a bit of privacy while your baby nurses.  

After they’re done nursing, you can use your hand to remove your breast, adjust clothing as needed, and reposition them and your baby carrier.

Final Thoughts on breastfeeding carriers:

Baby carriers are so essential as you adjust to life as a mom. They help calm fussy babies, extend naps, and can even give you a little time back if you learn nurse in a baby carrier.

Especially if you want to breastfeed on the go, a good carrier gives you access to nurse while also providing a bit of privacy.

Which baby carrier is best for breastfeeding?

The best baby carrier for breastfeeding in is the ErgoBaby Embrace semi-structured carrier. While it lacks privacy of a baby wrap, it is the most secure hold with the easiest adjustment.

The best baby carrier wrap in our experience is the Solly Baby Wrap. It's SO lightweight and breathable to ensure baby is comfortable and limit the likelihood of overheating. It also is stretchy – yet not too stretchy- giving baby both support and the ability to move as needed while nursing.

Our favorite structured baby carrier for breastfeeding is either one of the newborn carriers (this one if you do not have a history of back pain and this one if you do) or either the Lillebaby Original 6-in-1 Baby Carrier or the ErgoBaby Omni 360 All Position Baby Carrier. The newborn carriers won't last as long as the latter two options, but they are way less bulky and much easier to put on and get started baby wearing if you're new to it!

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1. Can wraps be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding? What are the contraindications for body wraps?

We carefully monitor the composition of our products, so there are no mutagenic or toxic components in Letique cold or hot wraps. These data are confirmed by professional toxicological studies. But these funds have a strong thermal effect, so they have contraindications.

During pregnancy, only Laminaria Mint cold wrap can be used during the second and third trimesters. It is forbidden to use the wrap in the first trimester and in the last month before childbirth. During breastfeeding, there are no contraindications to the use of cold wraps. However, we recommend that you consult your doctor on this issue, as the wrap contains natural essential oils.

Cinnamon-Orange Hot Wrap is contraindicated for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

2. Which Letique products can and cannot be used for varicose veins and vascular disease?

In case of varicose veins, products with a warming effect are contraindicated for use, namely the Cinnamon-Orange hot wrap and the Grapefruit-Ginger-Chili anti-cellulite oil. Other Letique products are allowed.

3. Which products should be used together and which should not?

All Letique products are perfectly combined with each other. But for maximum effect, we recommend using the products in combination. You can see their options on our website For example, a cold anti-cellulite complex, consisting of a Laminaria-Mint wrap and a Coconut scrub, or a Macadamia-Coconut hair care kit, which includes shampoo, conditioner and hair mask.

4. Can I be allergic to the hot wrap?

The occurrence of an allergic reaction depends on individual intolerance. Our products are not classified as "hypoallergenic", as we use natural plant extracts, essential oils and cosmetic oils. To test your reaction to Letique products, perform a skin sensitivity test before use: apply a small amount of product to the inside of the elbow. After 20 minutes, wipe off product residue with a tissue, and check for a reaction after 24 and 48 hours.

5. What are the contraindications for wrapping?

Open skin lesions, high hypertension, thrombophlebitis, acute pathologies of the liver and kidneys, oncology, fever, exacerbation of diseases, skin diseases, eczema, weeping dermatitis, gynecological diseases, period of critical days, acute inflammation of the pelvic organs, endometriosis, varicose expansion with defects in venous valves, neoplasms, severe diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Individual intolerance to the components. (To check your reaction, before using the wrap, do a skin sensitivity test: apply a small amount of the product to the inside of the elbow. After 20 minutes, wipe off the residue of the product with a tissue, and check for a reaction after 24 and 48 hours.)

During pregnancy, only Laminaria Mint Cold Wrap can be used during the second and third trimesters. It is forbidden to use the wrap in the first trimester and in the last month before childbirth. During breastfeeding, there are no contraindications to the use of cold wraps. However, we recommend that you consult your doctor on this issue in order to prevent individual intolerance reactions in the baby, since the product contains natural essential oils.

Cinnamon-Orange Hot Wrap is contraindicated for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

We recommend that you consult with your doctor before using wraps to determine the presence of hidden diseases and individual characteristics of the body.

6. Anti-cellulite oil "Grapefruit-ginger-chili" has contraindications for use?

Yes, this product has a number of contraindications: individual intolerance to the individual components of the product, violation of the skin, cancer, diseases of the cardiovascular system, varicose veins.

The product should not be used during an exacerbation of chronic diseases. Contraindications are also pregnancy and breastfeeding.

7. Is it possible to do body wraps after training?

Yes, there are no contraindications in this respect. For maximum effect, we recommend doing a cold wrap "Laminaria-mint" after training. A hot wrap "Cinnamon-orange" is better suited for use before training, to warm up the muscles and improve metabolic processes. Also, both wraps can be done directly during training.

8. Is it possible to train with a body wrap?

Wrap can be used before, during and after training. When using wraps during training, the effect is enhanced.

9. Why does a cold wrap seem to burn rather than cool?

The composition of the cold wrap contains menthol, which, when it comes into contact with the skin, has a cooling effect on the receptors, while giving a slight burning sensation, which increases blood flow and lymph flow.

10. What are the contraindications for cold wrapping?

Individual intolerance to the components included in the composition; chronic diseases, use with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding (consult your doctor).

11. Can the wrap be completed with cream only or can oil (eg coconut oil) be applied?

The wrap itself performs the function of moisturizing the skin, so this procedure does not require special care. However, as an additional moisturizer, you can use both oil and body cream.

12. Is it recommended to use a cooling cream after the hot wrap? Or is it enough to take a cool shower and apply a regular nourishing body cream?

After the procedure, it will be enough to take a shower, no additional skin care is required, since the wrap contains useful ingredients and natural oils.

13. Does wrapping help with stretch marks?

Stretch marks are caused by hypersecretion of cortisol (a hormone produced by the adrenal glands), which causes degradation of the elastin fibers of the skin. Wraps effectively fight fresh small stretch marks, and are also ideal for preventing the appearance of stretch marks.

14. Do chest wraps for stretch marks in this area?

No, chest wraps are not allowed. This is a hormonally dependent organ, and exposure that causes a change in the temperature of this part of the body is not recommended. And Letique wraps have a strong warming (“Cinnamon-orange”) and cooling (“Laminaria-mint”) effect. For use on the chest, only cream and alginate masks with a lifting effect, as well as scrubs, are suitable.

15. What is the difference between Scrub + Wrap and Scrub + Oil?

The scrub is used to cleanse and prepare the skin for wrapping. The oil is used to achieve the maximum anti-cellulite effect in conjunction with scrub and body wrap. All three products are recommended for best results.

16. Is it possible to use a wrap on the stomach if there is an umbilical hernia?

Each case of the disease is individual, therefore, for a correct answer to this question, it is necessary to consult with your doctor.

17. I read that wrapping is nonsense, they say that what we threw off by wrapping ourselves in a film immediately returns after a glass of water. I would like to hear your word.

This statement is false. The action of the wrap is not associated with the loss of body fluid. The effect is achieved due to the impact on the body of the active component HotFlux, which is part of the Letique wraps. It stimulates blood circulation, activates metabolism, promotes the removal of toxins from cells and intercellular space, while compacting and strengthening tissues, thereby modeling forms. It is due to this effect that the wrap is able to deal with problems such as cellulite and skin stretch marks.

18. Is anti-cellulite oil used in combination with hot wrap only?

Anti-cellulite oil and hot wrap components complement each other's action, due to which the effect of use is enhanced. However, these tools can also be used separately.

19. How does the wrap get rid of orange peel, how does it affect the skin, with what effect?

Letique wraps contain an innovative HotFlux heating complex that stimulates blood circulation and metabolism, and helps to remove toxins from cells and intercellular space. It activates the lymph flow, while compacting and strengthening the tissues, thereby modeling the shape. As a result of the procedure, the process of penetration of active substances into the epidermis is accelerated, the care components effectively contribute to the removal of toxins, toxins and excess fluid, so that the skin becomes more even and elastic. Essential oils of orange and cinnamon tone and refresh the skin.


1. Usually, if I use a serum, I use it as a course, because the serum is very concentrated. The Letique serum says it is suitable for daily use. That is, Letique serum can be used constantly and for a long time, if it suits? Or better course, and then take a break? If you use a cleansing gel and serum, do you still need a tonic?

The composition of Letique serum is really saturated with active ingredients, which is why the dosage of the product is only 2-3 drops per face and décolleté area for a single use. But at the same time, our product does not contain addictive substances, so there are no restrictions for daily use. In addition, thanks to the right composition, you can safely use the serum both in summer and winter.

If you want to achieve the maximum effect, we recommend using the serum in courses. On thoroughly cleansed skin of the face and neck, apply serum twice a day for two months, then take a break for two months.

Tonic can be used as an additional skin care product. Apply to face after cleansing gel (or other cleanser) to complete the cleansing process. However, when using properly selected cleansers (washing gel / hydrophilic oil, etc.), this stage is not a prerequisite for preparing the skin of the face for applying the concentrate (serum).

The use of a cream after the serum is desirable but not required. The cream provides the skin with additional hydration (serum and cream reinforce each other's action), and also protects it from the negative effects of the environment, creating a kind of protective barrier on the skin.

2. At what age can the lifting serum be used?

Lifting Serum is recommended for use after the age of 20 (to prevent premature aging of the facial skin).


1. Are the shampoo, conditioner and mask suitable for color-treated hair? Does the conditioner weigh down oily hair?

The hair care line is also suitable for colored hair.

Hair oil should be applied once a week for extra nourishment and moisture to the hair.

Keratin Spray is recommended for use after shampooing and conditioning, and after applying a hair mask to protect hair from moisture loss.


1. Are body creams 100% natural?

A cream cannot consist only of oils, vitamins and extracts, it will always include structure-forming substances and preservatives. Therefore, no cream can be called 100% natural.

Is it possible to do body wrap while breastfeeding for weight loss

IMPORTANT! When breastfeeding, ONLY cold wraps can be done on a person with natural ingredients such as clay or algae with the addition of oils.

Now let's take a closer look at what a cold wrap is.

How it works

The effect of cold procedures on the body is fundamentally different from the effect of hot wraps: here, under the action of a cooling agent, a sharp narrowing of pores and blood vessels occurs.

A strong outflow of lymph and blood from skin cells and subcutaneous tissues begins. The liquid takes with it all the harmful substances that have accumulated in the cells.

In this case, they are removed from the body through the internal organs: kidneys and liver.

Please note! At the same time, the beneficial substances contained in the wrapping mixture saturate the skin with everything it needs.

The effect of losing weight occurs due to the fact that the body begins to intensively break down fats in order to obtain the energy it needs to heat the body.

This type of cosmetic procedure has far fewer contraindications than hot wraps and is used in all cases where the latter is not applicable.

Cold wrap can solve the following women's problems:

  • lose weight when hot treatments are not allowed;
  • help fight cellulite;
  • eliminate edema;
  • reduce the depth and number of stretch marks;
  • improve skin tone and relieve flabbiness;
  • cleanse the body;

These wraps are great for those who spend a lot of time standing up, as they relieve the feeling of heaviness in the legs.

In addition, a cold wrap for varicose veins and "stars" on the legs can and even should be applied.

For this procedure, you can use the services of a beauty salon. Here, experts will help you solve many skin problems and correct body contours.

The only but very significant drawback of this method is its high cost, which makes it unacceptable for many women.

But as an alternative to the salon procedure, it is possible to carry out cold wraps at home, on your own.

Vinegar wrap

The simplest recipe: dilute natural apple cider vinegar in equal parts with cold water. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to the composition.

Soak bandages with this mixture and wrap around the body. Top - cling film. The procedure lasts from an hour to an hour and a half;

Oil wrap

Olive oil is used as a base. Add 2 drops of juniper, grapefruit, mint oil to it. Soak the bandages and turn around. Duration - from half an hour to an hour;

Potato wrap

Finely grate a few potatoes, add a few drops of mint or menthol oil. Apply the mixture to the skin, wrap with a film. Wrap time at home - from an hour to an hour and a half.

Agar-Agar Wrap

For those who don't know what it is, it's a food supplement that you can buy in the confectionery department, its properties are similar to those of gelatin.

To prepare the composition, 1 tablespoon of agar-agar is mixed with 20 drops of camphor oil and the yolks of two eggs. A thoroughly mixed mixture is applied to the skin, on top - cling film. Wrap time - 20 minutes.

Seaweed Cold Wrap

Hot Seaweed Soak in water at room temperature for more than 30 minutes. Do not heat up!

You can also use ready-made professional with seaweed extracts and cooling menthol.

Blue clay cold wrap

Clay powder can be used as a wrap. To do this, pour the required amount of water at room temperature. While stirring the clay with a wooden stick or spoon, bring the mixture to the consistency of thick sour cream.

You can also use a ready-to-use clay-based wrapping mask. For example, the blue clay mask is 100% natural. In addition to clay, it contains additional useful components. It is very useful for the treatment of blood vessels.


As already mentioned, this procedure has far fewer contraindications than its hot counterpart. But still, there are contraindications for cold wrapping:

  • pregnancy;
  • presence of skin diseases;
  • allergy to ingredients of the mixture;
  • for gynecological diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cystitis, you can not wrap the stomach and buttocks.

These procedures are not performed in the presence of deep cuts, open wounds, unhealed postoperative sutures and other damage to the skin.

Remember! Do you have any contraindications and are you ready to try? Let this be your first step on the difficult path to a perfect figure and luxurious skin.

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Expert answer

July 10, 2019

Maria Shkolnik


Breastfeeding body wrap

It is possible to carry out procedures for weight loss, body restoration and getting rid of cellulite after birth and a gynecologist. The doctor will decide whether it is possible to do or abstain, for example, if the baby is premature, the woman needs to eat hard so that there is plenty of milk and put off the idea of ​​\u200b\u200bweight loss.

The difference between the procedure during the normal period and during lactation lies in the selection of the necessary components. The funds applied to the skin enter the bloodstream, and then into breast milk. Wrapping during breastfeeding should be carried out without the use of non-natural and potentially dangerous components for the health of the child.

Cold wrap for breastfeeding

The best option is cold procedures for weight loss at home using gentle folk remedies. They are suitable even for those lactating women who have been diagnosed with varicose veins.

Common components.

  • Olive oil. Apply the component on a thin diaper, evenly distributing on the surface. Wrap the problem areas with a cloth, and wrap with cling film on top. Duration - 40 min.
  • Potato. Peel 2-3 pink potatoes. Grate them and add 2 drops of peppermint oil and menthol. Distribute the potato mass on the problem area, and apply a film on top. Keep 1-1.5 hours
  • Cocoa. Pour the powder into a ceramic container. Using warm water or milk, bring the mixture to a creamy consistency. Apply the product to the skin, evenly distributing. Wrap with cling film on top. Keep 1-2 hours

Slimming body wrap based on these components will allow you to get rid of extra pounds without harm to your baby. And you can improve the effectiveness of the procedures by regular walks with the child in the fresh air, it is the movement that is the key to safe weight loss.

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