Sorry for the long post but I will give a little background. I'm 19 weeks pregnant with my second, DS is 13 months. I have 1 arm (entire left arm amputated). I struggled feeding DS for several reasons, my milk didn't come in properly on one side (due to nerve damage from surgery), we had latch issues, chronic mastitis (also due to nerve/lymph node damage) but most of all holding DS while feeding. I had to have someone help me position a pillow and even then i was leaning down, neck pain back pain you name it. Unfortunately we ono lasted 4 weeks before we decided he wasn't happy and neither was I. I have always felt a huge amount of guilt and like a failure, I have always lived my life just like everyone else. I want things to be different this time, which is going to take a lot of preparation.
I have already decided I'm prepared to feed with one side if needed (have been told this is possible but can leave you pretty lop sided but I'd love some help with carriers, what i might be able to use to make feeding independently easier. I've looked at these http://www.koalakin.com which may be good at home while bub is smaller, it looks like switching sides would be easy (hoping i can use both sides) but I need other ideas for proper carriers for while i'm out and about or need to be moving around with DS who will be 18 months when bub comes.
Are there any sling feeders out there? have you been able to do it one handed (put baby in, position and change sides?) and what type of sling were you using?
I'm so sorry for the long post, it can be very hard as there aren't really any 1 handed parenting groups or support, just midwives, lactation consultants and occupational therapists all who have two hands and cant offer much practical advise for me I could really use your help!