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    Default Breastfeeding covers?

    Can anyone recommend a good style of breastfeeding cover? I've googled and found something called an infinity wrap which you wear as a scarf and it turns into a cover. There's also waterfall cardigans. Has anyone used these?

    I know many women feed without a cover and that's totally fine for them, however I don't think I'd feel comfortable in public without a cover so just looking for suggestions for something practical and comfortable.

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    I just kept a Muslin wrap in my nappy bag. They are light, cover a large area and you can wipe up spills with them. I would have one close at hand just to cover up any flashes of flabby belly or b00b.
    I have friends with the clip on nursing covers and honestly they look so awkward!
    I can totally understand wanting to cover up a bit I was very nervous when DD was small if she mucked around latching on etc. It does get easier, you also get better/quicker at latching them on so its not such a drama. I had it down pat by about 4 months but I still liked the wrap on hand to quickly cover if she decided she wanted a sticky beak around.

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    My sister in law has a 8 week old and she uses a Muslin wrap. She tucks one bit into her bra strap and covers up that way .. Just a suggestion

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    serious question: do you have to BF in public? I don't think I'll be comfortable doing so (not right away anyway) and am freaking out slightly.

    you can just go to the parents room instead right?

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    I think with your first you should be ok if you're not planning to venture out too much right at the beginning while you're getting the hang of it. If you're going to places like shopping centres you should have no trouble finding a parents room.

    I have DD 3yo who wasn't breastfed and I take her to the park and library etc so if we can manage to establish breastfeeding this time (fingers crossed) I'm assuming I'll have to do it in public sometimes.

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    I used a big muslin wrap and tied 2 corners together to throw around my neck. They feed so often early on that there was no way I could avoid feeding in public

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    Thanks for the replies. With the muslin wrap I'm a bit worried about it sliding down, that's a great idea about tying two corners together though 🙂 didn't even think of that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    Thanks for the replies. With the muslin wrap I'm a bit worried about it sliding down, that's a great idea about tying two corners together though 🙂 didn't even think of that!
    I'd also suggest going to spotlight or similar as I find sometimes the muslin wraps are sometimes the wrong size or small. So that way you can get a nice big piece and it can make it easier for you to find a way to make it work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I'd also suggest going to spotlight or similar as I find sometimes the muslin wraps are sometimes the wrong size or small. So that way you can get a nice big piece and it can make it easier for you to find a way to make it work for you.
    I actually did get a big piece of a soft, light jersey cotton fabric from spotlight and was thinking I'd make some sort of cover out of it, can't decide between the infinity cover thing which is just a poncho sort of thing, or getting a cardigan made that's nice and long in front so I can throw it over one shoulder.

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    Muslin wrap tucked into my bra strap, gives enough coverage without bub being hot and clammy under there.

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