Guest Author - Maryn Leister
If I had a penny for every time I heard a woman with a new baby say that she didn't have enough milk to breastfeed, or that the baby was too demanding and she couldn't keep up, I'd be rich.
Now I'm not saying this is the woman's fault necessarily. We have come to birth and raise our children in this culture that wants to push them away, on the road to independence before they are past infancy. I can't solve all of these problems (though I might try) but I do have the most fantastic “product” that you just must have if you want to succeed at breastfeeding.
To put it simply, there is one thing that you need to successfully produce milk for your baby. And simply put again, that thing is that your baby needs to be with you, touching you, on you. The closeness alone stimulates your body to make milk, and the best way to get this closeness (and still be a functioning human being) is with the most heavenly invention, the baby sling.
Now, I have several slings in my home, all of various types and sizes and patterns and colors. I continually recommend only one of these slings to my friends and clients, and I want to tell you all about it so that you can have the best “sling experience” possible!
Kate Brown, of Peekaboo Baby Collection, is single-handedly responsible for my calm, content child cuddling on me right now as I write this, fast asleep. It is because of her wonderful product that I am able to keep my baby with me throughout the day, as she sleeps and nurses, and as I take care of my other kids, among (what seems like) millions of other tasks.
Like I said, there are lots of slings to choose from out there. It can be very complicated, but Kate makes it simple, and what mother isn't grateful for that?
I recommend only the Peekaboo Pouch because the fleece is stretchy and comfortable for both baby and me, even in warmer weather. The price is right (about 12 cents a day for a whole year...and you'll use it a lot longer than that!), and the slings are just gorgeous to look at (she's got a ton of patterns and solids to choose from)- I promise you that every time I am out, at least two women ask me how to get one just like it.
Compared to other types of slings, the pouch is really easy and user-friendly, and you can learn the different types of carries in a few minutes. Yet another reason I'd go with the Peekaboo Pouch is the awesome pocket right in front where I can stash my keys and wallet. And choosing your size is simple and easy to do.
Don't let your baby grow up too fast. Plan to breastfeed, and make one of Kate's slings the first things on your baby shower list. Enjoy breastfeeding because your body knows what to do, as long as you give it the right cues. Keep your baby close and your milk supply flowing, and you'll both be happy.
And when your baby is content and snuggly, like mine is right now, you can thank Kate at Peekaboo Baby Collection too!
Kate Brown is the owner of Peekaboo Baby Collection. You can view her collection of slings at:
Peekaboo Baby Slings
Mention “Bella Online” in your order and Kate will ship your sling for free!