Babywearing saved my sanity. My babies wanted to be held, wanted to be close to me at all times. Which is normal and good- they are smart babies 😉 But, I had things to get done, places I wanted to go, laundry, oh goodness the laundry. Wrapping up my babies to my chest allowed me to go on walks, make dinners and live life with them right alongside me.
The best part was though when I figured out breastfeeding in these things!
If you have questions about babywearing and breastfeeding. Check out the group- Babywearing International of Phoenix. They are trained professional moms who hold local meetings where you can bring your carrier or wrap and get help using it properly. You can also become a member to use their lending library of carriers to try before you buy! They’re having an event on Saturday at 10am in Phoenix for International Babywearing Week- we hope to see you there. IBW Main Event 2016.
What wraps, slings or carriers are your favorite? Post a picture on the thread on our wall and let us know why you love them!
We spent the day today at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center, participating as a vendor in their Bump to Breast Fest. It was a fantastic event! There were classes every hour from baby wearing yoga, infant massage, milk circle, hospital births the way you want, going back to work and breastfeeding and even a post partum belly dance class. There were car seat safety checks, doulas, snacks, and free massages from Massage Envy Spa in Gilbert.
It was a joy to meet so many new mothers, see all the baby wearing and hear all the breastfeeding stories. There’s really nothing else we love to talk about here at the project! Almost everyone we met had a story about how Arizona Breastfeeding Center helped them, this place is a wonderful resource and I would highly recommend checking them out if you are expecting a baby any time soon. They hold a breastfeeding 101 class you can register for here. We hope that every woman will be able to breastfeed with no problems but sometimes that’s not the case and it’s nice to know there is a place like this where truly genuine IBCLC’s want to help you.
Thank you Desiree and Jenny for including us today. We had a wonderful time! Be on the look out for more partnerships between the AZ Breastfeeding Bag Project and the Arizona Breastfeeding Center.
We also held a raffle today for a 2 hour lactation consult with the Arizona Breastfeeding Center, generously donated by them. The winner was ticket # 123067 Jenn B. Congratulations!
Have you been to the Arizona Breastfeeding Center? Did you receive outstanding care? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below!