Carrying and breastfeeding your baby at the same time? You can!

Did you know that an ergonomic baby carrier is great when you're breastfeeding? Because carrying a baby in a sling has many benefits and positive effects for breastfeeding mums! On top of that, we'll also explain step by step how you can breastfeed your baby in a sling.

The advantages of breastfeeding in a baby carrier:

  • Skin-to-skin contact and the proximity of your baby increase milk production. When you feel, hear and smell your baby, the production of oxytocin and prolactin is stimulated.
  • When you go out with your baby in a sling, you have everything they need right there: a snug place to sleep and food on demand.
  • Do you still find breastfeeding in public a bit awkward? A baby carrier also provides some cover while feeding. This way you will feel more comfortable and breastfeeding will go smoother.
  • Feeding your baby in a sling frees up your hands, so you can spend some time with your other children, do a bit of housework or just enjoy some you time!
  • Your little one sits upright and its tummy stays nice and warm, perfect to relieve reflux and cramps after feeding.
  • The closer your baby is, the sooner you'll notice hunger signals and the sooner you can satisfy your little one!
Haven BeSafe baby carrier breastfeeding

A couple of tips for breastfeeding your baby while they're in the sling:

  1. Give your baby more space and loosen the shoulder straps.
  2. Loosen the waist belt so you can lower your baby to chest level.
  3. If necessary, rotate the baby carrier towards your hip and the breast you want to feed them from. This allows your little one to sit in a natural and comfortable position.
  4. Are you finished feeding? Then readjust the carrier so your baby is properly supported again.


Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding your baby, it is always a bit of a search in the beginning. This is true about feeding in a baby carrier as well. Give it some time, because practice makes perfect!

The Flex-Shape Buckle on the BeSafe Haven allows you to quickly and easily adjust your baby carrier when breastfeeding. This makes the baby carrier perfect to combine with breastfeeding! And the sun canopy that comes with it also provides extra privacy.

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