How To: Nurse In Your Chekoh!

August 03, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 

Each year, the wonder of breastfeeding is celebrated the world over. To encourage breastfeeding - wherever, whenever - we have put together a little video tutorial on how to safely and effectively feed in your Chekoh Stretchy Wrap and your Chekoh Sling. For busy mums on the go, your beautifully breathable, UV protective Chekoh can be used a number of ways to allow you to successfully and easily feed your babe on the go. Whether acting as a discrete cover, a safe little cocoon or a comfortable blanket, your Chekoh is there to help!

Why Nurse In My Chekoh?

I have previously spoken of the benefits of babywearing in your Chekoh for both mums, dads and bubs - bonding, regulating temperature and breathing, helping to keep Postnatal Depression at bay and freeing up busy mamas hands - particularly when chasing after older siblings! The need for function paired with fashion is something we focus heavily on, to bring you beautiful, safe, stylish, must-have carriers for your little ones.

Safety First, Always!

We take every precaution to ensure our carriers are aligned with the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance, so safety is paramount. We want you to feel comfortable, safe and supported at all times, which is why we invited the very reputable Amanda Sykes from Caring Hands Home Maternity Services, to oversee our technique and form, while ensuring a safe positioning for baby to feed effectively. Check out the video below for some helpful tips and tricks!

Need Some Help?

Breastfeeding can be incredibly daunting, seriously hard (some say harder than labour!), and a source of confusion and despair for so many parents. Having support during the fourth trimester is essential to ensure a happy, positive relationship with breastfeeding. The difficulty faced by many mothers to persevere through issues with latch, tongue and lip ties, inverted/cracked/painful nipples, feeding positions, milk composition, let-downs, supply and pumping and all other components of this wonderful skill is far too common an occurrence. The good news? There is so much help out there!

LC (Lactation Consultant) - Help Me!

Amanda Sykes is not only an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), she is also a midwife. Aside from her public hospital call-outs and volunteer sessions with a local pharmacy, she does private, in-home consults to work with mothers to establish successful feeding. Because let's face it - for most, it's definitely a skill that needs practice and adjustment, rather than an instant ability - and help is out there!

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)

The Australian Breastfeeding Association is available 7 days a week to assist mothers and parents during their breastfeeding journey, to support them and provide information on safe and effective feeding. Give them a call today!

We here at Chekoh believe breastfeeding is an incredibly important skill that needs to be celebrated, everywhere and anywhere! So grab your Chekoh, do your mama-on-the-go thing, get out there and nurse your little one with pride and confidence!

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