L’oved Baby 4-in-1 Nursing Shawl

Nursing is on the top of my list when it comes to having a newborn baby, but I’m hesitate to nurse in public and don’t want to be locked up in the house for as long as I’m nursing. After considering several options, the 4-in-Nursing Shawl by L’ovedbaby is the perfect, versatile solution. It’s a pregnancy poncho, pumping bib, car seat canopy, and lightweight blanket. Its silky chamois-like fabric feels terrific, and it’s breathable for my baby’s comfort. I want my baby girl to be a L’oved Baby, and this is a great start in the right direction.

The L’ovedbaby Nursing Shawl can be used in many different ways. As a nursing shawl, it can be slipped over my head or any outfit to nurse in comfort and style. The roomy neckline will let me maintain eye contact with my baby, while the breathable and soft faux-suede fabric will keep the baby cool and comfy.  When I’m finished, the shawl can be stored in its pouch to keep fresh for the next feeding. It can also be used as a pregnancy poncho and thrown over any shirt throughout the whole pregnancy. While pumping, I can use the shawl to cover up regardless of where I am. It can even be draped over any stroller, car seat, or bassinet to block out sun, wind, cold, and noise while my baby is sleeping or used as a comfy and lightweight baby blanket saving room in the diaper bag while on the go. Best of all, its machine washable and dryer safe because I don’t want to spend any more time washing clothes than I have to already.

There are very few needs that a newborn infant has that cannot be met through nursing. I can provide warmth, nurture, and the most perfect food in all of creation, a mother’s milk, for my precious baby girl. Although I would endure the most uncomfortable situations and environments to give this gift to my daughter, I’m please that there are products like the  4-in-Nursing Shawl by L’ovedbaby that will make it a little easier.

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23 thoughts on “L’oved Baby 4-in-1 Nursing Shawl

  1. Hi Lesley,

    I hope that you get on with breast feeding as you say there are very few infant needs that cannot be met by nursing but please don’t put too much pressure on yourself either, my wife really struggled with it an beat herself up when it didn’t work as well as she’d hoped and this just made it harder for both her and the babies. Try but be open to the alternatives.

    take care and good luck

    MBC

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    • Excellent point. Though I didn’t have those struggles, I know many, many women who did. One failed to produce any milk at all and it pushed her into postpartum depression. There are so many things going on with a newborn that it’s important not to put unnecessary pressure on yourself. Nursing is a wonderful thing and a fantastic goal, but it’s not the only thing and no mother is a failure if she doesn’t or can’t nurse. Nursing is a learned skill for both mother and child and it’s not always the natural, easy, seamless thing that most new mothers expect.

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    • Although I hope, more than words can express, to successfully breast feed, I’m trying to be prepared both mentally and physically for what’s to come. I do have a newborn formula in mind if nursing doesn’t work and I’ve thought a lot about other ways to connect to my daughter.

      I feel beyond blessed to be pregnant and preparing for my first child. My husband and I have created a life that makes us happy and adding to our little family is the best blessing possible.

      It will be helpful to have my mother here with me when my precious cargo arrives and I’m sure with her support as well as my husband’s and the rest of my family, I’ll do the best I can.

      🙂

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  2. You won’t be shut in the house, but you will certainly learn the easy places to nurse. Even with a cover up it can get tricky when you are first figuring out how to do it in public. But just like you are learning where every rest stop in a 50 miles radius of you is while pregnant, you will quickly learn the easiest places to nurse. The 1st month or 2 I spent running to the car whenever we were out. It was just easier for me to nurse there. The Nordstrom women’s lounge and changing rooms are also great options, most bathrooms are not (sitting on a toilet trying to nurse is NOT fun. Once you figure out how to stand and nurse you will be fine though.) Just take your time, don’t stress about it and you will be fine, whether nursing comes easily to you both or not.

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  3. Having a baby seems to require so many ” gadgets” 🙂 thanks for sharing all your awesome finds! It is going to make things easier for me when I have mine 🙂

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    • There are really only a select few things that are truly needed to have a child, especially if you are nursing but it’s great to have some additional support products that make like easier.

      Good luck with starting a family; it has made me happier than I’ve ever been in my life and she hasn’t even arrived yet.

      🙂

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  4. Oh, don’t be worried about breastfeeding in public! It is the birthright of you and your child. With my first daughter, I covered up at first, but then figured out that with baby latched on and shirt discreetly tucked up, no one saw anything. And as baby grows, baby covers anything that would bother someone. Plus breasts are for babies. This culture has sexualized them to the extreme. My 12 year old, who nursed for 4+ years, thinks this is bizarre. I relish the thought of a world where humans think sexualization of the breast is bizarre and feeding babies is normal. Only breastfeeding will make such a world a reality. Good luck to you. You’ll do fine!

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    • I’ve always felt a little uncomfortable with my body and I hope that I don’t project that onto my daughter. Your words are encouraging for less focus on sexuality and more on parenting and the joys of being a mother.

      I don’t think I will overcome the nursing concerns before my baby girl is born so the shawl will be a good support.

      Thank you for reading and for commenting; it’s appreciated.

      Lesley

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  5. I am like Lara, I covered up with my first but, more because that was 20 years ago when people were being kicked out of places for nursing in public. I have successfully nursed 3 babies. One of which, can’t remember which one, did not want to be covered. Even if I tried, the baby would pull away until uncovered and able to see my face. The youngest, would get too hot when covered up. My breast are small and I can easily nurse with only one arm holding the baby. So, I walked around nursing. Also, lot’s of carriers can be manuevered to make nursing while walking quite easy.

    I hated nursing in the bathrooms, refused to do it. I don’t eat in the bathroom and I won’t feed my baby in the bathroom. I also hated the women’s lounges (Nordstrom) because they are just an extension of the bathroom. Society has a long way to go.

    Lot’s of encouragement in your breastfeeding quest. There are some beautiful covers out there. Glad you found one that works for you.

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    • I totally agree with “I hated nursing in the bathrooms, refused to do it. I don’t eat in the bathroom and I won’t feed my baby in the bathroom.” I’d like to nurse in a healthy environment, which I don’t think is offered in a bathroom.

      As a excepting mother, I love to hear words of advice and suggestions from others with more experience.

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment; it’s greatly appreciated.

      Lesley

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  6. I really liked the nursing covers like Bebe au Lait (www.bebeaulait.com/products/bebe-au-lait-nursing-covers) that had a stiff neckline that allows for you to look down at the baby easily. My first baby loved being covered, my second hated it. I nursed my second in public just as much as my first, but found that a large tank top under my regular shirt worked really well. I would pull the top shirt up, and pop the boob over the top of the tank top that was under it. That way no back or flabby belly was hanging out making me feel self conscience. You just focus on what works best for you and your baby, and worry not about what anyone else says or thinks.

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    • Hopefully I’ll be able to take your advise and forget about others; my baby girl is the most important thing after all.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment; it’s appreciated.

      Good luck with your two children 🙂

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  7. It took me weeks and weeks with each of my kids to get the hang of nursing. Or, rather, for each of us to work it out together. It was a wonderful feeling when it did work, but both my babies benefited greatly from formula and bottles as an addition to my recalcitrant breast-milk. I also got to the point where I had no inhibition about whipping up my shirt and pulling out some food for them when needed. I wasn’t particularly blatant about it, but, eventually, I realized no one was really looking. Most of my shirts did the job of hiding ‘my stuff’, and the baby’s head in front of the breast took care of the rest. There are almost always quiet places and covert spots for a mom to sit for a while with her baby. The thing I found pretty funny is that mine would inevitably want to eat just as a plate of food was put in front of me. I had a lot of cold meals.

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  8. You’ll get the hang of nursing and I wouldn’t stress it. Even when I had my C-section I was still able to nurse and I’ve been nursing now for 7 weeks. We had a little tiny bit of adjustment at the very beginning but my son and I got the hang of it. I use the cover that goes just around your neck because my son gets too hot and will push himself off of me. He also likes to look around…crazy. Good luck with your breastfeeding! I love it and it is makes me feel very connected to my little boy!

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  9. My friend told me about this shawl. It looks great and it is versatile. Nursing my baby is also a priority for me, but I don’t know how I will feel about nursing in public either. This will be great!

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