Beyond the ability to have your hands free while still snuggling your baby, baby wearing has many added benefits:
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You carried your baby inside for months, being swayed when you walk, smelling your smells, the sound of your voice, the beat of your heart.
When you wear your baby they are again comforted by your smell, your heartbeat, and the sway in your step.
Baby wearing helps increase milk supply by helping a nursing mom's prolactin levels to regulate
When being worn, babies learn your cues on how to interact with others. They also get introduced to new foods and their smells.
Doctors recommend keeping a baby with reflux in an elevated, upright position after feeding to help keep acid from their bellies from coming up into their throat.