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5555 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite L-121
Austin, TX

AustinBorn is a modern parenting center in Austin, TX offering classes and services in an inclusive atmosphere. We offer birth + postpartum doula care, group prenatal classes, childbirth education, loss support, postpartum support groups, breastfeeding support group, lactation counseling, breastfeeding education and special workshops. Come say hello and check out our cozy space. We can't wait to meet you!

The Breastfeeding Cafe & Babywearing


The Breastfeeding Cafe & Babywearing

Austin Born

On Friday we had a blast experimenting with different baby carriers, slings and wraps.  Thanks Brooke Stage for showing us the ropes!

We had such a fun time trying on Brooke's ring slings and checking out what each other brought.  Our hands down favorite was the Pognae carrier, which is the tan one with the front vent in the photos above.  The mom who brought it said she bought it years ago on eBay in Korean, but that now they are available here in the US.  We all thought it looked like it would be more wearable in the TX heat than most of the other options.

After we had all tried on all the carriers we wanted to, the conversation turned to bras.  Where is the best place to go here in Austin, particularly if you are a larger size? Petticoat Fair, where you have to sign in and work with a fitting specialist, and you will pay a premium for the service, but where you will be able to find something you'll be happy wearing.  Some ladies mentioned having success with the Bravado line of bras (linked from amazon, right).  But keep in mind that Petticoat Fair or the lingerie section of some large department stores can alter any bra into a nursing bra.  You could also do this yourself if you're handy with a needle and thread, and have that kind of time and patience!

Another tip from a seasoned mom: Earth Mama Angel Baby Booby Tubes are handy for breast discomfort, especially in those early days when you are figuring things out.  She mentioned that she also found them super useful the other day when she sprained her ankle!

If you missed the fun this week, there's more to come next Friday!

BF Cafe meets every Friday morning (10-12) and the 2nd Thursday evening (7-9pm) of the month.  This group is facilitated by Stephanie, AustinBorn's Certified Lactation Consultant, and there's always tea & snacks.  Bring your baby and your questions and enjoy the support of other moms in the same boat!