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Having difficulty feeding my baby by a bottle now he's grown out of his sling. Any recommendations?

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Merlinpony08
Merlinpony08 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I am a new mum and having difficulty feeding my baby by a bottle now he has grown out of his sling!
Any other mothers out there who have any solutions for me or can recommend  equipment/furniture , or anything else that can help a wheelchair bound Mum. Thanks

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  • Jo_2022
    Jo_2022 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 297 Pioneering
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    Hi @Merlinpony08:) Welcome to the community. Thank you for this post. 

    I do not have any professional knowledge in this area. Personally I am not a parent either. I hope one of my colleagues is able to provide a solution for you. 

    Have you thought of asking your Council for an Occupational Health Assessment? They might suggest something helpful for you. Take care 

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @Merlinpony08 :) It's great to have you with us! How are you doing today? 

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our children, parents, and families category. I've also changed the title of your thread to make it easier for other members to find. 

    I'm not a parent either, but I'm sure you're not the only one who's experienced this!

    Have you tried speaking to your GP or nurse? They may be able to help you find a solution, or point you towards the right people.

    I'll also tag @Richard_Scope in, as he's got experience of being both a dad and a wheelchair user, so may be able to offer some advice. 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,638 Scope online community team
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    Hi @Merlinpony08
    Have you tried a  breastfeeding cushion on your lap? They have an elastic strap that wraps around you and your chair to hold it in place. 
    There are also some good equipment suggestions here 
    Tools and Tricks for Parents with Physical Disabilities – My Wonderfully Ridiculous Life with Cerebral Palsy (mywonderfullyridiccplife.com)

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  • Merlinpony08
    Merlinpony08 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you for your suggestions, I now have found a cushion from Clevamamia a company in Ireland.  I have had a Social Service OT assessment and all she could come up with was a hospital bedside table
    !! Useless! 
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,638 Scope online community team
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    A bedside table??

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