Nursing is a wonderful thing and a lovely little verb as well, referring to the action both of the baby and the mother, or as the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization might say, it is the action of the motherbaby.
Some motherbabies nurse soon after birth and with no apparent learning curve. Others take more time. Some mothers donate milk to others who struggle with supply.
Two practices that make nursing easier are:
1. Nursing while lying down / dozing off.
2. Nursing in the sling.
Most people learn to do (1) just because the need to sleep is so powerful. Nursing while walking or doing other things becomes a need once you know you can do it, thanks to the sling.
I had not even known nursing in the sling was a thing until one day after coming out of the grocery store I sat down to nurse and my baby just kept on nursing. I had to go home, but she was still nursing. Could we possibly do both? She was half asleep but still nursing. I slowly pulled the sling with her in it up so that she was sitting at hip level and adjusted the length so that she could remain there while nursing. Slowly I stood up and found that I could walk home while she continued nursing, fully supported by the sling.
From that day forward I knew how to nurse in the sling.
The nursing kurta helps those who like to be out and about, and at the same time, discreet, or simply well-dressed. Combined with the sling, it really makes it easy to nurse on the go.
Note: When you’re nursing in the sling you’re already multitasking, making it difficult to catch on camera. So all I have is a stock image but readers are invited to send in pictures once they’ve practiced the art of nursing in the sling.
 An IMBCO representative spoke at the Birth India conference in Bangalore and explained their use of the term motherbaby in their work for healthy childbirth: “we don’t separate mother and baby even in words.”