I'm posting this before I intended because I would love to hear your thoughts on breastfeeding during Mass. I'm on the fence.
I didn't 'wear' my other two children. Neither seemed to enjoy it and I wasn't philosophically committed to it. My newborn godson did love it, however, and I resolved to give it another try if I were ever blessed with another baby.
The Bjorn was my first carrier. I still like the ease of getting the baby in and out and the overall comfort level. It was (and still is) too big to use with my daughter just yet but I will probably rely on this one for hiking.
The Moby was new to me this time around. It has been lovely to use around 5:00 and will sometimes be the only thing that calms my baby down. She snuggles right up and goes to sleep. This one wins for stability and comfort. It feels like it distributes the weight most evenly of all the carriers and even at her smallest, my daughter felt fairly secure. Points taken off for being a pain in the neck to put on and for not being flattering to the postpartum figure.
I noticed recently all the moms at our new parish using the Maya wrap sling. They are even (gasp) discreetly breastfeeding during Mass while using this carrier. I, on the other hand, am stuck on a chair in the bathroom nursing my little fussypants. (I am meeting a lot of fellow parishioners this way!) I went ahead and splurged on this pricey little wrap because well, I kind of like going to Mass. This is my favorite so far. It takes a little getting used to and I still keep a hand on my newborn's neck but when we get things settled in, it is comfortable and easy. I have used this twice at the grocery store this week and it was wonderful. Another thing is that emotionally, it fits very well. That sounds sort of ridiculous, but when we finally made it work, it just felt right - the way she fit so perfectly right next to me. I think this one is also a little more flattering which is neither here nor there, but I feel more comfortable wearing it out. The Moby is my go-to wrap at home.
As for breastfeeding during Mass? I googled it a few days ago. Whew! People sure have some strong opinions on that one, huh? I don't really care one way or the other. I try to fill my daughter's belly as much as possible just prior to Mass but it doesn't always work. My sister and I were talking about it the other day and yes, while I think I could manage to do it discreetly, the nursing baby can sometimes be embarrassingly slurpy and grunty. So for now, you can find me on a chair in the bathroom.