Reality Star Jill Duggar Under Fire for Baby Sling Photo

The most important thing parents should know about the way they hold their baby in a sling.
3:31 | 05/01/15

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reality star Jill Duggar under fire because of this photo right here. Showing the new mom holding her newborn son in a baby sling. Critics say the way she's carrying him is not safe. Paula Faris has the story. Reporter: The duggars, devoutly religious. Indisputably kind. And the stars of their reality show. Z good job. Reporter: But daughter Jill has fans in an uproar this week over this photo which appears to show her with her 3-week-old son Israel in a sling. Posters from this face pook page say the way she's wearing her baby is dangerous, because the baby sits too low in the carrier. It's great she's wanting to wear her baby in the sling. It's a hard carrier to understand. Reporter: Holly Ann works at wild was mama. It's difficult to position the baby right. Usually in a ring sling, the baby should be higher on her body. Reporter: The harsh comments include, you would think ever having 82 siblings and being a midwi midwife, she would know how the use a sling properly. It happens more often than you think. The risks are serious. The consumer product safety commission has identified 14 infant deaths with sling-style carriers over the past 0 years. The big issue with the sling is the risk of suffocation. If your baby is premature or small for their age, don't use a sling. Reporter: Besser also says incorrect use can lead to hip problems. When used correctly, slings are a great help to mom, who now not only has her baby close, but also her hands free. You want to have the baby upright or in a cradle position. You want to be able to see their face. It's easier. You practice more and more. Reporter: Jill who was a midwife in training, did not wish to comment. For "Good morning America," Paula Faris, ABC news, New York. Our thanks to Paula and more on this with Adrian. She's a certified baby wearing educator and owner of New York's wild was mama. Thank you. What sit a parent should know about the proper way to carry their child? As you can see, babies love their carriers. Moms love to hold them close. That's instinct. A good carrier should feel just like your arms. You want to make sure the head is nice and high so you can give them little kisses. You want to make sure T their face is totally visible. No fabric obstructing your view of them. Make sure the fabric is nice and tight. There are different way to wrap. We is three. This is a woven wrap. Daniela has it with her bay by in front. It's a long piece of fabric. 15 seconds. Somewhat good on the that's two? A ring sling. Get a baby in and out quickly. Know how to adjust it. This is a buckle carrier for people who might people more familiar with buckles. Make sure you're picking one that's the right size. I want to stay. Can we turn them over. Look at the buy beast. Look at the faces. Thank you. Thank you so much. So precious. And very comfortable, obviously.

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