Working Out As A Breastfeeding Mum

May 06, 2016

Working Out As A Breastfeeding Mum

Whether it is the media, friends, family, or just how we feel about ourselves, new mums often feel pressure to lose weight fast after having a bub. One mum recently posted pictures of her lunging and doing other exercises while feeding her two week old baby, and as expected the Internet was alight with commentary.

Sharny Kieser is a mother of six beautiful children. Within two weeks of the birth of her most recent child, she was snapped squatting and performing other exercises while nursing feeding her. While some mums criticised Kieser for her actions, many others admired her, or were completed mystified by how she was able to accomplish such a task.

It’s All About Determination

Kieser is no stranger to having to multitask on a daily basis. With six young children constantly underfoot, she is accustomed to needing to adapt from what a “normal” person would do to what she has to do to compliment her needs on a daily basis.

It’s All About The Right Gear

In order to facilitate being able to feed while exercising, it is necessary for a new mum to have the right clothing to be able to work out how she sees fit.

  • Low Support and Impact Sports Bras: Appropriate for walking, yoga and strength training (like squats)

  • Medium Support and Impact Sports Bras: Skiing, cycling and moderate hiking

  • High Support and Impact Sports Bras: Running, aerobics and mountain biking

The Mummy Angle

It is important for new mums to consider the fact that their breasts may change size during a workout, particularly if she is breastfeeding. Depending on the activity in which you are involved, support which ranges anywhere from medium to high is best, and bras with stretchy material on top of the breast are best for breastfeeding mums.

Staying Comfortable While Working Out

Working out is one thing, but looking chic and fashionable while doing so is a whole other issue for new mums. Regardless of what concerns you may have, our extensive line of nursing t-shirts and tank tops here at Peachymama are perfect for looking fab while working out.

A lot of new mums work out while their baby is in the fitness facility’s nursery, and there may come a time when you need to step in for a feed. Our tanks and tees allow mums to effortlessly feed their newest additions without having to expose a lot of skin or catch a chill.

Explore your Peachymama breastfeeding tops today and let us know which tees and tanks you like best!

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Size Chart

So that you get an accurate measurement using our sizing chart:

  1. Make sure you wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust and hips.
  2. When measuring your bust it is recommended you wear your breastfeeding/nursing bra. 

The Simple Version

(Peachymama Sizes = Australian Sizes)

XS = 8-10

S = 10-12

M = 12-14

L = 14-16

The Detailed Version

Tops & Dresses

Size

Bust (cm)

Bust (in)

Waist (cm)

Waist (in)

Hip (cm)

Hip (in)

XS 89-94 35-37

66-72

26-28 91-97 36-38
S 94-99 37-39 72-76 28-30 97-102 38-40
M 99-104 39-41 76-81 30-32 102-107 40-42
L 104-109 41-43 81-86 32-34 107-112

42-44

Pants & Jeans
The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.

Size

Waist (cm)

Waist (in)

Hip (cm)

Hip (in)

Front Rise (cm)

Front Rise (in)

XS 66-72 26-28 91-97 36-38 28 11
S 72-76 28-30 97-102 38-40 29 11 1/2
M 76-81 30-32 102-107 40-42 30 11 3/4
L 81-86 32-34 107-112 42-44 31 12
Pants & Jeans - Inside Leg

This is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.

Size

Inside Leg (cm)

Inside Leg (in)

XS 76 30
S 77 30 1/3
M 78 30 2/3
L 79 31

 3/4 Pants - Inside Leg
This is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.

Size

Inside Leg (cm)

Inside Leg (in)

XS 61 24 1/2
S
62
25
M
63
25
L
64
25 1/3

If you’re not sure or need some help please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 473 224.