Avoiding Breastfeeding Problems (Infographic)

February 15, 2017

Avoiding Breastfeeding Problems

 

While not every mum experiences problems breastfeeding, here are our tips for avoiding some of the most common:Sore nipples, blocked milk ducts,engorgement, mastitis.

1. Get The Latch Right

A good “latch” is important in minimising many breastfeeding difficulties. You’ll soon find the best position that sees your baby’s mouth fully cover the areola.

2. Feed Regularly

Feeding newborns 8-12 times a day will keep yourmilk supply up and your breasts comfortable. Monitor which side baby feeds from, and alternate each time.

3. Warm and Cold Compresses

Use a warm compress to help unblock a clogged milk duct, and a cold compress to relieve engorgement. Grab yourself a cabbage and keep it in the fridge - chilled cabbage leaves really work!

4. Wear Comfortable Clothing

Yes, we would say this wouldn’t we? ;) But really, it makes sense that tight and uncomfortable clothing will do you no favours at this time. Good support for your breasts and easy access for feeding are a priority.

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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.