How To Breastfeed On A Plane (Comfortably!)

July 25, 2016

How To Breastfeed On A Plane (Comfortably!)

Most airlines have made it clear to travellers that they are very accepting of breastfeeding mums and thatbreastfeeding on one of their planes is allowed (though we always suggest that you explore a specific airline’s breastfeeding policy first). However, the policy is not usually what troubles mums the most. The real problem is being able to breastfeed in a confined area where they may have little space apart from their seat and the small amount of leg room in front of them.

Your quarters may be a bit more cramped than if you were to feed at home or in the airport, butbreastfeeding comfortably during a flight is possible.

Bring Your Breastfeeding Pillow

We know, yet another thing to bring on board. But if you are going for a long flight, a breastfeeding pillow will allow your baby to:

  • Breastfeed comfortably and in a way in which she is familiar; and
  • Enjoy a more relaxing nap time

Your baby may be happy using an airplane neck pillow. Test it out a few times at home though, to be sure that he will be happy using it.

Bring Your Sling

If you are going on an overnight flight, bring a ring sling with you (although small babies who are not fussy may sleep in the bassinet provided by the airline). The ring sling will help you keep your larger baby sleeping, meaning you may be able to sneak in a bit of a nap as well.

Pack The Essentials

You may be saving room in the nappy bag because you do not need to pack bottles, but that space will be well used. Some of the essentials you should bring includes:

  • A burp cloth
  • Extra zippered plastic bags (perfect for storing messy clothes or grabbing ice if you are pumping)
  • An extra shirt for you(in case of leaks, spit ups, and other messes)
  • A change of clothes for your baby
  • Dress Wisely

Dress babies in clothing without elastic waistbands and dress yourself in yoga pants or, if you have recently given birth, a pair of Peachymamahigh-waisted pants (our pants are designed to not rub against or irritate any tender areas).

Peachymama also has an extensive line oftanks,tees, and long sleeved specially designedbreastfeeding shirts that allow mums to feed their babies while showing little to no skin. See ournewest on-trend arrivals andbreastfeeding basics!

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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.