Working Out As A Breastfeeding Mum - Peachymama

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 Guide

The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body so that if you were say, an AU/UK ’S’ (8-10) before, you’ll most likely be the same now in Peachymama sizing. 

In the video, Taryn wears size 12/14 (Medium)

Find out for yourself

Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. When measuring your bust we recommend you wear your nursing bra. 

    TOPS & DRESSES

    PEACHYMAMA SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16
    US SIZE XXS XS S M
    US SIZE 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
    CM IN CM IN CM IN CM IN
    BUST 89-94 35-37 94-99 37-39 99-104 39-41 104-109 41-43
    WAIST 66-72 26-28 72-76 28-30 76-81 30-32 81-86 32-34
    HIPS 91-97 36-38 97-102 38-40 102-107 40-42 107-112 42-44

     

    PANTS & JEANS

    PEACHYMAMA SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE XS S M L
    AU/UK SIZE 8-10 10-12 12-14 14-16
    US SIZE XXS XS S M
    US SIZE 6-8 8-10 10-12 12-14
    CM IN CM IN CM IN CM IN
    WAIST 66-72 26-28 72-76 28-30 76-81 30-32 81-86 32-34
    HIPS 91-97 36-38 97-102 38-40 102-107 40-42 107-112 42-44
    FRONT RISE 28 11 29 11 1/2 30 11 3/4 31 12
    INSIDE LEG 76 30 77 30 1/3 78 30 2/3 79 31

    * 'Inside Leg' is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.
    ** The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.