Attending an event alone as a breastfeeding mum can be challenging, but for some new mums, attending an important event with her breastfed bub in tow is unthinkable.
If this sounds like you, take heart. Many mums have been there – and we have drawn on their experience as well as our own to help you successfully attend that event while not only looking flawless, but feeling prepared.
Pumping mamas may not have the stress of having a baby in tow, but we do have the stress of having to leave our breastfed babies at home without their primary source of food.
Make a promise to yourself that you will attend the event guilt-free and that you have left your little one in the hands of one or more capable individuals who love your baby and will care for them.
Also make a promise to yourself that you will pump, whether that is to maintain your milk, increase your comfort, or a have back-up milk supply for that next event you will be attending.
A lot of mums will purchase or rent a double electric pump so that they can easily pump and dump or keep the milk at an event. Others choose to have a hand-held pump because it is more portable and does not rely on electricity to be used.
Choose a pump that will be most comfortable for you to use during the event. If you plan on using an electric pump, call the venue and ask if they have an outlet which you can use while at the wedding or conference. Many venues will have spare meeting rooms or hotel rooms which they will allow you to use for such a purpose.
The next important factor is to consider what you are going to wear to the event. Stretchy tops, button downs and easy to lifttanks and tees are all ideal, but they can easily interfere with any other accessories you may have on at the time.
The best solution to allowing for an easy pump is to wear clothes that have been designed specifically with breastfeeding in mind. For a more informal event, aPeachymama tank top may be the perfect item to give you an outfit that is stylish while still allowing you to pump easily. Our tanks can be paired with our black post-partum boot-cut pants or with a maxi skirt.
Finally, don’t leave without asupportive bra and good breast pads. The bra will keep your breasts supported and looking fabulous, and the breast pads will make sure that any embarrassing “wet marks” will be kept at bay.
You are invited to an event, but your focus is no longer on the event: it’s going on the little one who will be at the event or waiting for you in a hotel room.
Most mums have the baby packing essentials covered:
But here are a few extras which you may not have considered:
Once your baby’s needs are covered, it is time to consider what you want to wear to the event. The first question is what type of event it is and what is appropriate to wear.
Peachymama has you covered in every area, whether you are attending a super casual event or plan on going to a high-class affair.
Here are a couple of our recommendations:
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The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body. This means that if you were say, an AU/UK ’S’ (8-10) before bubs came along, you’ll most likely be the same now in Peachymama sizing.
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.
|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.
In the video, Taryn wears size 12/14 (Medium)
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