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The Stages Of Breastfeeding (And Solutions To Their Challenges)

August 07, 2015 2 translation missing: en.blogs.article.read_time

The Stages Of Breastfeeding (And Solutions To Their Challenges)

Whether mums realise it or not, there are stages of breastfeeding which all of us will face before we have our babies, and after they are born. New mums may be surprised and experienced mums can surely relate to our list of the many different stages a breastfeeding mum will go through.

Stage 1: To Breastfeed Or Not To Breastfeed?

At this point, most mums have heard the mantra that “Breast Is Best” and are determined to breastfeed. After all, it only involves lifting up your T-shirt and waiting a few minutes for your bub to finish eating, right?

Solution: There is no solution to this except experience. Every mum’s experience will differ from one baby to the next (some babies really do only take five minutes to feed – but don’t count on it)

Stage 2: Breastfeeding Is Not As Natural As You Thought

After your baby is born, you may (though not assuredly) experience some difficulties with the feeding process. Your baby may not latch properly, or your breasts and nipples may hurt, or there may be a combination of issues involved.

Solution: If you are experiencing problems at the hospital or at home, take advantage of the knowledge of a nurse, lactation consultant, or your midwife. If you are at home, the Australian Breastfeeding Association is a fantastic resource and can be reached for assistance twenty-four hours a day.

Stage 3: Breastfeeding Takes Way Longer Than You Thought

Some babies like to “hang out” or even sleep at the breast, leaving a mum sitting on the couch for hours at a time.

Solution: Come armed to each feeding session. This means having the television remote within reaching distance, your phone in hand, and a snack and a glass of water on a side table.

Stage 4: Realising How Much Money You’ve Saved

After you attend just a couple of “mummy and me” meetings outside of the home, you will quickly realise the hundreds of dollars you have saved breastfeeding your child.

Solution: There is none. Save whatever you can and put it towards your baby’s future – or a new post-bub wardrobe.

Stage 5: Nothing Fits Right And You Have Nothing To Wear

Breastfeeding sheds up to 500 calories a day, which is why many breastfeeding mums claim to shed the “baby weight” faster than bottle feeding mums. With clever planning, you can buy an outfit before you have even had your baby which will continue to fit for months (if not years) afterwards.

Solution: Check out what we have atPeachymama.com.au. Our stylish on trend fashions are perfect for new mums as they allow easy access to the breast, but our attire cleverly crafted so that as your body changes, our clothing will change with you – while also showcasing your best assets.

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Size Guide

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. 

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.

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

    Questions? Call Lesa 1300 473 224  (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm AEST.)