When you think of breastfeeding, what do you envision? Perhaps a newborn infant nursing with her mom still in the hospital, or a chubby rosy cheeked six month old cherub breastfeeding happily with his mom in the park.
What most people do not envision isbreastfeeding a toddler.
According to the survey, 96% of new moms initiate breastfeeding, but only 39% of these babies were still being exclusively breastfed at four months. That number drops to 15% when babies are six months.
The statistics offers slightly different statistics, with 28% of children at twelve months of age still being breastfed. But by 18 months, the numbers were at 9%, and at two years old, down to 5%.
No parent should feel judged forhow long or how short a time they breastfeed. Here are some of the reasons why breastfeeding a toddler is awesome:
Nursing a toddler, particularly in public, can be more difficult for moms when they feel that there is a stigma attached to it, or may simply be uncomfortable nursing in public. To help allay any embarrassment you may feel, teach your toddler a “key phrase” or a special “code word” to ask to breastfeed. This may be verbal or it may be physical (i.e. your child patting his or her chest).
Many toddlers will also start to pinch and poke different areas of your body while you feed. As soon as these behaviours begin, redirect their hands. If necessary, have a special toy on hand for them to play with while you feed.
Lastly, be comfortable. This means not only being able to discreetly feed your toddler, but feeling like your fabulous self while doing so.
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The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body.
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.
Keep in mind our sizes are based on an Australian fit. Use the chart below to find yours.
If you're not sure, simply contact us with your a) measurements, b) height and c) weight and we'll guide you to the perfect size.
|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.