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Breastfeeding Can Lessen The Risk Of Diabetes In Both Mom And Baby

February 16, 2014

Breastfeeding Can Lessen The Risk Of Diabetes In Both Mom And Baby

Studies have shown that children who were breastfed had a reduced risk of obesity and diabetes later in life. This is compared to those children who were not breast fed or were breast fed for less than six months. Making breastfeeding even more appealing, studies have found that it can also reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in moms.

Children’s Studies

It multiple studies revealed that children who were fed breast milk for at least six months were 15 to 30 percent less likely to have obesity issues as adults or teens. In fact, each month a child is breastfed will lead to an additional 4 percent reduction in the risk of having weight issues according to the 2012 Pediatrics Journal. The same study also saw a 30 percent reduction in the occurrence of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in babies who were fed breast milk exclusively for at least three months. A series of 21 different articles were analyzed for results regarding Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The analysis agreed with findings that children who were given solely breast milk for the first six months of life lowered the risk of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. In fact, the analysis recommended breast milk be used to supplement solids until the age of two. Breast milk contains bioactive substances which assist in immune maturation while promoting satiety.

Mom’s Studies

You might be surprised to hear that when you choose to breastfeed your baby you are not only reducing his or her risk of diabetes, but yours as well. A study that took over 20 years to complete discovered that moms reduced their risk by 15 percent, and that risk was reduced incrementally the more children they had – a mother who has two children would see a 30 percent reduction. The information was collected from 704 women in a heart health study which revealed further information including the good news regarding diabetes.

Breastfeeding is even more important for moms who had gestational diabetes as they are four times more likely to suffer from Type 2 diabetes later in life. Breastfeeding reduces their risk for metabolic syndrome from 44 percent to 86 percent. This is good news for both you and your baby.

At Peachymama, we are delighted to be able to design comfortable, attractive nursing clothes and breastfeeding bras for moms who are dedicated to providing breast milk to their little ones.

 


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Size Guide

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.

    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.