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Products Marketed to the Breastfeeding Mom - Are They Really Necessary?

June 08, 2015

 Products Marketed to the Breastfeeding Mum - Are They Really Necessary?

The baby market of today is loaded with countless items that are supposedly created to make baby’s and mom’s life happier, healthier and easier. But do you really need that breastfeeding pillow? Is it truly necessary to sink hundreds of dollars into a state-of-the-art breast pump?

We’ll shed some light on what we think are some of the best tools and products marketed to breastfeeding moms, and which may not be so necessary. 

The Best Breastfeeding Tools for Moms

The fact of the matter is that all a breastfeeding mom really needs is her breast and a baby, but the tools below can make a breastfeeding mom’s life – and that of her baby – go much more smoothly, particularly during the first few months of nursing.

  • Breast Pump: Moms can skip the pump and hand express, but many find hand expression time-consuming, frustrating, or downright impossible. However, you need not invest in a state-of-the-art medical-grade breast pump, and can even rent one when necessary from a pharmacy.

  • Nursing Bra: Some moms may make do with regular bras, but nursing bras give mom and baby quick and easy access to her breast.

  • Breast Pads: Most – not all – moms experience a leaking breast, especially when her baby is young and feeding regularly. Breast pads tuck nicely into a nursing bra or into nursing clothing and will not only prevent wet spots on your front, but will keep your nipples dry and healthy.

  • Nursing Clothing: The nursing clothing at Peachymama is designed specifically to allow for easy and comfortable feeds, and is far more trendy and attractive than wearing an over-sized t-shirt or stretched out tank top. As an added benefit, moms continue to wear our on-trend fashions even after their baby has stopped nursing!

  • Nipple Cream: Not every mom suffers from cracked or painful nipples, but many do. Having this cream on deck and ready to go if needed is a worthwhile and cost-effective investment in your comfort.

 The Items You May Not Need

There are a few items marketed to breastfeeding moms that in many cases can be skipped:

  • Nursing Covers:  A baby wrap, nursing clothing or having a baby carrier (such as a sling) can completely eliminate this need.

  • Nursing Stool:  Skip this expense and use a footstool, an inexpensive plastic stool from a discount store, or even a stack of books.

  • Nursing Pillow:  Though helpful to many, bed and throw pillows can be just as effective.

Nothing beats being comfortable when you are breastfeeding, whether at home or out-and-about – and this is the driving force behind our post-baby clothing at Peachymama. Looking good, and feeling fine – there’s nothing like it!

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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.