Skincare Products To Avoid When Breastfeeding - Peachymama USA

Skincare Products To Avoid When Breastfeeding

July 04, 2017

Skin care products to avoid while breastfeeding

For 9 months you carefully monitored everything you put into your body. You slashed your caffeine consumption, avoided sushi and alcohol. While pregnant and breastfeeding moms are very conscientious about what theyre eating and drinking, they are often less aware of the harmful effects that other items they use might have on their baby.

We’ve compiled a quick list of skincare products you may want to avoid while breastfeeding:

Makeup

While not all makeup products are harmful to babies, there are some that should certainly be avoided.

Now, products that are marked asnon-acnegenic,non-comedogenicor that are mineral-only makeup products are generally safe to use when breastfeeding as these dont clog pores and are oil-free.

But particular products to avoid are those which contain salicylic acids or retinoids, often listed as:

  • Retinoic acid

  • Retin-A

  • Retinol

  • Retinyl linoleate or palmitate

  • Diferin

  • Razarotene or tazorac and avage

Sunscreens

The choice of sunscreens is a big deal when it comes to skin care for breastfeeding mothers. 

Sunscreens are generally safe to use, though some studies have suggested that some ingredients that can be found in chemical-based sunscreens can be dangerous not only when breastfeeding, but when pregnant. When possible, avoid sunscreens that contain:

  • Retinoids (listed above)

  • Oxybenzone

  • Octinoxate

Acne Products

Even if you may have been pimple-free since your teens you may suffer from acne breakouts as your body changes with the growth of your baby.

Before you reach for an over the counter every day acne product, its always best to contact a dermatologist to ensure that the products youre using are safe for your baby.

Skin care ingredients to avoid while breastfeeding:

  • Retinoids

  • BHA or Beta Hydroxy acid

  • Salicylic acid (or choose products that contain no more than 2%)

And while we're on the subject of appearances...

- yes, ok, here's the 'why you need Peachymama nursing clothes' part... read on or feel free to wander off and take a look around, there'll be something there for you :)

Post pregnancy and breastfeeding leaves many moms struggling to manage their new appearance.

One surefire and healthy way to boost your spirits and your appearance is to make good clothing choices that have you looking fresh and fashionable while making your life as a breastfeeding mom a whole lot easier.

Choose Garments For Your New Body

Forget fighting to fit into a pair of size 6 jeans. Treat yourself to a pair of designed post-pregnancy pants with a soft elastic high-waist band, or tops that go nicely with your new curves while concealing any trouble areas.

Focus on Colour

Choose pieces with colors that enhance your natural glow, such as emerald and baby blues for lighter skin, metallics and neons for bronze skin, and striking colors such as cobalt and red for darker skin.

GoBreastfeeding Friendly pieces designed specifically for breastfeeding allow moms to stay on trend while remaining comfortably discreet when feeding babies.

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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.