Friday, March 27, 2009
Вы должны купить некоторый HOTmilk от breastmates.co.nz
Очень хорошие цены за клиентов в России
Новозеландский Доллар - приблизительно имеют USD
Поставка занимает приблизительно 10 - 15 дней
Размеры - то же самое как российские размеры
Купите от матери, управляющей этим бизнесом
The above is a blog post that I wanted to write to my customers in Russia.
Another thank you to the Auckland suburban newspapers, T&E, BIGfm, Oh Baby, Littlies, and TV3 Sunrise who have all helped to publicise this campaign for me.
This is my first stint at charity work, and I have really enjoyed it. Sure it takes some time, but it is something that I can do, that WILL make a difference.
Breastmates is a home-based business. But it is not a little cottage industry or hobby. We send items nationwide and worldwide, it is the mail order side of the business that keeps us busy. But I really do like getting visitors, meeting people, and seeing belly bumps and new babys for anyone that wants to visit us in the Waikato.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I very rarely sell a manual breast pump. If I do, its purely for the reason that the mum wants to use it infrequently, like once a fortnight or something.
Quote "My friend bought me the Manual Avent Breast Pump. My baby is 4 - 5 weeks old and as I was full, I expressed before going to bed. Unfortunately after 30 - 40 minutes I went to sleep only to wake the following morning with two sore wrists with inflamed tendons.I have not been to the doctor yet as I am hoping they will go down. Please could this be a warning for other newbees to manual breast pumps. RegardsAnna"
Yup you will certainly get a sore hand with the manual breast pump trigger.
Something to be aware of if you are wanting a manual pump, and if your hands and wrists could be prone to OSS.
Do contact me if there is anything I can help you with, or questions about expressing.
"Thanks Frances - absolutely love the Hot Milk lingere! Beautiful and extremely comfy. Someone really has designed this well. "
This is the feedback she told me:
"Just wanted to let you know that the order has arrived already - wow! much faster than a lot of my Australian orders have!"
Got this feedback from a customer who had recently purchased another Glamourmum Feeding Singlet. These are a great feeding singlet and are suitable for both summer and winter. Just add or remove extra clothing layers!
"Yes I'm loving my current singlet and wear it most days! Hence the need for a second one. Sarah"
A nice option for plus size maternity. A nice option for any size maternity!
You can order all HOTmilk styles at our webstore Breastmates.
Friday, March 13, 2009
WIN Medela Swing Breast Pump from Breastmates
Courtesy of Breastmates Breastfeeding Store, you can win a Medela Swing Breast pump worth $255. This is the ideal breast pump for mothers that need to express either occasionally or full time. We love how Breastmates are so dedicated to breastfeeding support and advice, and you can trust them to help you find the right product for your needs. www.breastmates.co.nz Phone 0508 BREAST. Enter here.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
It was somewhat eerie when I received this message from my good friend Kylie... to see my own words being sent back to me after going around a few offices, over to Australia, back to New Zealand, around a few more offices and then forwarded on to me!
See the email trail here http://www.breastmates.co.nz/adv_email_trail.html
Their offical website address is http://www.breastfeeding.org.nz which is very similar to my website address http://www.breastfeeding.co.nz Some people have been confused between the two, and have been typing in my address (.co.nz) after seeing the TV adverts for the (.org.nz) site :-)
These Wool Cot Blankets are practically a New Zealand tradition, and are a yummy and practical purchase for your nursery.
This is the Boho Red nappy bag. A relatively compact style of nappy bag compared to the other nappy bags that we sell (gr8x). It has enough room to carry everything you need for a baby and toddler, without looking like you are carrying your holiday luggage.
For more information go to our webstore http://www.breastmates.co.nz/boho_nappy_bag.html
Hello dear.May God bless your soul.My name is
Isn't that nice. It was just the type of message I needed to receive today. Its such an easy way for me to help other people. If all I have to do is round up some bras, and ask people, then ship them over. Its great to help.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This lady wrote
"...My question is about starting up a web based company in NZ. As I am only just starting out, and I have read about your success and always here people say 'check out the breastmates web site'. I'm wondering if you would mind answering a few questions about what has worked and what hasn't. Or just some general advice in terms of how you became a house hold name amoungst nz mums...."
So I sent this lady a quick reply to encourage her with her WAHM business, I must admit I was quite flattered and took her email as a great complement.
It certainly has not been easy to get where we are today, and some days are harder than others.
But I LOVE what I do!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
This is the long sleeve breast feeding top that we sell at our Store Breastmates. Its hard to show how it works for nursing using photos, so I am showing it to you on this video of breastfeeding top. For more information or to order, please go to our website here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/Breastfeeding_Clothing_Winter.html
The top does have co-ordinating pants in a blue colour with flower print.
For more information on HOTmilk and breastfeeding PJs see our website here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/hot_milk_pj_indulge.html
This is one of the stylish breastfeeding tops that we sell on our webstore Breastmates, its a classic style cross-front tshirt with ruched layers. What everyone else WONT know is that this top has openings for breastfeeding.
This little video shows how!
You can order these breast feeding tops here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/Breastfeeding_Clothing.html
You can buy the breastfeeding tops here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/Breastfeeding_Tee_Shirt.html
I have just recorded this demonstration showing how our Nursing Covers work. These are such a lovely way to feed baby, totally private you can really feed your baby anywhere - even in a crowd and no one would know.
Just keep the nursing cover in your nappy bag.
Love the fabrics too
You can see more information here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/hideaway_nursing_covers.html
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
All of our shopping product pages for Medela are accessible via this Medela logo below.
Of course we can obtain other information that may not be listed, so contact us to enquire about this. The up to date information is available on this page http://www.breastmates.co.nz/express.htm
"Hi Frances, I just got my order this afternoon after only placing it last night – wow what fantastic service! I have ordered a lot of things online and have never had delivery this fast. I will definitely let my friends know about you! "
Actually this customer also has her own business, the website in her email signature is:
http://www.ilovepies.com/ Its a very cool looking website by the way, I love the graphics. Plus I am quite partial to a Mince & Cheese myself.
It fits perfectly and I am so very pleased with it. What a beautiful top!
Many thanks for your service. Jenny"
Got this email from Ruth:
"It's great that you can send over to Singapore. I'm due mid-March and actually hadn't prepped anything for nursing/ hospital or home dressing, hence, your site is great."
Our site is http://www.breastmates.co.nz/
Not surprisingly, some guys put orders through after getting the email forwarded to them by their girl.
I got this feedback from Paul.
Quote" got the lingerie thankyou. she loves it"
meet Frances, she owns a very successful e-commerce website selling sexy lingerie for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and a range of products for mummies to be, and new mums. She has been my online daughter for 5 months, and she is my pride and Joy, this woman works so darn hard on her website, and I just adore her, she’s the only person I know that works as hard and long as I do. This is her site http://www.breastmates.co.nz/ and unless you have been keeping a secret Justine, know you don’t need anything she sells, but maybe you need to get something for someone else…. And make sure you send this link to 5 of your friends. Lol….
Aww shucks, isn't that sweet.
I think it is nice that one other person in the world knows how hard I work, and that I'm not just sitting here playing. But it is real. And it is my life.
"great site. your site has very good sizing info, on which to make a choice from, so i would feel comfortable buying on your site. great to see the little videos on your site, as HOW the openings work, on bf-ing clothes is all important. impressive site - i have looked at MANY breastfeeding clothing sites in the last three years, yours is very very good.
wonderful that you can apply the knowledge gained from your engineering background - and bf-ing two lovely wee kids, to your products.
To view our site use this link: http://www.breastmates.co.nz
I am so pleased and proud to have created a website that mothers like using :-)
Plus a lot of people don't know where to find a midwife. Here is a link to the search result on the white pages. You can narrow it down to find a midwife in a town near you.
Find Midwife: http://yellow.co.nz/whitepages/search/new+zealand/midwife-1.html
Some midwives work independent. Some work as part of a hospital or clinic. Some will visit you at your home during your pregnancy, most you will have to go to their clinic rooms for your visits.
This is usually the same midwife that is with you during labour, unless her "backup" is called, or unless you are using a hospital midwife service or obstetrician. So it is important to find a midwife that you click with, and that you like.
We are proud to be a HOTmilk supplier in the UK, just come and visit on our webstore and we can sort out the HOTmilk for you in the UK.
Go to this page to view our styles and order your HOTmilk http://www.breastmates.co.nz/hotmilk.htm
Its no problem for us to send HOTmilk to the States, just pay using credit card or paypal.When your payment is received we'll send you a message to confirm the parcel is sent. Then just wait about 10 days and your HOTmilk will arrive with you in the States.
To view our current range go here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/hotmilk.htm
This is a video that I have recorded to show you how to use it, and the sound. So quiet!
You can see more information and order breastpump online at our store: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/Medela_Swing_Breast_Pump.html
For more information and to order this breast pump online, go to our store:
For more information on this Freestyle pump, go to our store: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/medela_freestyle_double_pump.html
For more information on this breast pump, go to my webstore http://www.breastmates.co.nz/
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
If you are watching me today then don't copy me. Think of your own ideas and do your own research. Be original.
But still strange that you happened to find the blog post in the first place. Someone is watching me, I know that for sure. How else would you have found the post.
And please refrain from phoning me in the future.
Here is a summary so far. To see our current full range go to this page:
baby hunger signs
baby layette list
boosting milk supply
bottle feeding baby tips
bra fitting auckland
breast feeding discrimination
breast feeding fashions
breast feeding tips
breast pump sizes
breastfeeding after csection
expressing breast milk
heating baby milk
hotmilk lingerie online
how to express milk
lactation boosting cookies
maternity bra advice
maternity bra fitting
maternity sanitary pads
medela large bottles
medela spare pquestions
new baby questions
packing your hospital bag
sexy maternity underwear
sexy nursing bra
tigers milk recipe
This is a great move. But thoughts come to mind are:
- so does this mean your baby will be at your work,
- you may need to work close to where your baby is being minded so that you can nip out to feed them
- you'd be under alot of pressure to feed them quickly and get back to work
- if you are not with your baby, then you'd be expressing. So I assume this new provision means that you can take breaks to express milk.
I used to work as a consultant in an office, mainly of men. I am just trying to imagine where I would feed my baby or express if I had still been working them. If I had baby with me (but realistically baby wouldnt have been with me in the office) then I could have breastfed him in the lunchroom. But I wouldnt have expressed in there. I guess I would have expressed milk in the loo. With a large open plan office I wouldnt have done it at my desk.
So the new provisions are great, but there are still practicality issues.
Thank goodness I am a WAHM now, so I can feed my baby while I work at home anyway :-)
Of course it is no problem for us to send to Australia HOTmilk. We just wrap, pack and send as usual. Parcels take about 7-10 days to arrive.
Breastmates is a great place to buy HOTmilk in Australia, to view our current selection go to here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/hotmilk.htm
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
We have everything from short sleeve, long sleeve, casual, smart, warm, wraps, ponchos, and even hoodies now.
A summary of nursing clothes styles is provided below. To view the available stock go to our website page http://www.breastmates.co.nz/clothing.htm
breastfeeding clothes cowl
breastfeeding clothes open
breastfeeding clothes open2
breastfeeding clothes wrap
breastfeeding clothing criss cross
Breastfeeding Clothing Hoodie
Breastfeeding Clothing Winter
Breastfeeding Tee Shirt
breastfeeding tops twelve animals
breastfeeding tops twelve animals long
earth mama bottom balm
earth mama lip balm
earth mama milk tea
earth mama no more milk
bosom buddies herbal
natural nipple butter
Other natural maternity products that we sell are the Mother Well range from New Zealand naturopaths.
As shown on these pages:
mother well baby wash
mother well belly oil
mother well natural products
mother well sitzzz
mother well tummy
To view our full range of breastfeeding aid products and remedies go to here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/remedy.htm
Since the press release was sent out by me, I've had:
- radio interview
- cover on t&e newspaper
- story in Western Leader newspaper
- story in Central Leader paper
Okay so that is great press to get behind the campaign. I've had TONNES of phone calls from ladies wanting to donate stuff.
Today I had 4 parcels in the letter box, a big bag left on the porch, and 2 bags hanging on the picket fence.
I've already got 2 big rubbish bags full of secondhand bras. I think I am going to get more than 1000 when this has finished.
I think everyone really likes to do something with their old bras. Most women have bras they dont wear any more, lurking at the back of their draw. This way they get a REALLY good use.
Really the success of expressing breast milk does differ for people.
It can depend on the time of day that you express (mornings are usually better), how much your baby is drinking, and how much you expressed at the same time on the previous day.
The Medela Mini Electric Breast Pump has 3 suction levels on the motor, you start off slow and if it is comfortable you increase the suction.
This differs to the Swing breast pump, which has 2 modes – first it pumps fast to stimulate letdown and then it pumps slower for the longer expressing and you can increase the suction then.
The different suction levels on the mini electric do not necessarily mean that you get more milk out, as you may find it is uncomfortable if you increase the suction too high.
The mini electric of course is easier to use than the manual, and it can be quicker too.
Let me know if you have more questions, I want to help you best I can.
I do actually favour the medela brand slightly more than the Avent, just because they have a better range of breast pumps and prices. The avent breast pumps only have the manual and the electric. Now if someone is planning on expressing just one bottle a day, then they don’t really need a high end electric breast pump, so the only other option with avent is a manual breast pump. Depending on the circumstances I don’t recommend manual breast pumps because they are quite a pain to use, and you can get a sore hand etc, and most people would buy them for the wrong reason. Most people that I know who have brought a manual pump (from other shops) have not been happy with them.
Medela are good because they have a middle range breast pump, the mini electric breast pump. This one is ideal for pumping about one to two feeds per day, and is a lot easier to use than a manual pump. If someone is wanting to express more often than this, then I recommend the medela swing pump.
I recommend the medela swing pump over the avent uno, because it has the 2 phase expression method whereas the uno doesn’t have this. The 2-phase method starts of fast to stimulate letdown and when that occurs you push a button to change it to a slower longer rate. This means that you can get more milk in less time.
Another advantage of the Medela products is that they are all BPA free.
If you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask, or have a browse around our website http://www.breastmates.co.nz/express.htm