Friday, November 27, 2009

Small Size Bras - Limited Edition

Our current range of HOTmilk lingerie (2009) catered for the smaller cup /body sizes.  These included 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D, 8DD, 8E, 8F, 10A, 12A, 14A, 16A, 16B

Though unfortunately I have the official word that HOTmilk won’t be including these smaller sizes in the new garments that are coming next week  View HOTmilk New Styles 2010

HOTmilk say "We will be starting from size 10B from now on. The demand just isn't there to warrant us doing size 8's or A cups for the minimums we have to commit to for manufacturing.”

So if you are a smaller cup size – I suggest you grab what you can while we still have it.    Go to our store and use the Search By Bra size to see what we have for you:

Her Desire was Dangerous

She Embraced the Moment

Cherry Bomb Chic

YES HOTmilk bras can also be worn by women that are neither pregnant or feeding  - they make gorgeous soft cup bras, and I know it can often be difficult to find these in the smaller sizes.  I’m speaking from experience here as I am personally a measly 10A.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

BNZ Global Plus

Dear customers

Please note that if you are a BNZ or Global Plus credit card holder, many websites will now require you to use the Verified by Visa system.  This is an additional security measure that the banks have in place for your security.  When you are on a shopping cart, after you enter your credit card number on the secure page, then the Verified by Visa picture may come up on your screen (such as the picture attached).

Though remember, if you are ever shopping on any website and you don’t feel comfortable with credit card options etc, then PHONE the company before you place the order. 

Online businesses such as Breastmates can process the transaction manually if you read out your card number over the phone.  This is the safest way if you are ever concerned about anything.

And just so you know about me, I actually enter the numbers while you are on the phone with me, I don’t even write them down on my note pad.

Now I just wish the banks would tell their customers that they have these security facilities active on the customers credit card!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Breastmates Website

I got this wonderful email from a customer at 8.45pm tonight.  The only reason that I’m sharing it here is because at 9.10pm I got a phone call from someone that shook me up a bit.  But as @dom_sutton on twitter told me afterwards “u r learning that we can't get anywhere without pissing off some people & often it has little to do with you.”


So here are the nice words to finish on for today:


Kate R said “I will definitely be telling other people about your site, I wish I had known about it earlier!! It's easily the most simple, user friendly site I've come across for all things "mummy". The photos and videos of your products are great - really make you feel confident buying them online. I'm sure I will be back to buy more in the future too.


So I can do something right after all!!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Customer

And I also wanted to thank you for the nursing t-shirts and HOTmilk Nursing Bra, all of which I have used already. I honestly don't know why I didn't get them sooner. I went to playcentre on Friday and fed my baby in front of a group of people and I think it was the first time that I didn't feel self conscious. When I had my first son  I thought all the breastfeeding stuff was a bit frivolous, but it really makes a difference to how you feel I reckon. So anyway, just wanted to say thanks......these t-shirts will probably be worn to shreds and may have to look at getting more. I have a wedding in a few weeks, so might look at something for that.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

HOTmilk Lingerie....

A preview of HOTmilk Lingerie styles that will be arriving shortly……

Pigeon Breast Pads

Pigeon Breast Pads now available online at Breastmates.  Number 1 voted breast pad!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

International Bra Sizes

I just made a new webpage that lists all international bra sizes, and has quick links so you can see what stock we have of HOTmilk lingerie in EU, FR, UK, USA, Asia, AU sizes!  It gets confusing!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Spread the Mummy Love

Have you heard about Mums On Top?  It’s a great community for mums, and a very nice place to hang out online.  I've made some great contacts, both for business and personal.
Join up and please mention that Franny from Breastmates referred you

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Home Business

Here are some photos that my 5 year old son took, of me working at Breastmates


Glamourmom Extra Long Tanks - Coloured

Preorders now open Glamourmom Nursing Tanks



Monday, November 2, 2009


I was at the Parent and Child show over the weekend.  I wasn’t focused on selling product this year, I just wanted to take the time to talk to customers and introduce me and my brand. The good thing about writing this blog is that I can type it – I have absolutely no voice left!!!
I felt so proud having a stand and have really come full circle over the past 5 years, here is how:
  • Year 1 – I visited the show with my friend Anna and we left our babies at home with their dads
  • Year 2 – I visited the show with friend Anna, and put pamphlets on windscreens in the carpark (naughty and very tacky!!)
  • Year 3- I had a small stand and tried to sell too many products.  My mum was a helper
  • Year 4 – I had a small stand and tried to sell PJs and Nighties.  It was a rushed and chaotic experience and I couldn’t give customers the time they needed.
  • Year 5 – Had a larger stand.  Did Christchurch and Auckland shows.  No products to sell just an online sale for 2 weeks after.  Friend Anna was a paid helper, (along with Kelly, Margo, and Jacquie).  Just have come full circle with Anna after we had visited the show together as spectators.
 It was also a great time to meet up with other business owners, it’s the closest thing that I have to a “work do”.
My neighbour at the stand was Lisa from, it was a delight to meet her and share a few ideas.
She was kind enough to also give me a wooden Haba baby rattle, which I said I would put up on Facebook to do as a prize.  (so there you go, I’m sourcing new prizes for ya!!  More to come….)
Please do check out Lisa’s website and she has a store in Newmarket up near the warehouse.