Monday, December 20, 2010
This offer is only open to Facebook, Twitter, and Blog readers who see this special code. Its not advertised on our main site. To redeem your 30% on these styles of HOTmilk, when you get to the shopping cart “Gift Voucher Code” box, use the code 24hour
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Here’s a link to a Youtube clip where I was interviewed about my involvement with the Ministry of Health’s
There was so much more I could have said about social media!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Read how to use cabbage leaves to make a soothing breast compress here: Cabbage Leaves
Sounds weird doesn’t it! Or you can also use ice packs. The sore, heavy, full, engorged feeling only lasts for a few days when you are establishing breastfeeding.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
FOR MEDIA RELEASE
Bizarre Bra busts into Wearable Art Awards….. A nursing bra made from formula scoops. Full story is here – you are welcome to share this on your blog etc
Like this bra? Show your support by voting for us in the People's Choice Awards and you could win a huge prize from The Dominion Post & WOW.
Text WOW with a space and then Mamadonna Nursing Bra to 3100. Each text costs 20 cents
Monday, September 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I've been nominated for an award that Kids Fashion Review are running, but need some votes.
You do need to register to join Kids Fashion Review in order to vote - but you could also win $10,000 in prizes. Plus Kids Fashion Review is a pretty cool website to belong to anyway.
Breastmates is nominated in section 13: Specialist Online Retailer of the Year
Would you vote for us please? Vote Here
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Meconium - Baby's First Poo an article with photos. Caution!!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Are you a Midwife, Lactation Consultant or other professional that deals with pregnancy, new borns, and mothers?
Please complete this form and we’ll create a FREE advertorial page for you on Breastmates website.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
We have two new colours in the casual style of nursing tops on our website. A bright turquoise and grey marle.
These are a basic top in our collection of nursing wear, but are always popular. They are a good style to pack in your hospital bag and for early newborn days, as you can easily open the zip while you get breastfeeding sorted, but without showing too much skin.
Have a look at this Nursing Wear style
Until the 1st of June 2010, we are having a promo on this Hotmilk nightie “Her Enchanted Dreams” which the one with the Sleeping Beauty setting. So the promo is – buy any nursing bra from the “Ever After” fairy tale series, the new styles, and you can then get a 20% discount on the nightie. Bonus!
Have a look here: HOTmilk Nightie
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The stunning shots of mums doing what comes naturally were all entrants in the national breastfeeding campaign’s photo competition held during the summer of 2009/2010.
Check out all the entries on the Facebook group that I'm involved with at http://www.facebook.com/breastfeedingnz.
Now do your part in giving Kiwi babies a great future by sharing this link with your friends and families. Let’s put breastfeeding on the map!
Please spread the word!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
I'm so excited today, its Launch Day! And it's nothing to do with sales, competitions, giveaways, or gimmicks.
Today the Greatest Mum Awards open for everyone. Being told that you are a great mum is so rewarding and uplifting! This is about positive energy, encouragement for days that are not perfect, and for telling each mum that she is doing such a fabulous and important job!
Maybe you have a few friends that would benefit as well, and your own mother.
Print it out and stick on your fridge!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Here is a sneak peak of the new campaign that HOTmilk will be using later this year. Official release is not until August, but we can share this information with you. Here at Breastmates we will be amongst the first to receive all these styles etc, so you can trust us on that. (or sign up to our newsletter and Facebook page so we can let you know when they are here)
Worn by real women, loved by real women, made for real women, and recommended by real women! HOTmilk always reveal the sexy women inside the loving mother. Revel in life, love and laughter. Revel in change and the anticipation of things to come.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
We are having a sale on these gorgeous
And if you order and pay by Tuesday, I’ll ensure that NZ customers receive this in time for Easter.
Makes a gorgeous wee gift keepsake.
N.B. This is not actually edible.
You can order them here: Organic Bunny Toy
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Just sent some emails to a customer that was enquiring about Breastfeeding Sports bras.
She said “do you know if there is a breast feeding sports bra on the market?”
I said “Breastfeeding sports bras are something that we are looking into. The ones that I’ve seen already (samples from
She replied and I laughed about this “Thanks, Think I’ll just have to buy a good sports bra in my xtra cup size for now. Bit of a pain when you get to a café at the end though eh! (breast feeding not getting rid of my arse!! Second thought maybe it’s the café at the end of the walk that’s not helping! haha)”
We have the Womama Birthing Wraps on our website. These are designed to wear during labour rather than a dull hospital gown, but they are also great to wear afterwards, particularly when you are recovering and have visitors to see your new baby and need some modesty. They can also be worn as a nightie, and a wrap dress over pants during pregnancy. Very versatile! They are online at our store here >> Birth Wrap
Monday, March 15, 2010
Congrats to the team at HOTmilk for their recent awards!
They were Highly Commended in the Maternity Lingerie and Best Designer Maternity Lingerie sections of the Prima Baby & Pregnancy Fashion Awards.
The team at HOTmilk say “we spend a huge amount of time researching and developing our designs, making sure that each and every style is comfortable, practical, and above all sexy and gorgeous. Testing the samples on real, pregnant women ensures these bases are covered but the awards a real seal of approval.”
I am very proud to be a stockist of HOTmilk, and you may know that I am very loyal to this brand. I love being involved, and spreading HOTmilk to my customers who write back and tell me how much they love their bras!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Free gift when you purchase any medela 2-phase breast pump from Breastmates, while stocks last. Our supplier has notified us of this great offer which starts on Monday 15th March.
Purchase any Medela breast pump with the 2-phase function, and get a free Cooler Bag! This cooler bag comes with 4 breastmilk bottles and a cooling element. Ideal for storing, cooling and transporting breast pump.
Whats a 2-phase pump? This is referring to the way the breast pump works. The pumps with 2-phase start of pumping fast and short, to stimulate milk let down. Then when that happens, and your milk starts to squirt into the bottle, push a button and it goes into the longer slower motion. This more closely resembles how a baby breast feeds, so it can be quicker than other models of pumps. (The other models of breast pump simply turn on or off).
You can access our website store here: http://www.breastmates.co.nz/store/Breast-Pumps.html
Friday, March 12, 2010
We have a whole new range of breastfeeding tops for winter, they are arriving in early April.
Here is just a sample shot of one item.
· A long line cardigan.
· Suitable for maternity, breastfeeding, and after
· It is sold as a set of 2 separate pieces – the outer is the longline cardi. The inner is a tank top with breastfeeding openings.
· Fabric is bamboo spandex
· Sizes S- XXL
· RRP $129
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Over 100,000 pairs of knickers and bras sent to Africa by HOTmilk, New Zealand based international maternity and nursing lingerie label, have arrived and been distributed to women living in villages in Zimbabwe to help them avoid being sexually abused.
When the company discovered that undergarments elevated a Zimbabwaen womens prestige, meaning they are less likely to be sexually assaulted, they immediately donated close to 12,000 HOTmilk items and organised HOTmilk stockists across the globe to gather quality secondhand bras and unworn underwear to ship to
One of their stockists that really got on board with the campaign was
"Distributing the bras and knickers has been a very enjoyable task,” said former
“Most of the bras have been given out in Samkele, Lupane and
“We really are grateful to everyone around the world who put in such an amazing effort to make these donations possible - but extend a very special thanks to HOTMilk, their stockists, Express Logistics, those who donated warehouse space and everyone in New Zealand who contributed to the campaign for their generosity, especially in light of the major obstacles they overcame to get so many items here safely!”
NOTE we are not collecting any more bras
You can read about our 2009 appeal here
Hotmilk Knickers for
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Press Release: HOTmilk via Breastmates
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I received this email from a customer tonight. It sums it up perfectly. Mums are the glue of the family so need to look after themselves. Mums need to love themselves before they can love anyone else.
Sent: Thursday, 4 March 2010 8:06 p.m.
Subject: Thanks heaps!
I am a facebook fan and I managed to buy a bra in the recent sale you had - I got it two days later - and it feels for the first time in three years that I have the correct size, and it is the most supportive maternity/nursing bra I have ever had. Not only that, but it didn't cost an arm and a leg AND it's so pretty too - I feel a million dollars and that makes me feel like a real 'yummy mummy'. I had two pregnancies in two years (my youngest is now 15 months) and had gained a lot of weight because of comfort eating and tiredness, and ended up feeling a total frump. Since I started to put myself first and realise that Mums are important too, I have sorted out my eating and exercise habits and I have lost 20kg since October last year. So it was time for a new bra - while I had been correct in my back size, the cup size was out by 2 sizes - and had been for two pregnancies! So thanks to a fortunate time, an impulsive look on Facebook and your lucky sale, I now feel like a mum that can be proud of her body; lumps, bumps, sags (or not so much anymore) and all!