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!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Buy any Avent Breast Pump (either manual or single electric) during March, and get a free gift. Get a free box of Avent disposable breast pads with the Manual Pump, or a free nappy bag worth $70 when you by the Electric Pump!
While stocks last