Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to test your breast pump is working

It's a bit hard to test it precisely without pumping.  But you could check that the pump is running and has suction.


Get a balloon and blow it up to Breast size, and then check that there is suction that pulls the balloon towards the breastshield funnel.  Or put your  hand over the breastshield and you should be able to feel suction at least.


Also check that the tiny white membrane disc is perfectly intact, with no  rips, tears, or milk residue.  That is the tiny part that controls the suction and often needs replacing.


Check this diagram which shows all the parts and the spares that we have available for you to order online:   Swing Breast Pump Parts



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Free Gift with your HOTmilk Purchase

Free Gift when you buy two sets of HOTmilk Lingerie online at Breastmates




Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Breastfeeding & What to Wear at Night

We are pleased to announce the arrival of MumDrop wrap, a new product for bedtime wear

The MumDrop wrap was invited by a customer of ours, who saw the need for a breast pad / bra type product for night wear.

She needed a product like this to take care of heavy nighttime breastmilk leakage that would also provide bust support while sleeping.

Lovely and comfortable to wear, and highly absorbent so you don't wake up with soaked PJs and wet sheets in your bed!

Check them out here: MumDrop Wrap

It's fun to be involved with a new product like this, and to provide a tiny bit of support for another mum starting a business.  (Thats how Breastmates was started in 2004 - with one product and selling on Trademe).



Sunday, June 10, 2012

safe co-sleeping

If you are interested in the pillow used in this poster for safe co-sleeping, it is available online at Breastmates Inflatable Pillow


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Front Page of the Paper

Today’s paper


You can click to read the full story here: