Tuesday, December 24, 2013

breastfeeding dress review

Graceful Maxi Dress  Rating: 5  Comment: Fabulous, it sits beautifully on my 5ft 8 frame, the length is long but just perfect, it is a gorgeous color! and the fabric is light yet forgiving and doesn't leave you with VPL (visible panty line) so pleased I picked this on impulse today just in time for Xmas. Thank you Franny!    

Monday, December 23, 2013

Pregnancy Shapewear

Sophia has given us her review of the:

Mumaskin Pregnancy Shapewear:

If you're anything like me and put on pregnancy weight around your butt, hips and thighs this is the product for you! Made of comfortable, light material this shapewear smoothed out all my lumps and bumps. Whenever I wear the product I get SO many compliments on how good I look! I thought wearing shapewear in Summer might be too hot but it's really lightweight and actually makes me feel cooler wearing dresses as the fabric is light, breathable and my skin doesn't go clammy and stick or rub together under my clothes.

Thanks so much for your great service,

Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Received this feedback from Rochelle, the poor lady who has terrible morning sickness.

I am so sorry not to have been back to you already. I am so unwell with  morning sickness that life has gone on hold really. However i can't thank  you enough for your awesome service. It is always so exciting to get  something in the post and you really do make the return process so easy i  don't hesitate to buy online.  

Friday, December 20, 2013

Spotted on a Blog

Was very cool to see a mention of Breastmates on this cool blog!!   http://thewritingreader.blogspot.co.nz/


They said "If you will be breastfeeding, then please know this all you new or soon to be mamas.... it's very likely that most of your clothes will be useless during this time in your life. Yes, probably even all that maternity stuff you so excitedly bought. Crazy, I know....another range of clothing to be purchased. For me, tops and leggings have pretty much become the staple. Just normal tops though because breastfeeding ones have mostly not been to my taste. But this introduced another dilemma - the post-baby tummy dilemma... on top of huge milky boobies and the feeds that kind of have to take place outside of the home occasionally. Luckily, I stumbled across these beauties so that no one needs to stab their eyes out - the clip-on cami from BreastmatesAnd while you are there, grab some hydrogel pads for nips that want to commit suicide and these bust out beanies that are soooo wrong, they are right!"  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Maternity Breastfeeding tOP

Nice feedback from Sarah about this Viva Breastfeeding Top /Maternity top:

 I feel so nice wearing this top! Gorgeous material, colour & covers in all the right places!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Same on mobile

Breast Pump Parts

Jess just emailed me:
Thank you for the amazing service as well as the after care. 

I found your website easy to navigate round so was able to make my purchase quickly and with ease! 

Initially I set out to buy a new breast pump but once I realised the cost I googled for breast pump parts and your site came up as one of the first. I placed my order and I had the part the next day!

Keep up the good work I will be sure to use your site again as well as recommend you to my friends.

Many thanks


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Breastmates Review.

Stacey just emailed me:  " Just want to say a huge thanks for your maternity clothing range.  With my first pregnancy I was in a work uniform so just made do with what I had for weekends etc, this time I decided I'd get clothes that fit right from the start and they are amazing, everything fitted perfectly (from using the measurements on your site) and it was all at great prices. Three tops, two skirts, two dresses and a pair of shorts later I'm sure my husband thinks I'm well and truly sorted!





Monday, December 16, 2013

Onion soup to help with Thrush

A customer from The Netherlands recently shared with us a recipe that is very common in her country, as a little boost for the treatment of Thrush that baby's can experience.  This recipe is for a breastfeeding mum to drink.  It's just like onion soup, so don't let the ingredient list put you off.   Onion Soup to Help Thrush



Breastfeeding wrap

Just received this product review

 This breastfeeding wrap is seriously soft, offers good coverage if you need to feed discreetly and will last beyond breastfeeding as there are so many different ways to wear it :o)  It makes this tired mother of a 2 week old (and 4 year old) feel a little bit dressed up!  I had to buy a second!


Just doing a test for myself!



This morning I received this nice message from Alison, about our Clip-on-Cami (the nursing tank that attaches to your maternity bra)


"I LOVE my cami's! Such a great idea. I wish I'd known about these when I was breastfeeding my first 2 bubs. Will definitely be recommending them to all my friends, and i think I'm going to be wearing my maternity bras long past BF'ing so I can keep wearing the camis. lol"


Friday, December 13, 2013

Maternity Dress for Wedding

Another photo from a real customer!!!  She is rocking this dress and I can tell she has confidence wearing it!!!  Go Girl!!  


 Wearing the Swishable RaRa Dress 

She Writes:  "Just took this pic to send to you. Having a great time, fab wedding today.   I did have my brown wedges on earlier but I had a change to jandals!!


I'll be wearing this dress loads over the summer, I've had loads of positive comments all afternoon!"



awww a great message to start the day!


The "feeding top elegance" I ordered is just gorgeous - beautiful soft fabric that drapes so well, I know that I'll continue to get a lot of wear out of it postnatally too...so I couldn't resist ordering it in orange.  Thank you so much for providing such affordable and stylish clothing to New Zealand Mumma's and such a prompt, friendly service :-)


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Big Pregnant Undies

So not the most glamorous product to display on the blog today, but this is something that I frequently get asked for.  Full Pregnancy Knickers to go over bump, to support belly and back.


Quite huge compared to the other lingerie on my site!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanks Oh Baby Magazine

Thanks Oh Baby magazine, I'm so stoked that you put this little clip about me in your magazine.  Also glad you used the photos of my models that I sent you, and that you didn't use the photo of me that I sent.  (Phew! - I'm a shorty pants!)


Breastfeeding Dress Love

I really love seeing humans wearing my designs. Makes me feel very proud.   Way better than mannequins and sketches that I color in with my children's colouring pencils and have on my planning wall for months.

Melissa has done a review of our Swishable Rara Dress and she has been kind enough to share photos.  Including a lovely shot of her breastfeeding her baby wearing our dress.  This is AWESOME!!  (Fist pump!)

I love it when Melissa's quote in regard to the breastfeeding access of this design " this dress is pretty ah-maze-ing.  I’m thinking summer weddings, Christmas and New Years parties, sunday markets……..."


You can read Melissa's review here:


@bka interactive; #umbraco

You don't see this very often on my website.  Actually, not ever in the past 9 years that I have been running it.  Offline until 5pm tonight.  And then what??!.....



The site has been plagued with problems since March, and today, I remain in hope, that @bka interactive will put a fix on.  I am 40% optimistic going on past track record.



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nursing Covers

Lucia just emailed me "I've been so happy with my feeding apron & am very glad I found it. It completely changed how I feel about breast feeding in public & it's given me the confidence to go anywhere, anytime!"


Monday, December 9, 2013

Another customer!

Received this lovely photo from another customer recently.  She had purchased our Glamour Dress to wear to her son's christening.  I love how she actually sent us a photo of the breastfeeding dress in action, as none of our modelled photographs have babies in them.


She said:  "That was the first clothing item, other than underwear that I have brought from you, I already have a wish list for the future, Conrad is only my first baby I can't wait to have more you have stunning gear ;)


Black Maternity Dress


Sally sent me this lovely feedback! 

My beautiful glamour dress bargain arrived today and its beautiful! I tried it on and My three year old daughter said mummy you look beautiful are you going to dance with the prince? I'm guessing that means its a winner ;) thanks so much for the fast delivery and looking forward to ordering again from you xx

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sophie's Review

So great to see photos of another customer!  Real people do exist!!!


Check out Sophie wearing our Swishable Rara Dress


Seems that Sophie love's this dress!  She has written a review for me too.  You can read it here: Sophie Blog





Breastfeeding Clothes

Kate recently sent me this nice message about Breastfeeding Clothes:
 It's so nice to wear tops that look great, fit comfortably and are flattering when breastfeeding. Probably one of the best investments I've made this pregnancy. So good to be able to support an NZ business too. 


Thursday, December 5, 2013


So great to see another customer wearing Breastmates design clothes!

Here's Jess wearing Grace Short Dress. 


And it's featured in her review here: http://justordinaryus.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/kiwi-mummy-blog-review-breastmates-dress.html


I like it when Jess said " The length is perfect - I can run around after my gaggle of children, get down on the floor to change a nappy and reach into the back seat to do up a seatbelt buckle, all without flashing my knickers" hehe




Wednesday, December 4, 2013

new Bras sizes 10B to 20H

YAY good news!  We have a gorgeous new style of bra in stock today.  It's called Dawn Black and features gorgeous embroidery detailing.  (Yes for those HOTmilk loyal fans, this is very similar to a previous style they named Her Tangled Web - good spotting!)




Over the past few seasons, HOTmilk had been launching new styles and colourways of bras, typically starting at size 10D to 20H.


So the good news for us smaller busted ladies, is that this style includes 10B, 10C, 12B, 12C, 14B, 14C cups!! YAY!


With each style of maternity bra - there is a lot of sizes just to have one colour.


In this colour today, I've unpacked: