Thursday, July 31, 2014

Breastfeeding Covers

Review from Carolyn (Breastfeeding Covers)


This is for my friend who is about to pop (she was due on Sunday) and after seeing another friend of mine who I was with yesterday feeding in a cafe I just thought it really is such a great thing for everyone involved. I think it gives mums (especially new mums) a bit of confidence too!

Medela pump improved...

I have heard a rumor, from mums that are using Medela Breast Pumps and retrofitting them with an Avent Pump Valve to increase performance.


"For those ep or part time pumping mums out there: if you use a Medela I have been let in on an amazing trick! Try replacing the yellow valves and membranes with the white 'v' shaped valves from an Avent pump. They fit perfectly into the Medela parts and improve suction! For me they have cut my pumping time in half! This tip was shared on an ep group I'm in, and there have been many positive reports back from women who have tried it "


Well, if you want to try it then we do have the suitable Avent Valve at our website here – though I must inform you that this particular valve is limited in supply, as Avent have a new range of pump called the Comfort Natural which unfortunately means it has different shaped spare parts.




Friday, July 25, 2014

#breastfeeding top

Thank you Sarah for this nice product review:


Nourish Maternity Nursing Top


Love this top, purchased it just before the lil man came along, so wore it at the end of my pregnancy when little fit, but now it's become my wardrobe staple. Super flattering and a rich winter colour, just love it.

Hope it stays in the line, other colours would be great.


Breastmates Dress

Review received from Sue today!!!



Stripelicous Dress

: Honestly Franny. Everything I have ordered from you (I really mean everything) has been amazing. This dress is my favourite item so far, fits beautifully and is of fabulous quality. Thanks so much!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bottle feeding stories

An encouraging email from Nicola today:

I just wanted to say how happy I was to find the section on your website, on
bottle feeding.

It is rare indeed to find a company willing to promote it in order to be

I came across the stories page when I was having a bad day, and it was
incredibly comforting to read of others' struggles.

I have my own story I would love to share, in the hope it may help another
mother in a time of need. Please let me know how I could do this, if

Kind regards,

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Breastmates Clothing

A nice review from Rachel today:


My order arrived today.  I so love your stuff!  I am 37wks pregnant with our fourth and so over wearing the same thing over and over again.  I find it hard going out shopping and haven't found any other clothing that I love as much as yours.  So comfy!  And it has dual wear, maternity and breast feeding!!!


Sunday, July 13, 2014


This email from Jess, just made my day!

I'm expecting baby number 3, and your website has been my number one for maternity clothes and Breastfeeding clothes! It's the first thing I recommend to newly pregnant mums (:
Feel like I'm returning to an old friend- 3 years between each pregnancy, so it's nice to be shopping again!
Thanks so much.      


Ange said I could quote her on this, so here is the quote:

"I will most definitely order from you again, the nursing tops are gorgeous, and they work!  Your customer service is outstanding! A rare find in this online shopping world. Franny, you can quote that in your website too!"

Thanks again,

Try for yourself at

Friday, July 11, 2014

Breastfeeding Top

#Breastfeeding Top Review


A lovely email from Bea to start the day:


Hi Franny

Just wanted to let you know I received my order this morning and it not only fits perfectly, it looks and feels great too.

Thank you so much, big fan.



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Breastmates Revive Tunic

my revive tunic arrived and is so lovely. 

 I am going to a women's breakfast this weekend, my friend is the guest speaker, and I will be wearing it.  

My Mum also just bought me the zesty ruffles top in navy for my b'day.

I love having suitable clothes for this stage of motherhood, I only wish I had not waited till the fifth baby to make sure I was comfortable and looked good too.

Thanks for having a great selection at attainable prices.



#Breastmates Review

From Kylie:


"So happy with the clothes I ordered from you! Great quality clothes, and wonderful service with great communication. Will definitely recommend your site to friends.

Thank you


Monday, July 7, 2014

#SportsNursingBra review

Thank you Dal for your honest review of the Sports Nursing Bra.   I like your review so I’ll share it to my blog too!


“ Love this bra, I don't think it would be supportive enough for me for sports but then I'm not expecting to find any maternity bra that would be supportive enough for me for that being a 16F! I love it because it's comfortable and I feel more covered than a maternity bra plus I feel it can cope with the change in boob sizes easily. Love it. Have the white and grey and now want the black! “


Review: Breastmates Maternity Dress

Received this nice email from Nicola who has been wearing our Breastmates Glamour Maternity / Breastfeeding dress for some functions!


Cute photo too, thanks Nicola!

"Also attached is a picture of the glamour dress in use at a wedding in March (also worn to another wedding in April and a function last night 8 wks post baby), is great to wear, so comfy and breastfeeding is easy and discreet whilst wearing, thanks heaps!"


Friday, July 4, 2014

#Unimom and Medela Breast Pumps

I just wrote an article about Unimom and Medela Breast pumps.  You can read about it here:  Unimom and Medela

Unimom Forte Double Breast Pump Hospital Grade



#Breastmates Review from Jessica


“Thanks so much for your great service! You have amazing products and beautiful clothes, it is impossible to find flattering breast feeding clothes here in Whakatane, if any breast feeding clothes at all! So love your website.

Yes I have you on Facebook, and I always recommend your website to friends, family and on advice pages : )

And I would just like to say that when I wore the Dress I purchased back in March to my brothers wedding everyone was so impressed and commented on how I could easily feed my son in it plus it was gorgeous : ) so that was a bonus!”

#Breastmates Revievw

Oh a nice email from Linda to start the day!

Hi Franny,
Got the parcel yesterday- am really happy with everything I ordered. I thought there would be at least one thing that didn't fit but your size guide is really good! Love the fabric and the way you package things. Will buy again- like supporting small nz run businesses and you are doing a great job!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Unimom Double Pump

Unimom Forte double pump review from Jenna:


: I was hesitant to buy this pump after using the Medea swing and the Medea Latina Rental. This pump is amazing quick 10 minute pumping sessions now whereas on the other pumps it was taking e 20 to 30 minutes. Only difference is that medulla looks better but the union is a lot quieter....


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What Bottle Gear Do I Need?

A new article on my website, about the items you might need if you are planning on expressing to do bottle feeding; or for formula feeding.