Thursday, August 28, 2014

#Review of Unimom Forte Pump

Unimom Forte Double Pump

Rating: 5

Comment: I am so glad I bought this pump! As a full time expresser (6-8 times per day) I needed a hospital grade pump that wouldn't affect my already meager milk supply. I had previously purchased the very expensive Medela Freestyle double pump with my first child and suffered from a drop in milk supply because it just wasn't strong enough, so naturally I was nervous when looking to buy again for baby #2. Franny gave me some great advice and this pump has been fantastic. I haven't noticed a change between this and the rented Medela Symphony pump, although perhaps it takes slightly longer to drain my breasts with the Unimom, even though the suction is just as strong. It's so easy to use and easy to wash up afterwards - no fiddly little membranes like the Symphony, just the shields and the valves. I highly recommend this to anyone who expresses on a regular basis!


Monday, August 25, 2014


A note to my future self, remember how amazing it felt being at @baby show with my budget DIY stand, and remember the feeling of people coming over specially to meet me, and giving me a hug.   And the realisation afterwards,  that being around people and hearing feedback is what drives me and boosts my spirit and confidence.  Realising that it is ME that makes it Breastmates.  And that its about the ‘mates’ not the breasts.




Franny McInnes






Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Thank you Mrs R for your review about our Nursing Covers, I’m really glad that you have been able to enjoy using it, and don’t have to leave the room to feed your baby while still feeling private.



I just wanted to let you know how amazed I am with the feeding wrap which I bought.   I went out to a family function over the weekend and normally I would have had to go in the room to feed my little one. This time I sat with everyone enjoying the conversation whilst feeding bubs and not missing a minute of the fun.  My cousin's all wished they had something like this when they went through breastfeeding their kids.  I am going to recommend you to all my new mum friends.  Thank you so much. 



Monday, August 18, 2014

#Belly Wrap Review

Review from Catherine

May I say how amazing the wrap is too! Day 2 I couldn't get the Velcro to meet, day 9 (yest) it's now needing more Velcro area so have just purchased next size down, plus I'm back in my old jeans as of baby girl being 1 week!!! Whoop! Defo this wrap is doing something!  My sister who's due in 5 weeks with her 4th has put dibs on the bigger one now haha! 

Thank you for your fab service



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The day I was on Stuff homepage.


You can read my business story here.  It was first in the Waikato Times newspaper, Saturday edition.



Monday, August 11, 2014

Review of #sportsNursingBra

Reviews of Sports Nursing Bra at Breastmates.

Rachael Says: “I love mine and wear it at the gym several times a week, it's great as I can pop up to feed my baby in the daycare and go straight back to working out without any hassle”

Hannah says “I love this bra too... Comfy enough to wear to bed cos I need the support!”

Sarah says “It is awesome! I also use one for netball and its very supportive!”




Friday, August 8, 2014

kids music

APRA|AMCOS NZ has released ‘Music Box 2014’ from the Children’s Music Awards. Download the awesome 15 tracks for free in the month of August.


In particular, as a mum of boys,  I like the track “they’ve got an awful lot of poo at the zoo”



#Breastmates Tunic

"I highly recommend Breastmates. Franny's service on my order was fantastic and when I needed to make a change it was handled quickly and with a smile!


I particularly love my Revive tunic, gorgeous material and perfect for breastfeeding, I wear it everywhere! Thanks so much :)"

From Lisa

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Breastmates Feedback

An amazing email just received, with huge encouragement for me.  And with this I will shut-down my computer on a happy note!



Hi Franny,


I love the breastfeeding pillow, thankyou.  It is way better than anything else on the market so thank-you very much. I have had a tough time breastfeeding and the pillow has helped. After 4 months and seeing every lactation consultant in Christchurch the pain has eased and with some self diagnosis I now love feeding my baby. I am absolutely certain I had Raynand's phenomenon but I only worked that out after reading an article in the newspaper. 


For the first time I actually see light at the end of the tunnel because of the support your site has provided in more ways than one. Caring for Eddie has been great but breastfeeding has been a huge challenge. I remember thinking my degrees mean nothing but if I can only breastfeed with confidence, be pain free and to have a comfortable bra that I am not popping out of would be my greatest achievement... Your la leache bra provided that for me. 


So, I just want to say thank-you very much. You are doing a wonderful job. 




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Badger Night Night Balm for Kids (review)

Nikki recently trialled the  Night Night Balm and gave us her review:


“The husband and I were both a little sceptical about whether this would work. Our 10 month old has been sick all week and this has resulted in one middle of the night wake up by our little guy for the past 5 nights. We've used the balm on ourselves and our little man once we have him changed and settled, and we've all gone back to sleep straight away! I normally struggle to get back to sleep if I'm ever woken so I think this product is fantastic and I would definitely recommend it!”



Friday, August 1, 2014

#Breastmates Review

Received this message from Michelle today, thrilled!

"I have been meaning to email you to say I love your clothing, all items fit and I really like the fabric used and that they are machine washable.


Your customer service is wonderful....all the best for a long and prosperous business.