Doing something you love for a living is such a rare opportunity, everyday i am working on Mama FeelsGood i feel really proud i made this from scratch and now we help breastfeeding mums lives that little bit easier. Knowing you can breastfeed in public easily, quickly and discreetly can be a big weight of a ladies mind, of course you don’t need one of our nursing tops to do this but lots of ladies have let us know our nursing tops have given them that extra bit of confidence to breastfeed in public.
Until you really need something it’s hard to understand the need for it, so before I had my first daughter breastfeeding and what I would want to wear whilst breastfeeding didn’t occur to me (would be kinda weird too if it did – day dreaming about nursing clothes might be considered a tad strange). So it struck me like a smack with a wet kipper – the nursing tops / breastfeeding clothes available REALLY suck.
I didn’t want anything with a bump in it thankfully my pregnancy was over (yeah I am one of those ladies where my body just doesn’t get on with being pregnant. I didn’t glow, and I definitely never felt blooming I just went from the ooh I’m constipated Matt go and get me some lactolose to my ankles are now cankles are now thankles…. Yeap hurrah baby is out ) SO I wanted my post baby wardrobe to be bumpless the sooner the better. Just to add all our nursing tops are bumpless – some companies who sell maternity tees with nursing access come from the angle of it’s a great saver of cash and I’m not knocking anyone for this but I myself didin’t like these so I don’t make them.
Also I wasn’t into flowers or really uber girly things so I was at a loss what I could wear that I KNEW I could breastfeed easily in and would make me feel good. The whole put a vest under a top thang yeah again I can see how that works and all the power to you if you want to do that but I didn’t ; It wouldn’t rock my boat and I just wouldn’t feel good stretching a cheap vest to buggeration to breastfeed (and lordy that top would be stretched a lot as I know now babies especially new ones want breastfeeding a lot) – but again that’s me . In a way Mama FeelsGood is about me and what I wanted – it might not be you or every breastfeeding mums dream but when starting a company you got to go with what you love and feel passionate about
So fast forward 5 years – 1 more child (which makes 2 in total) and here we are. We’ve won the most recent and last ever (how sad Practical Parenting Magazine has ended ) Practical Parenting Magazine GOLD ward for best breastfeeding top cough cough GOLD ! We sell overseas via other fabulous retailers – Canada, Australia , Holland to name drop a few countries. We’ve lots of really lovely customers who have even been known to send us chocolates (Turkish delights hint hint) and I absolutely LOVE doing what we do. We are working on new nursing top collections (collections sound a bit rah rah rah so I mean major badass nursing clothes) and we are aiming for world domination in the nursing clothes market. Hey aim big bab !