Birth of You&Milk
The milky Adventure with a capital A
This Adventure is first of all that of our faMILKy.
The one that was built with our little Thelma, who arrived like sunshine in 2018.
Joined by our sweet and strong mini Andréa two years later.
Carried by Edouard, my "binhomme".
But before I tell you what made us want to create a Brand that really resembles you in your breastfeeding, I have a few things to tell you...
Breastfeeding came to us !
I often like to say that Breastfeeding came to me, and it is so true.
I, who never thought of breastfeeding Thelma when I was carrying her in the hollow of my body, I see her again, clinging to my breast during our welcome feed, to my tank top a little later, her eyes full of love and mischief, her "Areuuuhh" as a way of saying "Thank you mom, I ate well, you can pack up", these little moments just for her, for us, for the two of us, for the three of us
At first I was apprehensive about breastfeeding, I cried a little, but I hung in there, I loved it, no I loved it, and I didn't want to do without it anymore.
To live with Thelma more than two years of milky adventure! If someone had told me that a few years ago, I would never have believed it (like what, Motherhood is knowing how to say "never again I will never say! (You know what I mean, Motherhood is knowing how to say "never again", you know what I mean?)
Andréa, whom I was sure I wanted to breastfeed like her big sister, and whom I had to accompany in her first weeks of life with a breast pump. Her prematurity and her health complications did not allow us to live a simple and fluid beginning of milk adventure. But no matter, we hung in there as a family. We didn't give up and I can tell you that I was dreading this first feeding for fear that our little girl wouldn't "make it"... but what strength Andréa, what willpower our little girl had! We made it and our milk adventure is just starting !
Two breastfeeding so different, so singular. Just as beautiful and powerful.
It was during the summer of 2018, when Thelma was barely a month old, on our first vacation together as a 3-person group under the sun of Provence, that I realized that no, I couldn't find anything that fit me in this offering of nursing clothes.
Fast fashion, very little for me. Basic T-shirts, yes, but what else?
I discovered a very limited nursing wardrobe, and above all, not in line with my inveterate taste for fashion, both original and practical, casual and feminine.
Breastfeeding where the wind takes us, yes, breastfeeding while revealing my freshly recovered 9 months baby belly inside, it was more delicate, in public anyway (because in the intimacy, one lives fully his breastfeeding!).
I didn't want to choose between wearing the essential tops I love and breastfeeding our little baby.
And after all, why choose, you can be stylish, casual, and breastfeed, right?
Breastfeeding clothes : finally something different !
Knowing my taste for fashion, my husband as well as my mom tried to offer me nice nursing tops, while realizing that they were not so easy to find, without being too nursing. The idea was to find a top that was both timeless, a bit like the essential piece you want to have in your wardrobe, and easy to wear for breastfeeding, in all circumstances, without going too sophisticated.
One night, while we were sharing a milky moment all three of us, I was thinking about the existential question (23rd degree huh!) of the top, ideally in organic cotton for more softness and in accordance with my values, for young moms like me who are breastfeeding: the famous dilemma « I'm breastfeeding but I also want to stay "stylish and cool".»
We can never say it enough, a fulfilling breastfeeding is certainly being serene, trusting yourself and your baby, eating well, drinking lots of water, resting (ouch!), being well surrounded and reassured on a daily basis, in your close and emotional circle.
But a successful breastfeeding also means feeling good about yourself and your clothes.
Having talked for a long time with my friends and young moms, I realized that many of them already felt 'not going through with their breastfeeding project as they had promised themselves, but in addition to that, there was the weight of their reflection in the mirror: wearing clothes that are certainly comfortable, but often not very flattering for their figure, a figure that they are already trying to reappropriate after baby.
Breastfeeding and getting dressed easily while loving yourself in your clothes, I believe it is completely possible, and above all, highly recommended to fully live this magical moment in your life. It should even be reimbursed by the health insurance (we'll work on that!)
Be proud to give the best of yourself to your little baby, to do it for a few minutes, a few hours, a few weeks, a few months, even more. ♡
Ready to live you milky adventure ?
Live your breastfeeding simply, freely and above all, without judgment (even for those who choose or do not choose to breastfeed)!
Having been supported by our daughter's father, by my family and friends, having been accompanied and relieved when necessary, allowed me to savor these moments of milk love as I could never have imagined.
And if, through your nursing clothes, you feel like a woman, like a mother and feel good about yourself, then we have succeeded in the most beautiful of bets!
Milk with love ♡