Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog

  • Fake women nursing in public

      Marin County in California is the stage of a new campaign promoting breastfeeding in public. Life size photographs of women breastfeeding their child are posted in public spaces, catching the eye of passers by. The idea is that people should not be surprised by seeing women nursing their child in public, as it is perfectly natural and legally protected in the area (as it should be everywhere). ¨When breastfeeding is accepted, it won't be noticed¨, says every cardboard woman. Thumbs up for the Marin breastfeeding Coalition for putting in place such a great campaign ! Source: Bay area NBC
  • Nursing in an Hello Kitty maternity

      Lucky Taiwan mothers ;), you can now give birth in a Hello Kitty maternity in Yuanlin ! The hospital, spread on 4 floors, was built in 2006 and claims to be the only one that has received Sanrio's autorization to use his well known character Hello Kitty. From the waiting room where you can find a gigantic Hello Kitty sculpture dressed up in a doctor to the nursery and the nurses' aprons, Hello Kitty is absolutely everywhere. This hospital offers 30 rooms and the mothers are offered a baby Hello Kitty receiving blanket in pink or in blue. The director Tsai Tsung-Chi hopes that this magical space will help alleviate the mothers' pain and fears related to giving birth. Why not, after all...
  • The cost of mat leave

    The city of Toronto Children Services has a childcare subsidy probram, which is great, and which I have been using for the past year. I just learned today that it is not possible to work part-time with a baby in a sling, and still bring the older child to daycare. They both need to go full time to daycare or not at all, which makes the transition from mat leave to work a little edgy if you can't afford two full time spaces at daycare (over 3 000$/month for both children). Hum.. having a second kid requires a second thought.
  • How to obtain an article in the National Post

    Become a Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) entrepreneur ! The National Post features small business owners every week, and once a month it is an entrepreneur that benefits from the CYBF program that is under the spotlight. This January, it is Momzelle (www.momzelle.com) owners and siblings Vincent and Christine Poirier (me!) who are featured. To read the article, click on this link: http://www.financialpost.com/small_business/story.html?id=1167159
  • Sleep deprived mompreneurs

    It is not easy everyday to be a mompreneur ( a mom and an entrepreneur). This morning I would have slept a little more after a hard night of little sleep with my toddler waking me every hour. Still, I have it easy compared to other moms who still take care of their kids AND of their business during their working hours. I do not know how they can manage, but I look at them admiringly. Coffee, anyone ?
  • The New Yorker writes about pumping milk

    Why would mothers want to pump their milk ?, asks Jil Lepore in today's New Yorker article (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/19/090119fa_fact_lepore?currentPage=1). It may seem weird to give expressed human milk in a bottle (or spoon/cup), but it is really the second best option after giving breastmilk directly from the breast.  And what's the third best option ? Giving expressed human milk from another mom.  The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, and continued breastfeeding for up to 2 years, as it is the best food for a healthy infant optimal growth. This message is starting to reach a lot of moms, and I think a lot of them would nurse instead of pump if they could. Unfortunately, maternity leaves, especially in the USA, are very short, and breastfeeding exclusively for 6...
  • A new face for Momzelle

    Hello All, Momzelle will soon have a new look, as we are working on a new version of our website (www.momzelle.com). There will be more space, more air to breathe, and oh-what-fun a new page filled with pictures of real moms wearing Momzelle designs.  Hopefully the new version will be up and running in January. One thing is sure, it is going to be really great and satisfying for all the team to finally see the faces of Momzelle momz. I just love receiving those pictures, it reminds me of how small and cute babies are, as well as how beautiful breastfeeding can be.
  • Exciting news, Momzelle has been blogged

    I am very excited, as Momzelle is getting more and more positive reviews. Kristen, from Cool Mom Picks, liked our Organic nursing v-neck. You can read her review here.
  • New nursing tops for a better beginning

    I was asked today why we chose, at Momzelle breastfeeding apparel, to manufacture our clothing in North America, in a fairtrade certified factory. We chose to do so because we believe in a better world, where workers do not work 14 hours a day, are not paid unfair wages and in a world where kids do not have to go to work in the morning. We believe in good working conditions, in fair wages, not in child labor. We want to be able to really "know" what's going on in our factories, unlike some other big manufacturers. After reading about the poor workers' conditions in China, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries, we decided to make a decision that would contribute to a better world for our children. Momzelle's...

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