My Chinese name is Shumin and I'm also known as Monica. My husband
Daniel and I are blessed with four beautiful children - Benedict (9
years), Agnes (7 years), Anastasia (5 year) and Dominic (1 year). I had
a rather difficult labour with Benedict and breastfeeding didn't come
easy for both of us. I had a whole array of breastfeeding-related
problems by the time Benedict was 2 months old, but managed to continue
breastfeeding him till he was 19 months old. Thankfully, both birthing
and breastfeeding Agnes and Anastasia were a breeze. I tandem-fed both
Agnes and Anastasia for 14 months and Dominic is still going.
The strong beliefs Daniel and I have in breastfeeding and attachment parenting were
formed from the many articles and reading material that we were immersing
ourselves with throughout my first pregnancy. I had decided to breastfeed my
baby for as long as s/he wanted to, even before s/he was born. I looked
everywhere for nursing wear in New Zealand - in the Yellow Pages, at
stores that carry maternity wear, at baby stores, and the Internet. There
weren't much breastfeeding clothing around in New Zealand then, and where it was available, it was not
affordable. Two years on (when I was carrying Agnes), the situation still
hadn't improved much.
I love being a mum, and being able
to give my children the best I can offer. It is not hard, then, to see
how all these personal experiences have led to the birth of MummyMatters. With MummyMatters, I want to encourage and support breastfeeding
mothers by providing affordable, comfortable, stylish and versatile
nursing wear for discreet breastfeeding anywhere, anytime. And it is my
hope that if breastfeeding mums could nurse with confidence and in style,
it may help prolong their decision to breastfeed their little ones.
To keep our overheads low so we can bring these specialised clothing to
you at an affordable price, we are running MummyMatters
from home. However,
that does not mean that the professionalism of our service to you is
compromised in any way. It is our mission to provide you with quality
nursing wear with efficient and prompt service.
Happy roaming around the MummyMatters