Parenthood can make so many mums feel like they have lost their sparkle or individual identity. hotMaMa was started to provide mums with the stylish breastfeeding clothes they deserve, featuring exciting prints and modern shapes to set them apart from the current nursing options. Our bodies have been through a huge journey through pregnancy, birth and the start of motherhood: the hardest job we will ever do! So we deserve to have the opportunity to wear clothes that make us feel special if we choose to breastfeed, and that enable us to breastfeed comfortably.
I'm a full time mum for my two little boys and run hotMaMa from my home in Cambridgeshire. I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son before he was born and once he arrived in 2015 I encountered frustration at every turn. From my son being premature and my milk not coming in straight away, to endless topping up sessions with expressed milk along with an episode of mastitis and countless blocked ducts. I also found that my clothing was also an unexpected challenge. I had been so excited to get back to my pre-pregnancy wardrobe but so much was impossible to feed in, especially not easily! I found the current market for breastfeeding clothes felt dull or mumsy, often still aimed at heavily pregnant women. So I went back to my A Level textile days and started designing things I wanted to wear and hotMaMa was born! Everything you see has been designed by me and made by professional seamstresses. As the brand has grown I'm increasingly asking you ladies out there what you want to see from hotMaMa and incorporating your ideas into new designs too!