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Maternity clobber

So you may or may not have seen our happy news, but I’m expecting baby number two next January! It’s all very exciting and a little bit scary at the same time, wondering how I’m going to cope with a newborn, a toddler and a business (and possibly a house move thrown into the mix!). However, as I keep telling myself, it’s these challenges that keep life interesting!

Two really good things about this pregnancy:- 1) I’m not feeling nearly as sick as I did with my first; I even managed to enjoy a glass of wine last weekend (!) and 2) I am already starting to plan the beautiful clothes I’ll be picking from my own range, which will surely boost my confidence during those challenging first few months.

Something not so convenient for me personally is that I don’t sell maternity bottom ends. I decided when I started Milk & Mummy to make my key focus breastfeeding tops and dresses because whilst the maternity wear market was pretty well catered for, the nursing wear market was seriously sparse! And I still stand by that decision, as it sets us apart. Whilst a lot of my clothes are suitable for maternity wear too, as you’ll have noticed there aren’t any skirts or trousers in the range.

I’ve been living in my gorgeous Hattie dress, in indigo

I’ve been living in my gorgeous Hattie dress, in indigo. It’s cool enough on the really hot days and warms up brilliantly with my faithful navy leggings underneath and a bright scarf, on cooler days. So comfy over my bump and I know it’ll be coming out lots next Summer when I’m feeding.

Hattie - indigo

Hattie – indigo

So back to the need for summery bottom ends and on that note I’ve been doing a spot of valuable competitor shopping for a few basics. As it’s sale time on the high street, I managed to get some really good bargains. I don’t want to go mad as I know my bump will get a lot bigger yet, so I’ve limited it to three key pieces.

These hareem style pants from Next maternity range were only £12 in the sale. My husband thinks they’re like something my Granny would wear, but hey what does he know? With the right top, like our Clarisse maternity/nursing top in ivory, and my lovely flat coral sandals from Office, I think I can pull it off.

Milk & Mummy Clarisse top with Next maternity hareem style pants

Milk & Mummy Clarisse top with Next maternity hareem style pants

Where would we be without a good pair of everyday jeans? I’ve never been that comfortable with ultra skinny but I just love the fit of Gap’s Real Straight maternity jeans. And the fact they were just a tenner in the sale makes me love them even more! I don’t think they’ll be big enough for when I’m full term but this under the bump waistband is far more comfortable in warm weather. They’ll be great for when I’ve just given birth and I’m struggling to lose the baby tummy. I’ve teamed them with my Fat Face tunic and a gorgeous Dorothy Perkins hexagon print scarf.

The Gap Real Straight maternity jeans

The Gap Real Straight maternity jeans

I’ve really struggled to find maternity shorts. There seemed to be a world shortage. So I improvised with a Dorothy Perkins skater skirt in navy. I can pull it down below my bump and wear my Clara nursing/maternity top in grey ditsy print which fits neatly over my bump. Then all I need is my trusty white flip flops and I’m all set for a sunny day!

Milk & Mummy Clara top and DP skater style skirt

Milk & Mummy Clara top and DP skater style skirt

About Me:

My name is Emma and I have three (!) wonderful babies. The oldest is my daughter Elsa, born in 2011 the second is “Milk & Mummy” my online boutique selling beautiful breastfeeding clothes and launched in 2012, and the youngest is my son Oliver, born in August 2014. All three exhaust me, excite me and make me proud on a daily basis and naturally all vie for my attention! But of course I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Milk & Mummy sells stylish nursing clothes including nursing tops and nursing dresses. We have everything from casual breastfeeding tops for a day at home to glamorous breastfeeding dresses for weddings. Many of our nursing dresses are also maternity dresses and we also sell beautiful breastfeeding covers and cute baby dribble bibs.

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