Attention, new moms! You don’t have to give up being a Fashionista just because you are breastfeeding! One mom has solved the problem for you!
From Liz Lange at Target to the various designer denim options like Citizens of Humanity and True Religion at A Pea in the Pod, pregnant women can stay fabulous and fashionable as their baby bump grows! But, what is out there for those new moms who are looking for style and comfort while breastfeeding? One mom soon found out that there wasn’t much and set out to fix the problem! Introducing Milkstars!
Jamie Rubin, a former news producer for Yahoo and MSNBC, loves her fashion. And she felt like she had her pick of pretty frocks while she was pregnant, but once her daughter Julian was born, the fabulous options came to a screeching halt.
Nursing a little one left Jamie with no desire to get dressed due to the lack of stylish options. That’s when she came up with her own solution.
“I started Milkstars because I couldn’t find anything to wear after my daughter was born,” Jamie tells HollyBaby.com. “I had really adorable maternity clothes but almost no one was designing for the fashionable new mom. I kept looking at all my clothes and couldn’t figure out why no one had taken the cute and comfortable t-shirts I wore before I was pregnant and made them nursing-accessible.”
With no background in fashion, Jamie set out to create a chic line of clothes for new moms, who would want to wear the options even if they weren’t breastfeeding!
“I started by reaching out to anyone I knew who knew someone in fashion. A friend of a friend introduced me to a technical designer who worked with bras who gave me a few good ideas, ” says Jamie. “In about two months I had samples of five styles. Everything took off right then and there. We are now, two years later, in about 100 stores around the globe.” Wow, that’s one smart mommy!
The tops work by utilizing a layering system. They come in 8 styles from flutter sleeves to cap sleeves — there’s even a dress! There are 10 colors to choose from and all the clothing items retail from $55 to $85. Now you can stay pretty, post pregnancy!
“Almost daily I’ll get feedback from moms who love the feel and fit of our shirts and how they don’t scream “nursing shirt” when they wear them on the go with their babies,” Jamie explains. “It’s a fantastic feeling and totally keeps me going!”
Get all these amazing clothes online at Milkstars.
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– Princess Agra