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When embarking on the incredible journey of having my first baby, it was a given that I would breastfeed and the fact that it may pose problems was something that never entered my head.
The breastfeeding workshop I was sent on didn't mention it and neither did any of the midwives I saw.
After I had my first son, whether at home or in a restaurant I seemed to be the most ungainly breast-feeder around. If I did need to go out, I was incapable of simply whipping out a breast when necessary and either had to carry several pillows around with me or express milk in advance. When you first have your baby it's good to get out the house as often as possible and if you dread breastfeeding in public because you can't manage without all the props you might need, you'll be tearing your hair out, stressing about being stuck at home, how your life will never be the same and how you can't wait to stop breastfeeding!
What I really wanted was some sort of transportable pillow or support, that could be used discreetly anywhere I might need to feed my baby. Something that didn't scream 'this is for breastfeeding!?'
This is when I had my eureka moment and how I came up with Thrupenny Bits.
Necessity being the mother of invention certainly applied here. Designed with my own needs in mind, I could see my bag helping other style conscious mothers to breastfeed comfortably anywhere, which is why I decided to set up my own company, and begin the arduous road of launching a product and getting it out there, whilst supervising a cheeky toddler and having another baby, oh yes and did I mention my free-lance TV production job! Talk about not making it easy for one-self,
© Melissa Wyatt
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