Why she loves being a mom: Coming home from work after a long day to a flurry of kisses and hugs!
Her Business: Mama.Baby.Love
The Idea: My daughter is an extended nurser (breastfeeding beyond one year old) so I am in constant search of good yet affordable nursing bras. I had the opportunity to purchase a couple in Singapore and the US. There are some nursing bras available locally but they are either too expensive or of shoddy quality. I decided to bring in quality, affordable nursing bras to address this need. I chose my name because the products that I offer are items that mothers and babies will definitely love.
Why it’s unique: My products target nursing mothers. I carry nursing wear, nursing bras, breast pads, and milk bags. I hope to be a one-stop shop for nursing moms.
On balancing work time with family time: I’m actually a lawyer working as the chief of staff for a government official. I delegate and do not try to do everything myself. I also maximize time with my family and do not engage in “idle” time. We’ve eliminated TV time for our family and instead use this time for bonding, talking, and cuddling.
On promoting breastfeeding: I am a certified peer counselor with LATCH (Lactation, Attachment, Training, Counseling, Help), a breastfeeding support group. I also maintain a breastfeeding blog, Chronicles of a Nursing Mom, where I try to address all things about breastfeeding and the Pinoy mom, in hopes of further promoting my advocacy. I was also able to organize a breastfeeding awareness festival in my government office, which resulted in the establishment of one lactation room, with plans to establish another one.
Advice for other mom-preneurs: Believe in your products. I don’t sell items I have not used or don’t believe in. Talking about my experience of using my products is the most effective sales strategy.