Hi I'm Mel!
I'm a mum to two boys - currently 2.5yrs and 15mo old. Like all mums I'm super busy and don't get much time to look after myself. My partner (Josh) and I took over Mumasil in 2020. I'm passionate about supporting mothers - mainly because I know first hand how damn hard it is, having being diagnosed with Post Natal Depression myself. Being a mum and running a business is full on! We now (thankfully) have a lovely team working with us - which has given us some time to think about where we want to take Mumasil in the future.
When I first became a mother I was completely oblivious to what my new life would become. During pregnancy I was prepared and knew what to expect throughout labour, but was no where prepared enough for the post-partum period. I was completely unprepared for the emotional and physical changes that come with motherhood. Since taking over Mumasil, my goal is to transform Mumasil from simply a Breastfeeding Product store to a complete service for mums - whether pregnant or post-partum.
Throughout 2021 we are launching new products with the aim to serve our little community of mums holistically - through new breastfeeding support products, lactation boosting drinks & food, and... (what we are really excited at Mumasil HQ) our new skincare & Bodycare range!
When I first became a Mum I felt very overwhelmed. With everything that was going on in my life, my nutrition, self-care and self-worth was the lowest of my priorities. But there is so much noise in the motherhood/baby space, it just seemed like too much effort. I had a lot of self doubt and always had thoughts running through my head, like:
Am I producing enough milk?
What can I and can't I eat while breastfeeding?
Do I need to give up dairy?
How and when do I take care of myself?
When was the last time I washed my hair? Or bra?
I want to make it easier for new mums & mums-to-be... so watch this space!