Why I started MyMilkClub?
With my daughter Lexi, when she was a month old
MyMilkClub originated from being a mom. Often desperately tired and worn out, I would realize I'd run out of formula!!!
Then it would start - getting my children semi-dressed to get them into the car and driving from shop to shop to shop to find the right formula.
At times my frustrated husband would go for me and after the third shop call asking me if he could buy another product because he can’t find our usual formula. I’d lose it – as if finding the right formula hadn’t been its own marathon!! His request was never met with approval, the search would continue, sometimes he hit the jackpot and sometimes tough luck. I can’t say we were thrilled to see each other after those trips.
When we eventually found what we needed - we wanted to buy the whole shelf but there would be only two products on the shelf.
Inevitably this meant less enjoyable time spent with my family, friends or on the much valued “me time” and endless hours running to the shops. I realised, I was not alone in this nightmare , when I found the courage to speak to other moms about what I was feeling only to discover they were going through exactly the same thing. Why don’t’ we talk about these things upfront? Well my mushy brain pulled itself together and my professional instinct kicked in - I was going to solve this problem for me and the moms keeping me together – and that’s how MyMilkClub was born – buy baby formula – the exact one you need – anytime online and NEVER run out again.
I was lucky that the baby formula product recommended by the baby clinic was the one that my son started off with and continued until we moved him onto regular dairy milk. But with my daughter - she had silent reflux AND colic!!! - It took three different formulas before we found one that agreed with her. I wish I had had a credible source of information a click away, in the comfort of my home when I needed it to support me in choosing the right formula.
My experience while being a mom of two babies at different stages of my life, was that, while I was breastfeeding, I had an enormous amount of information and support about breastfeeding but hardly any information or support when I needed to move onto the formula feeding.
With Maks, who was three years old when Lexi was born
Although I understood this is mostly due to the promotion of breastfeeding as well as regulations (which makes sense), I felt very overwhelmed - having to make choices on the formula product with no information at hand (which doesn't make sense). Like most of us, I called my paediatrician and the baby clinic.
MyMilkClub creates a platform to support moms going through the same struggle as I did. We are a community where you can learn, shop and trust. We collaborate with experts, medical practitioners and the brands themselves in order to share credible information. If we don’t have the answers we research them for you.
Ever since I remember I’ve been part of some kind of a community – from scouts and reading club at school to book club, wine club or dinner club in my adult life. I’ve always felt a strong desire to be part of a community based on sense of belonging and sharing authentically. Motherhood transcends race, culture, religion, politics and pocket – every mother wants her child to thrive.
Motherhood is and needs community.
MyMilkClub is this kind of community. We remove the hassle and provide you with the power of choice anytime.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. MyMilkClub reserves the right to its opinions and fully supports the notion of promotion that breast is best in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) infant feeding guidelines. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life, and continued breastfeeding with complementary foods for up to two years of age. Breast milk is the best food for infants. Good maternal nutrition is essential to prepare and maintain breastfeeding. If breastfeeding is not possible, an infant formula may be used according to the advice of registered health professionals. Preparation and storage of any infant formula should be performed as directed on the tin in order not to pose any health hazards.