You know how it is when you see a product that so uniquely provides an answer to a problem you wonder why no one has ever thought of it before? That pretty much sums up Milla – a specialist clothing brand that designs beautiful, discreet and fashionable tops for breastfeeding mums.
Forget hiding baby under a blanket while you feed her in public, or fiddling about with buttons and layers. Milla tops have two hidden side zips (one on each side) which you unzip from the bottom up, giving you access to your maternity bra with the minimum of fuss. The in-built modesty band covers your tummy all the way up to the bra-line, so you can breastfeed and hang out in your local coffee shop without letting everything else hang out at the same time.
Practicality doesn’t come at the expense of style either. From solid colours to Breton stripes, these are tops you’ll want to be seen in long after you’ve stopped breastfeeding. Glowing reviews from satisfied mums testify to how comfortable and easy they are to wear, and according to one mum, the colour hasn’t faded despite over 10 stain-removal washes.
Says Milla founder, Camilla Bartlett, the “aim is to provide clothing that enables easy, fuss-free access for both mother and baby in modern, practical and elegant styles”.
You can buy Milla tops online at www.millaonline.co.uk. Prices start at £48 for the Michelle top. The Brigitte top pictured (top and centre) is £54. And Milla does international deliveries too. Standard UK Delivery is £4.75, Europe is £6.75 and Rest of World is £12.75.