I’m Laura, Director of Milkbar, fiancé to Todd and mama to Billy & Taylor! I absolutely LOVE all things outdoors, animals, fitness, style, family & friends (to name a few!). I have a passion for life & for living non-stop.
I have reached many of my goals and continue to reach for more. Highlights would have to be achieving black belt in martial arts, placing first in a national police surf competition, qualifying as a detective and of course the most satisfying to date, having the most amazing relationship and becoming a mama to my gorgeous boys Billy and Tay!
I recently left my role as a detective for NZ Police to work for Milkbar full time. I was a police woman for nine years, starting as a frontline officer at 21 years old and qualifying as a detective at police college when I was 38 weeks pregnant with Billy! I loved my role in the NZ Police, specialising in child protection, search and rescue and disaster victim identification.
Becoming a mum is where the inspiration for Milkbar began. Finding bump and breastfeeding friendly clothing that was stylish, practical and affordable was hard, which made getting out and about with confidence very time consuming. Expressing and storing breast milk was a nightmare and leaking itchy pads were the pits. I absolutely love breastfeeding and want to make it enjoyable, stress free and easier for all mums. In 2017 I decided there had to be better, and I was going to make it happen.
Through a hugely intensive phase of research, sourcing and design we established Milkbar in the great hopes that other mums would find us, trust us and enjoy us as much as I have enjoyed bringing Milkbar to life. Starting a business has proven to be a shit tonne of learning, fun, stress - and HUGE satisfaction when I hear such phenomenal feedback from you, our customers, about how we have helped you enjoy & continue your breastfeeding journey.
I literally get teary eyed sometimes reading your reviews (blame the hormones – pregnancy - #mumlife if you will!) But let’s face it.. it isn’t always easy – I know this first hand, and to know what we have bought to you, has made a difference, whether small or massive – is so damn RAD!
My goal now is to bring you all style, quality, functionality, affordability, knowledge, humour and no regrets or what if’s. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be complicated, much like our little humans – but I’m keen to help you give it all you want to give it and help you look super fabulous while doing it, no questions, no judgement, all love! ❤️
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