Once upon a time there was a French woman married to an American man, and they had their first baby in Berkeley, California, one of the breastfeeding capitals of the world. The French woman conscientiously tried to follow all the instructions and advice she had received to start off breastfeeding correctly, but she still ended up with painful crevasses due to baby’s not being in the right position for latch-on. All this made the first few weeks of breastfeeding very difficult. She was saved from suffering only by her valiant husband, who went out to buy her the latest innovation in breastfeeding accessories : the My Brest Friend™ nursing pillow. After a few days using this nursing pillow, baby was in the perfect position for latch-on, the crevasses disappeared, and mommy was radiant ! Later the young woman, naturally style-conscious and wanting to get out of the nightgowns that she had spent most of her time wearing since the birth, went on the internet and ordered a nursing wardrobe that delighted her. She was able to nurse with style and ease for many, many months to come. Two years later, the second baby arrived, but this time in France. To her great surprise, the young woman discovered that breastfeeding wasn’t as widely practiced in France as it is in the United States. What’s more, not only was the My Brest Friend™ pillow not available, but nursing garments were practically unheard-of. Two of her close friends borrowed her My Brest Friend™ nursing pillow and were delighted with it. Another of her friends borrowed her nursing clothes, and ordered even more directly from the United States.
The young woman and her husband said to themselves : things can’t go on this way! It’s up to us to let French women benefit from the wonderful nursing clothes, nursing pillows, and accessories that women already enjoy in many other countries. So in mid-2005 they launched the French version of the mamaNANA website. An English-language version was launched in early 2007.
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