The Birth of the MumPod®

Image Courtesy of Cube Modular:Image for reference but not the finalised design. Project MumPod® 2021 began 18-months ago with a vision to develop a ‘pod’ for breastfeeding parents* for when they are at work or in public places to express their breast milk, if apart from baby or breastfeed baby if they require a private […]

How Art Led to Creation

Today is #InspireYourHeartWithArtDay which has inspired me to share how in my heart I am a true creative and how that has led to the creation of my future. Gosh that sounds deep and maybe it is, when you reach 55 and you close the loop on your hopes and desires it is a pretty […]

When there was no #TimeToTalk

Bringing the baby home. Oh my goodness. The world tilted on its axis, day and night meant nothing, and my boobs became a point (or two) of pain, discussion, politics, identity, and most crucially food.  I didn’t take to it.  In my exhausted and terrified head this signified that I had failed utterly at the […]

Happy IBCLC® Day 2022

When I decided to retrain to become a midwife, I always knew I would specialize in supporting parents to breastfeed but at the time I had no idea what an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) was.

MumPod®’s 1st Birthday

Today I celebrate the 1st birthday of my second business MumPod® Company Limited. I cannot quite believe how far we have come in a year. MumPod® and I were shortlisted as finalists in the SME MK & Buckinghamshire Awards for Business Chameleon and Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year in the Women Leaders […]

From MumPod® to MyPod, a World First

Hi, I am Rosamund McFadden RM IBCLC and the founder of MumPod Company Limited. As a child I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and I replied, a furniture designer. I love colour, design, textures, and trends and so it has been an absolute dream come true to be designing my own (rather large) piece of furniture, the MumPod® 48 years later. This May is when I close the loop on my desires and fulfil the ambition of the little freckly, scrawny ginger haired girl to design furniture. Oh yes and I happen to be a registered midwife and International Board Lactation Consultant and Mum of four.

Why MumPod® ?

“Are you still breastfeeding”? “I didn’t think they would be breastfeeding that much still” Just a couple of things said to me when explaining the MumPod®.  This is probably less about ignorance and more about the lack of discussion and strategy around the breastfeeding beyond the early weeks. This is highlighted by the fact that […]

SME MK & Bucks Finalists!!

MumPod and our sister company Breastfeeding Hub have been so proud to have been previous finalists and Silver Award winners in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire SME Awards 2020 and 2021.

When MyPod® Came to Town

The end of 2022 was an exciting milestone for MumPod Company Limited, a culmination of two years of work. From its concept in a meeting pod to the fully functioning, all bells and whistles lactation pod that is now in pride of place outside the maternity unit at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield part of […]