I'm Taisja, the founder of Harper & Bay. This company started when I became a mother to my first sweetheart, Eden Bay. I wanted to breastfeed Eden, and soon after she was born I found out that breastfeeding would be the single most challenging and rewarding experience for me as a new mom. I had a hard time with my milk supply being low and poor Eden was starving. After working with an amazing lactation consultant, many pep talks from my husband and a LOT of fenugreek tablets, my milk finally came in and I was able to experience how great nursing my baby could be. On top of milk supply struggles, I also found it very hard to nurse in many of my clothes (especially my dresses).
BEHIND THE BRAND
While living in San Francisco, I attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) for their fashion program while my husband attended UCSF Dental school. After having my second bundle of joy, Quinn Harper, I decided to put my fashion design degree to good use and started designing and sewing prototypes of my breastfeeding dresses. I started this company because I know there is a need for dresses that make nursing easy but are also stylish and on trend. I've hated spending tons of money on maternity/breastfeeding clothing that I only wear while I'm pregnant or nursing. I've worn each of my designs while nursing and have LOVED each of them. What is even better is that I'm still wearing my dresses even after I've stopped breastfeeding. You don't have to take my word for it. Come and try them out for yourselves. They are game changers!