Hey, thanks for dropping by...

The fact you've taken the time to have a little look-see here and want to know more about myself and Next 9 is pretty special to me. So thank you...

The story of Next 9 began when, my now 4 year old, was about 8 weeks old. Long story short, I reached out to someone I had never met in the hope of getting some advice on how to increase my milk supply. I had a hungry little man on my hands and the formula top-ups (that I automatically resorted to) were not agreeing with him at all.

Feeling stressed and defeated, I was delighted to learn of a solution for my problem. A close friend's father had actually formulated a lactation tea that had helped many mums before me. This tea was a real game changer for me. It not only eliminated my supply issues, but it put an end to my windy baby who would scream and squirm, for what felt like an eternity, after each feed. It also had me doing a happy dance around my kitchen as I watched my supply of extra milk build up in the freezer. It's funny looking back, as I felt such a sense of accomplishment that I didn't think would ever be necessary. You see, I thought breastfeeding would be easy, something that every mum just did and no one struggled with. Ignorant I know, but then I started thinking why didn't I know about the struggles? And why did I think my only solution to this struggle was formula? Fast forward a few years and I approached our friend's father about getting this product out there. I wanted to introduce it to mums like me who might be having a tough run in the milk department and pay forward something I had only come across by chance.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not someone who is all about breastfeeding and therefore must look poorly on formula feeding, this is definitely not the case! But, what I am about is choice. Having the information on hand to make the best choice to suit you and your baby. I wanted to breastfeed, that was my choice, but I felt pushed into using formula when I wasn't meeting the mark and because I didn't know all my options.

Next 9, originally Next 9 Months, came to be and still remains driven by my hope (and excitement) to bring this special product to light for any mum who may be struggling as I was. Having already played such a major part in my breastfeeding story, which still continues, when I think about the path this tea has taken me on there are so many things to be grateful for. Next 9 has forced me out of my comfort zone. It introduced me to the world of natural remedies and in trying to get my head around the juggle of starting a small business and being a mum of two, it encouraged me to find much needed balance in my day to day. My dream for my little biz is to pay forward something that had such a positive impact on my days as a new mum and my success will always be measured by this impact on others. I'd love to hear your stories and will always encourage mums to share what they have learnt on their motherhood journey. Because it really does take a village, and together we are always better...

Lots of Love,

Krys x