Black Breastfeeding Week: The Genesis of a Breastfeeding Celebration

August 25, 2016

Guest-Authored by Kiddada Green, Black Breastfeeding Week co-creator and founding executive director of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. For 9 years, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association® (BMBFA) has celebrated the joys of breastfeeding families and continues to work daily to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans.  Like many charitable organizations, the impetus for the… Read More

The Great Big Pumping Post

August 23, 2016

I’ll start with a bit of background so that you mamas know where I’m coming from: I breastfed my first daughter, Olivia, from the time she was born and finally weaned her at 18 months. I had a pretty decent maternity leave and was almost exclusively nursing her for the first 4 months, and then… Read More

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month With Us!

August 2, 2016

2016 marks the fifth year since the United States Breastfeeding Committee declared August as National Breastfeeding Month (NBM): an observance dedicated to improving the nation’s health by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Medela’s driving force as a company is to enhance mother and baby health through the life-giving benefits of breast milk,… Read More

13 Moments Only Breastfeeding Moms Understand

July 19, 2016

Breastfeeding and pumping can be one of the most rewarding things you do for your baby. But it can also be a lot of work! Whether you breastfeed for a month, a year, or more, you’ll find yourself devoting a big chunk of your time to nourishing this tiny human. And like anything you’ve spent… Read More

How to Soak up the Sun, Safely

July 5, 2016

Sun Safety for Babies and Moms Warm weather, beach days, picnics, and plenty of sunshine – who doesn’t love summer? But along with all of that sunshine and time spent outside, comes the risk of sunburns, heat rash, and more. And while we all know the importance of wearing sunscreen every day, if you’re pregnant… Read More