Medela is proud to be a longtime champion of breastfeeding. It is our goal to help moms breastfeed for as long as they choose. Even though National Breastfeeding Month is coming to an end, we are dedicated to continue celebrating, empowering, and supporting breastfeeding moms year-round.
We talk a lot about how rewarding and beneficial breastfeeding can be – and it’s true that research continues to show more and more benefits of breastfeeding for baby and for mom. But it’s also important to recognize that breastfeeding can be challenging, frustrating, and even exhausting, too. So be proud of what you’ve accomplished! Breastfeeding is not easy, and you should celebrate achieving even the smallest of goals. Take a minute to think about how amazing your body is – from conception, to carrying your baby in the womb, to the miracle of birth, to providing perfect nutrition for your baby – you are strong, beautiful, and awe-inspiring.
Highlights From the Month of August
- Don’t ever be ashamed to breastfeed.
- Breastfeeding fact: Do you know how many calories are required to make 24-28 oz. of breastmilk?
- Your body is your baby’s home.
- Advice straight from moms on talking to your insurance provider about breast pump coverage
- Throwback Thursday: Depression-era “Migrant Mother” breastfeeding her baby
Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees
A supportive network of family, friends, and professionals can make all the difference in a mom’s breastfeeding journey. We are honored to welcome three new inductees into our Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence, which celebrates outstanding Lactation Consultants and Professional + Community Breastfeeding Advocates. The Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees for 2013 are Sherry Payne, MSN, RN, CNE, IBCLC, David Duresky, and V. Kuroji Patrick. Learn more about our incredible inductees >>
Breastfeeding University Offers Free Enrollment
Not only are we recognizing amazing breastfeeding advocates in our community, but we’re also supporting breastfeeding moms at home. Our Breastfeeding University is an online education program that helps new moms and moms-to-be tackle the challenges of breastfeeding so they can meet their breastfeeding goals. To help celebrate National Breastfeeding Month, we offered (and are still offering!) free access to this educational course for the first 1,000 sign-ups. There are still spots left and it’s not too late to claim your free enrollment in Breastfeeding University! Enrolling is simple:
- Go to MedelaBreastfeedingU.com
- In the yellow column on the right hand side of the page, enter one of the following codes:
- For English: RELjN5GmY
- For Spanish: RELSPqT6XAK
How did you celebrate National Breastfeeding Month? Did you participate in Public Display of Breastfeeding Day?