6 Common Breastfeeding Myths, Busted

September 6, 2016

The realm of pregnancy and child birth is flush with old-wives’ tales and myths that transcend generations. So it’s not surprising that many new moms are told myths about breastfeeding as well. We’re here to bust some of the most common breastfeeding myths. Forget about toughening up your nipples, we’ve got the facts. 1. It’s… 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

Preventing + Treating Sore Nipples

June 28, 2016

Sore or tender nipples can be a roadblock in your breastfeeding journey. This experience can be deflating and seem helpless, and sometimes even cause moms to stop breastfeeding altogether. Thankfully, if you can effectively determine the cause and treatment, you can prevent it from recurring. To get you started, we’ve outlined the most common causes… Read More

Mastering the Breastfeeding Latch

March 29, 2016

Many new moms think breastfeeding is something that just happens instinctually. And while breastfeeding is a completely natural process for you and your baby, it can also take patience and practice to get into the swing of things. A successful breastfeeding latch means your little one will get as much breast milk as he needs,… Read More