Ten Inspiring Preemie Stories

November 21, 2014

Every story makes a difference. In honor of National Prematurity Awareness Month, Medela proudly supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities® and the important work they do to help families with babies being cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We asked moms to submit a photo and share their incredible preemie story – the… Read More

Understanding and Avoiding Nipple Confusion

October 22, 2014

You may have heard the term “nipple confusion,” but do you know what it really means and, more importantly, how to avoid it? Nipple confusion is a term used to describe many breastfeeding situations, but the most common usage refers to babies that have trouble latching and feeding at the breast after they have received… Read More

Getting Your Insurance-Covered Breastpump

October 8, 2014

Every insurance plan is different in what they cover and how they support breastfeeding moms. Although coverage of breastpumps is still relatively new to insurance companies, things are getting better every day as fewer plans are able to maintain their grandfathered status and more insurers are recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding and expanding their options…. Read More

How to Manage a Toddler While Breastfeeding

October 2, 2014

You know there’s no time as precious as the time you’re spending with your new baby, but sometimes, other demands (such as an active toddler) mean that you need to be two places at once. In a perfect world, every mom would get to snuggle and breastfeed her baby without interruption in those first weeks,… Read More

7 Moms on the Worst Breastfeeding Advice They Ever Received

June 20, 2014

It’s practically a rite of passage for new parents to be bombarded with advice – from thoughtful, to unsolicited, to well-meaning, to just plain bad. We asked our community to share the worst breastfeeding advice they’ve ever received and as we expected, the comments came pouring in. Let’s break down what makes some of these… Read More