Did you know that more than three out of four newborns are breastfed? While the numbers at birth start high, they drop significantly by the six-month mark when less than one out of five babies are exclusively breastfed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least 12 months, if possible. Breastfeeding is a… Read More
Every year, we survey over 1,000 moms about their breastfeeding habits, practices, beliefs and goals. It’s a great way for us to learn how to better serve Medela families through our innovative products, while also providing the knowledge, support and inspiration that all breastfeeding families need. Whether you’re currently breastfeeding, thinking about breastfeeding, or already… Read More
It’s totally common for a new mom to doubt her breastmilk supply and question whether she’s making enough milk to satisfy her little one. But, even though your breasts might only produce a few drops of colostrum (“first milk”) in the days after you give birth, that breastmilk is the perfect nutrition for your baby.… Read More
How did your state rank in breastfeeding this past year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the breastfeeding rates and other information from around the U.S. and issued its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014. We summarized this in the infographics below. What surprised you most about this data?
For first-time moms, afterbirth cramping is usually mild. But in the days immediately after giving birth to your second (or third, or fourth) baby, you may experience more intense, menstrual-like cramps while breastfeeding. Why Does It Happen? The uterus is a muscle, and each pregnancy over-stretches the muscle. The nipple stimulation experienced while breastfeeding causes… Read More