Lactation Consultants – What Do They Do and How Can They Help?

November 12, 2013

Did you know that almost three-quarters of all nursing moms get outside help for breastfeeding questions and issues? The wide majority of insurance plans cover lactation support, and the right help can mean the difference between breastfeeding struggle and success. Because many moms abandon breastfeeding due to difficulties early on, it’s especially important to know… Read More

How Your Diet Affects Your Breastmilk

November 6, 2013

Throughout your breastfeeding journey, your breastmilk is uniquely suited to meet the changing nutritional needs of your growing baby. Because breastmilk is created by taking nutrients already present in your bloodstream, you don’t need to worry about eating the perfect foods or drastically altering your diet in order to breastfeed. Your body will combine the exact… Read More

Breastfeeding Resources Near You: Where to Turn

October 22, 2013

Getting the right support and guidance can mean the difference between struggle and success. A new study found that many moms abandon breastfeeding due to early difficulties, and you have to wonder how many would have continued if only they had the right resources and support. No matter how your breastfeeding journey unfolds, know that… Read More

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9, 2013

”Hi. I’m Kathy, the Online Communications Manager at Medela. Six years ago, I felt a lump in my right breast. A few days later, I was at work when I received the call. It was cancer. While the world was falling apart, everything also came together. The love and support from my dear family and… Read More

Straight From Moms: Breastfeeding in the Military

September 24, 2013

Being a mom is hard enough. Breastfeeding, returning to work and pumping present a whole new set of challenges – but what if you’re a military mom? We reached out to our community and asked for advice and stories from some of the strongest and most dedicated moms out there – moms in the military… Read More