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

The Partner’s Role in Breastfeeding

June 16, 2016

There are libraries full of resources for moms on breastfeeding and pumping. But the role of the non-birth partner in the breastfeeding journey is often glossed over in books and websites. This lack of information may leave your partner with questions, worries, and uncertainty about where they fit in the unique breastfeeding relationship that exists… Read More

Breastfeeding in the First 24 Hours

May 4, 2016

To say the first 24 hours after giving birth are a whirlwind would be an understatement. It’s a time full of overwhelming emotions, including love, joy, and even stress. As much as you have prepared for those first moments, it can be hard to know if you are doing everything right when it comes to… Read More