Breastfeeding: Expectations Vs. Reality

October 27, 2016

Breastfeeding is amazing. It provides our babies with a nutritionally perfect food that nourishes them from day one. So of course we love seeing breastfeeding normalized – whether through photos on news sites or the latest celebrity “brelfie.” But let’s be honest, breastfeeding in real life is a lot different from the images we see… Read More

5 Ways Breastfeeding Is Good For You

October 11, 2016

The physical, mental, and emotional benefits of breastfeeding for moms  You’ve probably heard all about the amazing benefits of breastfeeding when it comes to your baby’s health. Like providing antibodies that protect your newborn from infections, lowering his or her risk of developing illnesses later in life, and so much more. And while anything that… Read More

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