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

Feeling Overwhelmed with a Fussy Infant?

September 21, 2016

If there’s one thing you expect as a new parent, it’s that your little one will cry. Babies cry because it’s their only way of communicating. But some babies cry for hours on end, and it’s easy for parents to feel overwhelmed by this new, fussy baby. Why Your Baby is Crying It’s all too… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week: The Genesis of a Breastfeeding Celebration

August 25, 2016

Guest-Authored by Kiddada Green, Black Breastfeeding Week co-creator and founding executive director of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association. For 9 years, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association® (BMBFA) has celebrated the joys of breastfeeding families and continues to work daily to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for African Americans.  Like many charitable organizations, the impetus for the… 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