Extended Breastfeeding: Nursing Beyond a Year

July 8, 2013

We all remember the “Are You Mom Enough?” cover of Time Magazine in May 2012, featuring model Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her 3-year-old son. It caused a media and mommy uproar over nursing beyond the first year, also known as extended breastfeeding. But whether or not you do it, extended breastfeeding is exceedingly common around… Read More

Breastfeeding and Your Fertility

July 3, 2013

Whether you’re considering having another little one as soon as possible or you’re going to wait, it is important to know how breastfeeding affects your fertility. Exclusive breastfeeding can temporarily delay your fertility postpartum, making it more difficult (but not impossible) to get pregnant while nursing. But it’s a little more complicated than that. Lactational… Read More

Introducing Medela Breastfeeding University

April 30, 2013

We’re committed to educating moms and supporting them as they begin their breastfeeding journey. In fact, we’ve spent countless hours working on new ways to help moms get the best start breastfeeding so they can continue to provide the most powerful nourishment to their babies. So, we’re excited to announce Medela Breastfeeding University, our Online… Read More

How Hospitals Can Support Breastfeeding

April 9, 2013

The first moments after birth are some of the best times to bond with your baby and begin breastfeeding. It’s also a great opportunity to get help from lactation professionals and hospital-grade breastfeeding products. In fact, many hospitals have recognized how important their role is in breastfeeding success and have chosen to pursue “Baby-Friendly Hospital”… Read More

Straight From Moms: Why I Love Breastfeeding

March 26, 2013

At Medela, we’re devoted to supporting moms throughout their breastfeeding journey. We’ve spent many years working to spread the word about the benefits of breastfeeding, and we know just how incredible the bond it creates can be. Then, it dawned on us. Who better to share all the benefits than moms like you? So, we… Read More