Talking to Your Employer About Breastfeeding: What to Say

August 20, 2013

Working moms already have a lot to think about, not to mention the anxiety that often comes along with talking to an employer about breastfeeding. You might be preparing to welcome your little one into the world and are making arrangements for your maternity leave. Maybe you’re about to return to work and still need… Read More

New Research on Baby Brains Sheds Light on Breastfeeding Benefits

August 8, 2013

Breastfeeding your baby is one of the greatest gifts you can give your little one. This touching experience benefits infant growth and development in countless ways. A recent study from Brown University suggests children who are breastfed exclusively for at least three months after birth have greater development in key parts of the brain compared… Read More

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