Breastfeeding a Newborn with Jaundice

November 12, 2015

Many newborns are born with some yellowing of the skin, also known as jaundice. It’s often most noticeable when the baby is two to four days old, and is usually not a reason to be concerned. Here are some facts about jaundice, and tips for breastfeeding and pumping when you have a baby with jaundice. What… Read More

Introducing MyMedela

July 7, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce MyMedela, the newest addition to the Medela Family! MyMedela is your breastfeeding partner, and features lots of great ways to help you reach your breastfeeding goals – and it’s now available on Apple and Android devices! It’s FREE! Download now in the App Store >> Download now in the Google Play Store… Read More

Breastfeeding in the US: The CDC’s 2014 Data (Infographic)

February 24, 2015

How did your state rank in breastfeeding this past year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the breastfeeding rates and other information from around the U.S. and issued its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014. We summarized this in the infographics below. What surprised you most about this data?  

Why Does Breastfeeding Sometimes Cause Cramps?

February 4, 2015

For first-time moms, afterbirth cramping is usually mild. But in the days immediately after giving birth to your second (or third, or fourth) baby, you may experience more intense, menstrual-like cramps while breastfeeding. Why Does It Happen? The uterus is a muscle, and each pregnancy over-stretches the muscle. The nipple stimulation experienced while breastfeeding causes… Read More

Understanding and Avoiding Nipple Confusion

October 22, 2014

You may have heard the term “nipple confusion,” but do you know what it really means and, more importantly, how to avoid it? Nipple confusion is a term used to describe many breastfeeding situations, but the most common usage refers to babies that have trouble latching and feeding at the breast after they have received… Read More