October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9, 2013

”Hi. I’m Kathy, the Online Communications Manager at Medela. Six years ago, I felt a lump in my right breast. A few days later, I was at work when I received the call. It was cancer. While the world was falling apart, everything also came together. The love and support from my dear family and… Read More

Straight From Moms: Breastfeeding in the Military

September 24, 2013

Being a mom is hard enough. Breastfeeding, returning to work and pumping present a whole new set of challenges – but what if you’re a military mom? We reached out to our community and asked for advice and stories from some of the strongest and most dedicated moms out there – moms in the military… Read More

Lactating After Loss: When Your Breasts Ache Like Your Heart Does

September 17, 2013

The experience of losing a baby is something that no woman or family should ever have to go through. If you’re suffering through the pain of pregnancy loss, you’re not alone – millions of “invisible moms” have miscarried or delivered stillborn babies. What can happen is that your body doesn’t recognize your loss and makes… Read More

Breastfeeding Pain: What to Expect + When to Seek Help

September 10, 2013

Aching, burning, bleeding, cracking, throbbing, peeling – all words you never want to use to describe your nipples or breasts! Unfortunately, many breastfeeding moms experience some sort of pain as they begin to nourish their baby. Although breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the whole world, it isn’t always easy. Worst of… Read More

Straight From Moms: Advice on Talking to Your Insurance Provider

August 13, 2013

When it comes to choosing your pump, let your voice be heard! Insurance providers work with moms every day to accommodate them on their breastfeeding journeys. We recently conducted a survey of some of the biggest insurance companies and gained insight on what options and coverage mothers may have. In addition, we reached out to… Read More