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What My Daughter’s Unconventional Birth Taught Me About the Kindness of Strangers
3 weeks ago

What My Daughter’s Unconventional Birth Taught Me About the Kindness of Strangers

On the 30th of January, earlier this year, the journey of my third child, our Lottie’s birth story began.

In short, she was in the breech position. I had been to 3 hospitals in 24 hrs. I had gone from one hospital to another by ambulance, sirens blazing. I had been told that I had a blood clot on my lungs and endured 20hrs of breech vaginal labour turned emergency c-section under a general anaesthetic. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Hang in There Mama… You Got This!
1 month ago

Mum’s Journey: Hang in There Mama… You Got This!

In this article, IVF Mum, Vanesa Puerta, weighs in on the stigma around breastfeeding and how having an online support group of other mums helped her through the long nights. Read More

Breast Milk is Medicine! And 4 Other Powerful Benefits of Breastfeeding You May Not Have Heard of!
1 month ago

Breast Milk is Medicine! And 4 Other Powerful Benefits of Breastfeeding You May Not Have Heard of!

We all know that breastmilk provided the best possible nutrition for your growing baby. But, the benefits of breastmilk go so much farther! Here are 4 reasons to be amazed by this magical elixir of life! Read More

7 Tips for Weaning Your Little One (#3 Makes Things SO Much Easier!)
1 month ago

7 Tips for Weaning Your Little One (#3 Makes Things SO Much Easier!)

Just like every mother and baby is different, every breastfeeding journey is different – and each journey begins and ends under unique circumstances. No matter what factors have gone into your decision to wean, know that it can be a very emotional time. You may feel relieved, sentimental, sad, or a combination of all these emotions. Read More

What is Tandem Breastfeeding and Does it Have any Health Benefits?
2 months ago

What is Tandem Breastfeeding and Does it Have any Health Benefits?

So, what is tandem breastfeeding? Tandem breastfeeding is breastfeeding two or more children of different ages at the same time.

Some mothers will feed both babies together at the breast or may take turns to feed one baby at a time throughout the day. Mothers with twins or triplets may also tandem feed by choosing to feed both babies at the same time. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Maddie’s Tandem Breastfeeding Story
2 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Maddie’s Tandem Breastfeeding Story

In this interview, one of Medela’s International Board Lactation Consultants, Kristy, chats to tandem breastfeeding mama, Maddie. She shares her amazing breastfeeding journey and the benefits to herself, baby and toddler while also addressing some challenges. Read More

Baby’s First Cold? It’s Nothing that a Boob and a Cuddle Can’t Fix!
2 months ago

Baby’s First Cold? It’s Nothing that a Boob and a Cuddle Can’t Fix!

Winter is coming! And, along with winter comes dreaded coughs, colds and winter bugs. It can be a tricky time navigating breastfeeding through your baby’s first cold, but, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Read on to uncover helpful tips on how to ease your baby’s illness and maintain your supply. Read More

A Breastfeeding Mum Should Be Eating 500 Calories Extra Per Day! Here’s How Your Partner Can Help
2 months ago

A Breastfeeding Mum Should Be Eating 500 Calories Extra Per Day! Here’s How Your Partner Can Help

When welcoming a new baby into the world the partner of a breastfeeding mother can sometimes feel redundant. They may feel that because they can’t help with feeding the baby, there is nothing that they can do to help. Read More

8 Important Questions Women Ask Us About Breastfeeding
2 months ago

8 Important Questions Women Ask Us About Breastfeeding

At Medela, we receive a lot of questions about breastfeeding. After all, every mum wants to know that she is doing everything possible to give her baby a great start… and breastfeeding is top of mind for many of us. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Introducing Lucy
3 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Introducing Lucy

Hi everyone, I’m Lucy. I’m mum to my baby girl Kora who is 16 months plus another baby due in June!

This pregnancy has absolutely flown by. I can’t believe in just a couple of short months I’ll be running around after two!  Read More