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5 Tips for Dealing with Parenting Stress for New Mums
1 year ago

5 Tips for Dealing with Parenting Stress for New Mums

Becoming a new mum brings great joy, excitement and moments of wonder – but it also brings a lot of new responsibility, worries, fatigue and stress.

Parenting stress is very real. Even while we celebrate the beautiful, wonderful things about being a mum, it’s important to also pay attention to some of the things that can make the experience of raising infants so tiring and difficult – and try to better minimize and manage these sources of stress so mums can enjoy their lives with their babies! Read More

How to Create a Birth Plan, Including Breastfeeding and Other Essentials
1 year ago

How to Create a Birth Plan, Including Breastfeeding and Other Essentials

Getting ready to have a baby – especially if this is your first child – gives you so many things to think about. There are several people to include in planning for the day of the birth: yourself, your partner, and of course, the baby on the way – and more if you have other children.

One of the most important things to do as you prepare for the birth of your child – whether it’s your first baby or whether you’ve done this before – is to create a “Birth Plan.” Read More

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design
1 year ago

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design

We recently invited art and design students from around Melbourne to design a poster to celebrate and highlight Breastfeeding and Human Milk. We wanted to reach out to young up and coming designers to think differently to the “posters of old,” which we often see in the hospitals promoting breastfeeding. We asked the students to bring new light to this topic and ignite passion for a new way of thinking in health promotion. Read More

Bon Voyage! Tips for Travelling with a Breastfed Baby
1 year ago

Bon Voyage! Tips for Travelling with a Breastfed Baby

Are you planning a holiday with your new baby? Or, are you perhaps getting ready to take a long-distance trip to introduce your baby to their grandparents? If so, you may be concerned about how to manage the trip if you are still breastfeeding.

Have no fear! One of the advantages of breastfeeding is that it’s much easier to travel with a breastfed baby. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, breastfeeding provides a portable, nutritionally balanced food supply for your baby. In addition, you don’t need to worry about packing bottles or sterilising feeding supplies. Read More

Breastfeeding and Motherhood: An Interview with the Amazing Rozalia Russian
2 years ago

Breastfeeding and Motherhood: An Interview with the Amazing Rozalia Russian

We recently sat down with #Medelamum and blogger Rozalia Russian to learn about her experiences with motherhood, breastfeeding and what she is looking forward to the second time around! Enjoy the interview! Read More

Finding Breastfeeding Support in Online Communities
2 years ago

Finding Breastfeeding Support in Online Communities

Social media has made connecting with other mums easier than ever before. In fact, recent Medela research has revealed that 70% of mums use online breastfeeding support communities, groups and apps.

For example, the MyMedela app helps mums to track their baby’s key activities, while providing breastfeeding tips and access to the best nursing products. Read More

Preparing to Breastfeed My Second Baby
2 years ago

Preparing to Breastfeed My Second Baby

Being pregnant with her second child, Sara, from Kids Magazine, has been reflecting on things she learned from her first breastfeeding experience. This time around, she is more aware of what to expect. She feels ready to face whatever challenges come her way with an open mind and positive attitude. Read More

Breastfeeding Doesn’t Look the Same for Everyone!
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Doesn’t Look the Same for Everyone!

Everyone’s breastfeeding experience is different. While it may come easily for some women, many of us experience challenges along the way. In a recent article, Olivia White from House of White reassures women that they are not alone on their breastfeeding journey. Read More

Mother’s Milk in the NICU: Exploring the Many Benefits of Breast Milk
2 years ago

Mother’s Milk in the NICU: Exploring the Many Benefits of Breast Milk

Providing mother’s milk is the most helpful thing a mum can do for her baby who is in the NICU or Special Care Unit. This is because breast milk is not only nutrition, it is a medical intervention.

Mother’s milk is specifically designed for your baby and it has many amazing properties which we will have a further look at in this article.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the many benefits of breast milk. Read More

Which Medela Breast Pump Should I Use? We Have Answers!
2 years ago

Which Medela Breast Pump Should I Use? We Have Answers!

Which Medela breast pump should I use? We hear this question all the time at Medela. So, we hope this blog post and our new infographic are helpful!

There may be very different reasons that a mother may choose or need to use a breast pump. For many, it is simply a way to continue giving baby breastmilk when they return to work. For other mums, they are totally reliant on a breast pump as their baby may be unwell or separated from them in the Special Care Baby Unit. Read More