“Asking for help doesn’t devalue who you are in any way, it doesn’t show you’re weak, it shows you’re human.” – Nadine’s NICU Journeys
Sometimes we need a helping hand. …
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.