It seems to be a common belief that when using a breast pump the higher you turn up the vacuum (suction) the more milk you will get out. Many mothers have told us how they turn on their pump and instantly press the + button until they get to the max level. But many of those mums have also told us how this causes pain to their nipples!
Recently, Medela surveyed mums on their experiences with breastfeeding in public. We asked what we, as a community, could do to better support breastfeeding mums.
It was a pleasure for Medela to host a selection of photographs from Suzie Blake’s famous “What Does Breastfeeding Look Like?” project, featuring beautiful and raw images of mum’s breastfeeding.
The project is world famous and has received viral online attention as well. We sat down with Suzie Blake to understand a little more about the project and what she hopes to achieve through this.
Ever since having my third baby, I’ve developed some serious body issues.
I’m not exactly sure what it was that I didn’t like about my body, but, I was determined to change it all. I felt sick when I looked in the mirror… and I’m fairly sure that’s not a healthy way of looking at yourself!
My name is Anna and I am The Not So Perfect Mum. I am a proud and tired mum of two “perfect” small humans – Dominic (aka small human) is 2 in 2 weeks and Reuben (aka Jnr Smalls) is 2 weeks old.
In recent years, expressing during pregnancy has become an increasingly popular topic. Just type in antenatal hand expression into Google and you will see 160,000 results pop up! No wonder so many mums-to-be are talking about it or confused about whether they should be doing it!
21 weeks have passed and Coby is nearly 5 months old (3 months corrected age). Since my last entry, we’ve had a lot on.
14 weeks have past and Coby is now 6 weeks old (corrected age). He’s cracked the 5kg mark and is full of smiles a lot of the time. He’s doing really well and sleeping at night, which is a blessing!