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Mum’s Journey: Nursing Comfort and My Awesome New Medela Tank
4 weeks ago

Mum’s Journey: Nursing Comfort and My Awesome New Medela Tank

“Nursing comfort”… is that even a thing?

Well, I can tell you that it most definitely is! I have quite a big bust. In fact, I’d say it is an enormously uncomfortable 12F. Now, I have found something that makes feeding my baby incredibly comfortable and easy. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Big Brother, Reflux Worries and My Maternity Tank
1 month ago

Mum’s Journey: Big Brother, Reflux Worries and My Maternity Tank

So far so good with Zac and Hugo. Zac is enjoying his new “big brother” role and smothers Hugo with love every day. He wants to help with nappy changes and bath time. He even asked if he could feed Hugo from his “woobies” (boobies.) Read More

Medela and Anna from The Not So Perfect Mum Team Up to Answer Your Breastfeeding Questions
1 month ago

Medela and Anna from The Not So Perfect Mum Team Up to Answer Your Breastfeeding Questions

Recently, we teamed up with Anna from the @notsoperfectmum to answer your questions on breastfeeding and expressing. Below, Katie, our qualified Lactation Consultant and Midwife, answers 10 breastfeeding questions from mums! Read More

Mum’s Journey: Bobby and I Have Fun at Medela’s Morning Tea
2 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Bobby and I Have Fun at Medela’s Morning Tea

What a privilege it was for Bobby (my youngest) and I to be invited to Medela’s Morning Tea at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Read More

An Open Letter to My Maternity Bra
2 months ago

An Open Letter to My Maternity Bra

It certainly hadn’t crossed my mind to purchase a maternity bra in the second trimester, but, I have to admit… not having an underwire did make this part of my pregnancy a bit more comfortable! Read More

Mum’s Journey: It’s Hard to Believe Coby Was Born Nearly Half-a-Year Ago!
2 months ago

Mum’s Journey: It’s Hard to Believe Coby Was Born Nearly Half-a-Year Ago!

After battling with silent reflux for the last few months and almost deciding to stop breastfeeding, we have turned a big corner. It seems as though the Bio Gaia probiotics and/or the dietary changes I made have helped. Read More

Another Breast Pumping Mystery Solved! Does Higher Pump Suction Mean More Milk?
2 months ago

Another Breast Pumping Mystery Solved! Does Higher Pump Suction Mean More Milk?

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! Read More

What Can We Do to Support Breastfeeding Mums? We’d Love Your Feedback!
2 months ago

What Can We Do to Support Breastfeeding Mums? We’d Love Your Feedback!

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. Read More

What Does Breastfeeding Look Like? An Interview with Suzie Blake
3 months ago

What Does Breastfeeding Look Like? An Interview with Suzie Blake

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. Read More

Let’s Talk About Post Pregnancy Body Image: Please Be Kind to Yourself!
3 months ago

Let’s Talk About Post Pregnancy Body Image: Please Be Kind to Yourself!

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! Read More