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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

New Mums Talk About Why Motherhood is Different for Everybody (Video)
2 years ago

New Mums Talk About Why Motherhood is Different for Everybody (Video)

Motherhood really is a different experience for every mum.

In April, Medela conducted a survey with over 4000 mums. Some of the main findings were that mums no longer turned to their mums as a first point of call for advice on pregnancy and that 48% of mums have experienced the “baby blues” at some point. Read More

Breastfeeding Facts: What’s “Normal” When it Comes to the Frequency Of Breastfeeds May Surprise You!
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Facts: What’s “Normal” When it Comes to the Frequency Of Breastfeeds May Surprise You!

Many new mums are interested in whether their baby’s development and their own experience as a breastfeeding mum are in the range of “normal.” But the truth about breastfeeding is that every baby is different, and every mother is different. So what does that mean? Is it more confusing than ever? Read More

7 Ridiculous Breastfeeding Myths You Need to Know
2 years ago

7 Ridiculous Breastfeeding Myths You Need to Know

New mums often find themselves on the receiving end of all kinds of advice. Most people are genuinely trying to be helpful, but, unfortunately, few topics attract more heated debate, misinformation, and confusion than breastfeeding.

Many new mums, who start breastfeeding, find themselves hearing some of these “old wives tales” and myths about breastfeeding that have no scientific basis or even logical justification. Far too often, you have to sift through a lot of breastfeeding misinformation in order to get the truth. Read More

Breastfeeding Advice: Tips for Breastfeeding Twins or Triplets
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Advice: Tips for Breastfeeding Twins or Triplets

Whether nature is working its magic or fertility treatments are doing their job, multiple births are becoming more common. Wow! Just imagine how great it would be to be born with your best friend.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there were the following multiple births in 2014 in Australia – 4316 sets of twins, representing 1.5% of all births and 65 sets of triplets and higher order multiples, representing 0.02% of all births. Read More

Solutions to Common Challenges Working Breastfeeding Mums Face
2 years ago

Solutions to Common Challenges Working Breastfeeding Mums Face

One of the biggest challenges that new mothers face is going back to work after having a baby. This can be a highly emotional experience with new mums wondering how to balance their demanding careers, while spending adequate time with their families. In other words, new mums often want to “do it all.” Read More

3 Positive Ways Breastfeeding and Motherhood Change Your Brain
2 years ago

3 Positive Ways Breastfeeding and Motherhood Change Your Brain

We’ve all heard the expression “mummy brain,” which mums jokingly use to describe the sleep-deprived fog that can result from having children. The truth is that, while becoming a mother really does change a woman’s brain in fascinating ways, having a “mummy brain” is actually a great thing! Read More

5 Unexpected Tips for Babies with Colic
2 years ago

5 Unexpected Tips for Babies with Colic

Colic is one of the great mysteries of a baby’s life. No one knows for sure what causes “uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby,” or why it tends to happen in the late afternoon or evening.

If your baby cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week or more, for longer than 3 weeks, you can say that you have a “colicky” baby. But, what causes colic? More importantly, is there anything that new mothers can do about it? Read More

Breastfeeding Tips for Working Mums: Finding the Right Balance When Working and Expressing
2 years ago

Breastfeeding Tips for Working Mums: Finding the Right Balance When Working and Expressing

Many new mums struggle with balancing the needs of their careers and their children. They want to return to school or work, but, they also want to give their kids the immunological, nutritional and emotional benefits that breastfeeding can offer. This is not always an easy balancing act. But, the good news is that, with planning and determination, it can be done! Read More

Having a Second Child? Tips for Managing a Toddler and a New Baby
2 years ago

Having a Second Child? Tips for Managing a Toddler and a New Baby

Adding another baby to your family can be a wonderful gift for your first child; they get a new friend to play with when they are young and, hopefully, a …
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