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Mum’s Journey: My First Experience with My Medela Symphony Breast Pump
2 months ago

Mum’s Journey: My First Experience with My Medela Symphony Breast Pump

It’s been 12-weeks since Coby arrived. We are now settled into post summer holidays life with Coby and myself at home, Charlie back at school and Stu at work.

I’m officially a stay at home mum for the next year and plan to enjoy this time. Coby is well over four kilograms and ticking all the regular newborn boxes. Read More

Why Would I Hire a Hospital Grade Breast Pump Instead of Buying One? 3 Things You Need to Know
2 months ago

Why Would I Hire a Hospital Grade Breast Pump Instead of Buying One? 3 Things You Need to Know

In the first month after birth, your milk supply is switching itself on and learning how to make bigger and bigger quantities of milk each day. This continues until it gets to the point where it can make exactly what your baby needs to keep them growing over the next 6 months.

Usually, this happens by babies feeding at the breast as often as they want; this is usually between 8-12 times per day. Read More

Breastfeeding as a Busy Mum: An Interview with Karisha
2 months ago

Breastfeeding as a Busy Mum: An Interview with Karisha

Breastfeeding as a busy mum can be challenging! So, to get some advice, we sat down with Karisha, who has 6 children. We hope that you find this interview helpful! Read More

An Interview with Dr Sharon Perrella, Research Associate, Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group
2 months ago

An Interview with Dr Sharon Perrella, Research Associate, Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group

This month, Medela Australia had the great opportunity to sit down with Dr Sharon Perrella, from the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group in the University of Western Australia. I wanted to ask Sharon about some of the latest science on feeding a preterm baby and also find out some more about the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group which we are lucky enough to have working here in Australia.

I hope you enjoy this interview! Read More

Mum’s Journey: Coby is 2 Months Old Today!
3 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Coby is 2 Months Old Today!

Coby is two months old today and has been home for over four weeks now. How time flies!

On his due date, he weighed 3.46kg and was 50cm long. This means he’s really caught up in size, which is fantastic.

He’s started smiling a lot and enjoys having floor and tummy time. He is even big enough to go in a bouncer and has little rolls on his legs, which are super cute. Read More

What is Thrush and How Can it Impact Breastfeeding Mums?
3 months ago

What is Thrush and How Can it Impact Breastfeeding Mums?

Let’s start with the basics. What is thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an organism called Candida Albicans. Thrush can affect the breasts and nipples and other parts of the body, as well a baby’s mouth and bottom area. Read More

Medela Australia Chats with Sarah from Stuff Mums Like
3 months ago

Medela Australia Chats with Sarah from Stuff Mums Like

Medela Australia recently sat down with Sarah from Stuff Mums Like. We discussed her experience with breastfeeding and her opinions regarding Medela’s products. We hope you enjoy our discussion! Read More

Medela Australia Asks the Experts: Questions to Dr. Donna Geddes
3 months ago

Medela Australia Asks the Experts: Questions to Dr. Donna Geddes

Dr. Donna Geddes is an Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group.

In this blog we talk to Associate Professor Donna Geddes. Donna works for the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group, based in the University of Western Australia. Read More

Extremely Sore Nipples? Nipples Changing Colour After Breastfeeding? Could it Be Vasospasm?
4 months ago

Extremely Sore Nipples? Nipples Changing Colour After Breastfeeding? Could it Be Vasospasm?

Most people will not have heard of the term vasospasm. It is a rather cool sounding name, but, unfortunately, it often brings a lot of pain with it. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Our First New Year’s Eve with Coby
4 months ago

Mum’s Journey: Our First New Year’s Eve with Coby

It’s New Year’s Eve! We are away at the beach and we’ve had Coby home for nearly 2 weeks now. Read More