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The Hum of the Breast Pump is the Soundtrack of My Life at the Moment!
3 months ago

The Hum of the Breast Pump is the Soundtrack of My Life at the Moment!

Medela has partnered with Roz Kelly, Australian sports presenter and second time Mama, for advice on returning to work whilst breastfeeding and what she has learned from the challenges she faced in the early days of breastfeeding. Read More

10% of Breastfeeding Women Are Affected by Mastitis – Have You Checked Your Breasts Lately?
3 months ago

10% of Breastfeeding Women Are Affected by Mastitis – Have You Checked Your Breasts Lately?

You may have heard of mastitis. Or, you may know someone who has experienced it before, considering that 20% of Australian women are affected by it. Read More

4 Tips for Successful Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Section
3 months ago

4 Tips for Successful Breastfeeding After a Cesarean Section

Many mothers birth their babies by cesarean section and, while this can make breastfeeding more challenging, it is absolutely possible to successfully breastfeed after a cesarean section. Read More

Breast Milk: The Answer to Preventing Childhood Obesity
3 months ago

Breast Milk: The Answer to Preventing Childhood Obesity

Medela is excited to unveil new research conducted by Australia’s very own Dr Donna Geddes of University of Western Australia, which explains the role breast milk plays in preventing childhood obesity. Read More

Livia’s Journey: 3 Months Old! How Time Flies!
4 months ago

Livia’s Journey: 3 Months Old! How Time Flies!

Jordan is three months old now and, in terms of breastfeeding, I have learnt that the more I do it, the more confident and comfortable I become. Now it has become second nature. Read More

What Does Cue-Based Feeding Really Mean?
4 months ago

What Does Cue-Based Feeding Really Mean?

Feeding your baby “on-cue” simply means not using the clock to tell you when your baby is ready to feed. Rather than feeding to a schedule, you feed your baby whenever they show you feeding cues that they are hungry. Read More

Hey Mama, Why is Breastfeeding Easier On One Side?
4 months ago

Hey Mama, Why is Breastfeeding Easier On One Side?

Hey Mama! I just wanted to tell you that I love the milk that you make me!

Even though it’s the only food I’ve tried, it’s my favourite! It fills me up just the right amount and I don’t know why, but, I always feel like drifting off to sleep afterwards. Read More

Help, My Baby is Biting While Breastfeeding! What Can I Do?
4 months ago

Help, My Baby is Biting While Breastfeeding! What Can I Do?

Little toothy pegs! How cute! Many people think that when a baby gets teeth it is time to stop breastfeeding. This just isn’t true. Babies have continued to feed with teeth for thousands of years.

In fact, the World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding (i.e. no other fluids or solids) for six months and then continued breastfeeding combined with solid foods for 2 years or as long as mother and baby desire. Read More

Baby Falling Asleep at the Breast? These 5 Tips Can Help!
4 months ago

Baby Falling Asleep at the Breast? These 5 Tips Can Help!

Most newborn babies will wake regularly and frequently to breastfeed. However, there may be times when your newborn baby needs to be awakened to breastfeed. For example, there may be medically indicated reasons why a baby may need to be woken to feed such as Jaundice, congenital heart disease, illness or your baby may not be gaining adequate weight. Read More

Giving Birth, Breastfeeding and Sex: Exploring Intimacy as a New Mum
5 months ago

Giving Birth, Breastfeeding and Sex: Exploring Intimacy as a New Mum

Intimacy can be a different experience for every mum and her partner after giving birth. Perhaps you can’t wait to be intimate again with your partner. Maybe the thought of sex makes you anxious. Or, maybe it’s the last thing on your mind! Regardless of how you feel, your body is still undergoing changes and all of these feelings are normal. Read More