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Awesome Breast Milk Facts

Breast Milk is Medicine! And 4 Other Powerful Benefits of Breastfeeding You May Not Have Heard of!
4 months ago

Breast Milk is Medicine! And 4 Other Powerful Benefits of Breastfeeding You May Not Have Heard of!

We all know that breastmilk provided the best possible nutrition for your growing baby. But, the benefits of breastmilk go so much farther! Here are 4 reasons to be amazed by this magical elixir of life! Read More

Breast Milk: The Answer to Preventing Childhood Obesity
6 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

Breastfeeding Questions: Will Breastfeeding Give Me Saggy Boobs?
8 months ago

Breastfeeding Questions: Will Breastfeeding Give Me Saggy Boobs?

Having a baby changes your body in ways that you didn’t think possible. Your tummy grows to accommodate your baby; your boobs start to feel like Dolly Parton and heck, even your pelvic joints and ligaments soften. Read More

The Surprising Truth About the Micronutrients in Breast Milk
2 years ago

The Surprising Truth About the Micronutrients in Breast Milk

There are so many amazing reasons to breastfeed, for both babies and mothers. But did you know breastmilk contains a wide array of immunity boosters that helps our babies to avoid infections?

Breastfeeding can, of course, grow a mothers bond with her baby, make life much easier than bottle feeding (once mum and baby have gotten into the swing of things with their newly learnt skill) and mums do burn more calories, which can result in pregnancy weight loss, for some mums. But one of the most impressive and underappreciated breastfeeding facts is that breastmilk contains all of the necessary micronutrients to provide a strong foundation for your baby’s health and wellness. Read More

What’s So Special About Colostrum?
2 years ago

What’s So Special About Colostrum?

Colostrum is often thought of as separate milk to “breast milk.” In fact, colostrum is just the name of the first milk you make. As a result, it is still considered “breast milk.” Read More

5 Powerful Reasons to Continue Breastfeeding After 6 Months
2 years ago

5 Powerful Reasons to Continue Breastfeeding After 6 Months

So you’ve reached the 6 months breastfeeding mark. Hooray! It was probably challenging at times but mostly you have loved every minute. So what now?

You have probably heard, since pregnancy, that it’s recommended to feed babies breastmilk for 6 months. Now you have reached that milestone you may be wondering why it’s still a good idea to keep breastfeeding. Read More

How Breastfeeding Actually Works: Exploring the Science of Breast Milk Feeding
2 years ago

How Breastfeeding Actually Works: Exploring the Science of Breast Milk Feeding

You spend 9 months adapting to the changes in your body due to your pregnancy, and once your baby is born, your body starts changing again. During pregnancy, your mammary glands change as a result of a wide range of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and prolactin. Towards the end of your pregnancy, your body starts producing colostrum, a special milk that is important to your baby in his first few days of life…
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Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” for Mum, Baby and the Family
2 years ago

Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” for Mum, Baby and the Family

On special days throughout the year, we give presents to those people we love and appreciate in our lives. We wonder what gifts to give and base our choices on how appropriate and precious they are for the individuals we care about. Mothers have an obvious choice for their babies. However, it could be said that breastfeeding is a priceless gift for not only baby, but mother and family as well. Read More

Your Baby Wants *You* to Join the Breastmilk Army
3 years ago

Your Baby Wants *You* to Join the Breastmilk Army

One of the most important benefits of breastmilk is that it helps protect your baby from illness, while boosting their immune system. As most mums know, infants are especially vulnerable to disease, because their bodies’ natural defence systems have not fully developed. So, you might say that a baby’s first “line of defence” against germs and illness is breast milk. Read More

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design
3 years ago

Celebrating Breastfeeding and Human Milk Through Design

We recently invited art and design students from around Melbourne to design a poster to celebrate and highlight Breastfeeding and Human Milk. We wanted to reach out to young up and coming designers to think differently to the “posters of old,” which we often see in the hospitals promoting breastfeeding. We asked the students to bring new light to this topic and ignite passion for a new way of thinking in health promotion. Read More