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Breastfeeding Lifestyle

Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns: What’s “Normal” Anyway?
2 weeks ago

Understanding Baby Sleep Patterns: What’s “Normal” Anyway?

Sleep deprivation! Ask any new parent and they will probably tell you about the lack of sleep that they are getting. At this point in your life, you are so tired that you can hardly string a sentence together. You probably even understand why sleep deprivation is a form of torture!

So, what is normal when it comes to infant sleep? In order to answer the question of what is “normal,” we need to start by looking at what your baby can and can’t do from a developmental perspective. Read More

For Breastfeeding Awareness Week, We’re Supporting the McGrath Foundation… Here’s How You Can Help
4 months ago

For Breastfeeding Awareness Week, We’re Supporting the McGrath Foundation… Here’s How You Can Help

Did you know that one in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85? In fact, fifty people are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer everyday in Australia in 2018. Read More

An Open Letter to My Maternity Bra
6 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

What Can We Do to Support Breastfeeding Mums? We’d Love Your Feedback!
6 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
7 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

New Mum’s Experience Giving Birth to Preemie in Fiji Inspires Her to Help Others
8 months ago

New Mum’s Experience Giving Birth to Preemie in Fiji Inspires Her to Help Others

A few months ago, Medela was approached by Michelle. 10 years ago, Michelle gave birth to a very sick baby girl, 9 weeks prematurely, in Fiji. Her baby girl hung on to life for 4 weeks, while Michelle waited in intensive care for her baby to be medevacked back to Australia. Read More

Breastfeeding as a Busy Mum: An Interview with Karisha
9 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

Medela Australia Chats with Sarah from Stuff Mums Like
10 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
10 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

Help! My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle and I’m Going Back to Work!
1 year ago

Help! My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle and I’m Going Back to Work!

This is such a common question and one that can put many mums in a tricky and stressful situation. Read More