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Breastfeeding Stories

Michelle Banares’ story is a must-read for first-time Mama’s wanting to breastfeed
4 weeks ago

Michelle Banares’ story is a must-read for first-time Mama’s wanting to breastfeed

No one really tells you how hard breastfeeding is going to be…

When I found out I was pregnant, I started thinking about the logistics of caring for a child, …
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The importance of self-talk and trusting the breastfeeding process.
4 weeks ago

The importance of self-talk and trusting the breastfeeding process.

I admit breastfeeding has been relatively smooth sailing for us, so when Medela approached me to share my breastfeeding journey, I didn’t realise that I would have quite so much …
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Breastfeeding wasn’t easy at the start, but now we have found our rhythm…
1 month ago

Breastfeeding wasn’t easy at the start, but now we have found our rhythm…

Sydney health, fitness and mindfulness blogger, Monique Bowie, shares the emotional changes she went through after giving birth to baby Kora.

Medela: Tell us about yourself and your new …
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Yes you CAN breastfeed any place, anytime, and that’s exactly what I have always done and continue to do.
2 months ago

Yes you CAN breastfeed any place, anytime, and that’s exactly what I have always done and continue to do.

We sit down with Bridget, founder of the online support group for women, Midnight Mums, as she shares the most important advice she has received about breastfeeding and motherhood.

Medela:
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What I Learned During the Last 6-Months of Breastfeeding Bobby
1 year ago

What I Learned During the Last 6-Months of Breastfeeding Bobby

We just passed six solid months of breastfeeding, with the addition of solids in the past three weeks to help Bobby gain weight.

Speaking of which, I really struggle with those growth charts that the MCHN has. We are all made so differently! All four of my boys have been on the petite side of the charts, which, apparently, is a cause for concern. Read More

Breastfeeding as a Busy Mum: An Interview with Karisha
2 years 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

Mum’s Journey: Winter Germs Make for Fussy Babies
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey: Winter Germs Make for Fussy Babies

This week, I was very stressed out! Sophie wouldn’t feed, either from me directly or from a bottle of expressed breast milk. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Help! My 3.5-Month-Old is Refusing to Breastfeed
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey: Help! My 3.5-Month-Old is Refusing to Breastfeed

A phone call from Lisa came through and I could tell all was not well. Lisa explained that Sophie had not been feeding at the breast very well for the last two days. In addition, she had started to refuse bottles of expressed breast milk too! Read More

Mum’s Journey: Breastfeeding is Sometimes Difficult, but, it’s Always Worth it!
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey: Breastfeeding is Sometimes Difficult, but, it’s Always Worth it!

Even before giving birth, I knew that the health benefits of breastfeeding were going to make me determined to give it my best shot. However, I quickly learned that breastfeeding, so often described as natural, can seem so unnatural. Read More

Mum’s Journey Poos, Baby Massage, Dairy Intolerance, Feeding Patterns and More, Part 2
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey Poos, Baby Massage, Dairy Intolerance, Feeding Patterns and More, Part 2

Sophie is about 10 weeks old, so, Lisa and I sat down for a quick Skype chat. This is part 2 of our conversation. We hope that you find it useful as you continue on your own breastfeeding journey. Read More