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Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Surprising Truth About Micronutrients and Other Benefits of Breastfeeding
4 days ago

The Surprising Truth About Micronutrients and Other Benefits of Breastfeeding

There are many benefits of breastfeeding for both babies and mothers. Breastmilk contains a wide array of immunity boosters that help babies avoid infections. Breastfeeding can help mothers bond with their babies and burn calories to lose that “baby weight” after pregnancy. 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 the baby’s health and wellness.

What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required in small amounts that are essential to our health, development, and growth. Even though they come in small “micro” portions, these nutrients are hugely important in human nutrition, especially for preventing and healing from various illnesses and medical conditions. Read More

The Breastmilk Feeding Advantage
1 month ago

The Breastmilk Feeding Advantage

At Medela, we are always pleased when another family decides to feed breastmilk to their baby, which is why we would like to offer our support in any way we can.

We hope that the information you find here will help answer some of your questions, alleviate concerns, point you in the right direction for more information in case you need it and help you and your family have the best breastmilk feeding experience possible. Read More

3 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” to Give
2 months ago

3 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” to Give

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.
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Putting Together a Breastfeeding “On the Go” Kit
2 months ago

Putting Together a Breastfeeding “On the Go” Kit

Today’s breastfeeding moms really do understand the meaning of the phrase “on the go”. It is how they seem to spend most of their lives! Whether a mom is breastfeeding, exclusively breast pumping, or something in between, she manages a busy and active life! Taking care of a family these days requires the equivalent of a degree in logistics, planning and time management. Having an advanced qualification in “managing the unexpected” is also a useful certification. Read More

3 Positive Ways Breastfeeding and Motherhood Change Your Brain
3 months ago

3 Positive Ways Breastfeeding and Motherhood Change Your Brain

We’ve all heard the expression “mommy brain,” which moms jokingly use to describe the sleep-deprived fog that can result from having children. The truth is that, while becoming a mother really does change a woman’s brain in fascinating ways, having a “mommy brain” is actually a great thing! Read More

How Long Should I Breastfeed My Baby?
3 months ago

How Long Should I Breastfeed My Baby?

The breastfeeding journey is different for every mother. Most moms love the physical and emotional experience of breastfeeding with all their heart and treasure the connection that it gives them to their baby. They want the best for their baby and are happy to do whatever they can to deliver those health benefits for as long as possible. Even if at the beginning, that means 12 feeds a day and endless sleepless nights! Read More

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Unique Value of Breastmilk
4 months ago

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Unique Value of Breastmilk

Breastfeeding is back. For years, it was not in vogue, as marketing messages were delivered to mothers and doctors minimizing the real benefits of breastmilk in favour of “superior” manmade solutions. Formula with “added” nutrients was suggested as the healthy option for a new born baby. The truth is that these added wonder nutrients have always been in breast milk, along with many other unique ingredients that only human mothers can produce. Read More

Breastfeeding Positions That Work for Mom and Baby
5 months ago

Breastfeeding Positions That Work for Mom and Baby

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural acts in the world, but it still takes some practice and getting used to. One of the learning experiences for moms and babies is discovering the best breastfeeding positions that work for them both. Read More

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Benefits of Double Pumping
5 months ago

Benefits of Breastfeeding: The Benefits of Double Pumping

Let’s face it, pumping breastmilk takes time and if you are an exclusive pumper, it requires a lot of patience and commitment. Even for moms totally committed to pumping, and who see the value and understand the benefits of breastfeeding, it requires a certain amount of perseverance. While you can hand express or pump one breast at a time (even while the baby is feeding on the other breast) you might want to consider double pumping. Double pumping can be your best friend and the most efficient way to pump milk from both breasts at the same time, with any extra milk produced being frozen and stored for use in the future. Read More

Exploring the Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby: Protection from Viruses and Bacteria
5 months ago

Exploring the Benefits of Breastfeeding Your Baby: Protection from Viruses and Bacteria

There are many benefits of breastfeeding, for both babies and mothers, but one of the most important is the way it boosts the baby’s immune system and helps protect the infant from infectious microbes like viruses and bacteria. Breastmilk serves as an impressive defensive “army” to protect them from infection and breastmilk contains immune cells that stay in your baby’s body, providing some immunity for the long-term. Read More