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Breastpumping

The Basics of Breastpumping
1 month ago

The Basics of Breastpumping

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There are many reasons that moms today choose to incorporate breastpumping into their breastmilk feeding routine. Some of these reasons include:

  • Allowing her partner to share in the feeding rewards and responsibilities
  • Getting a little time to herself
  • Returning to work or school
  • Breastpumping for a premature baby or baby who is in the hospital
  • Increasing breastmilk supply
  • Initiating lactation for an adopted child or after an interruption in breastfeeding
  • Engorgement or sore nipples

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4 Questions Exclusively Breast Pumping Moms Might Ask
2 months ago

4 Questions Exclusively Breast Pumping Moms Might Ask

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Some mothers do not breastfeed, but still want to feed nutritious breast milk to their baby. This is known as exclusive breast pumping or “breastfeeding without nursing.” Whether you feed your baby from the breast or give them expressed breast milk exclusively via a breast pump, there is only one important thing. Read More

Pumping for Your Preemie: How to Thrive as a Breastpump-Dependent Mom
2 months ago

Pumping for Your Preemie: How to Thrive as a Breastpump-Dependent Mom

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Moms often feel powerless when they give birth to a baby prematurely. It can be hard to have a baby being looked after in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) because early bonding newborn rituals are impacted by the hospital environment and the baby’s own delicate condition. However, even if your baby is born premature, one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby is to pump breastmilk to nourish them. Read More

Medela Breast Pump Videos to Help You Have a Better Breastfeeding Experience – Part Two
4 months ago

Medela Breast Pump Videos to Help You Have a Better Breastfeeding Experience – Part Two

Medela Canada has recently launched a new resource for parents: the  Medela Canada YouTube Channel. On this site, you will find over 140 videos in both French and English to serve as a support tool for parents in assembling, operating, cleaning, and troubleshooting their breast pumps along with educating on storage and handling guides for breast milk. Read More

Medela Tips for Pumping Breastmilk – Packing, Freezing, Storing and Re-heating
4 months ago

Medela Tips for Pumping Breastmilk – Packing, Freezing, Storing and Re-heating

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Once you are accustomed to the basics of pumping breastmilk, you might want to look for new ways to make breast pumping a bigger part of your life and extend the convenience of this way of feeding your baby. Maybe you love to breastfeed and know all the benefits of breastmilk but want to go back to work, share the night feeds, or you just want a break from breastfeeding sometimes. Or perhaps you are an exclusively breast pumping mom whose baby for one reason or another cannot feed from the breast. Read More

4 Advantages of Double Pumping for Breastfeeding Moms
5 months ago

4 Advantages of Double Pumping for Breastfeeding Moms

New moms are some of the busiest people in the world – there never seem to be enough hours in the day. Anything that a busy breastfeeding mom can do to save time is worth considering. If you have made the decision to breastfeed but know that at some point you are going to want to either return to work, exclusively pump, or anticipate the occasional time away from breastfeeding, it is worth thinking about choosing what kind of breast pump is best for your lifestyle. Read More

How Do I Know What Medela Breast Pump is Right for Me?
5 months ago

How Do I Know What Medela Breast Pump is Right for Me?

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Choosing a breast pump may sound a bit overwhelming, but there are some very simple things a breastfeeding mom can do to determine exactly the right choice for her and her baby. As with most buying decisions, the journey starts by asking some basic questions. Read More

4 Reasons to Consider the Calma Feeding Solution by Medela
7 months ago

4 Reasons to Consider the Calma Feeding Solution by Medela

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Mothers today want to find the right balance between all aspects of their life. Too often in our culture, moms are expected to try to “do it all” and “have it all.” However, the truth is, moms are not superheroes. Read More

How to Choose the Best Breastpump for Your Lifestyle
8 months ago

How to Choose the Best Breastpump for Your Lifestyle

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Every breastfeeding mom has a unique lifestyle and attitude towards breastfeeding. Most of us understand the nutritional and emotional benefits of breastfeeding, but, not everyone wants to breastfeed in the same way. This is exactly why Medela makes a wide range of breastpumps, each one designed to match a certain lifestyle. Choosing a breastfeeding pump starts with a decision about how you want to breastfeed your baby, versus how often you plan to feed your baby breastmilk from a bottle. Read More

Four Myths about Breast Shields
8 months ago

Four Myths about Breast Shields

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The right size breast shield can be really helpful for pumping moms! However, there is a lot of confusion about what a breast shield is and how is it used. One problem that breastfeeding moms face is choosing the right size.   Many women do not know what size of breast shields they need, how to determine the right fit or the proper way to measure the nipple. Read More