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“Hey Mom, Wake Up, I’m Hungry!” – A Letter from Your Baby
1 month ago

“Hey Mom, Wake Up, I’m Hungry!” – A Letter from Your Baby

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Hi mom!

I know you are in the middle of a wonderful dream, enjoying a sunny vacation with daddy on an exotic island and yes, that seems to be me in your dream, perfectly silent, wearing some totally spotless designer outfit. I am swinging quietly in a white baby hammock floating gently over a beautiful lush tropical garden. It is so quiet mommy – where is everyone? Oh wait, the dream has just changed to you are shoe shopping in a place with rows and rows of rainbow coloured sandals and friendly shoe men that all look like George Clooney. How odd, for some reason I am nowhere to be seen in this dream.

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Thank You Mom for Breastfeeding Me
2 months ago

Thank You Mom for Breastfeeding Me

By  •  Lifestyle

Hi Mom,

I just arrived here on earth a few weeks ago and if you think that having a baby was amazing, you should ask a baby what it’s like being born. You can only imagine the incredible experience of making that transition from a soft, warm and very quiet, safe place to a high-energy world with bright lights, crazy colors and intense noise. Read More

Letter from a Man on Being a Dad
3 months ago

Letter from a Man on Being a Dad

 

Hello my love,

You have finally gone back to sleep after an hour of breastfeeding, changing, hugging, soothing our beautiful little baby. I am quite honestly in awe.  I admit that just as you suspected, I slept through the first 30 minutes.  However, I woke up in a daze when I heard you have a little cry and sigh as you snuggled back to sleep. Read More

“Me” Time, Free Time – Ideas from Medela Community Moms
5 months ago

“Me” Time, Free Time – Ideas from Medela Community Moms

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You hardly ever hear mothers use the expression “free time”. In a typical day, most moms would agree that there are simply not enough hours to do the basic tasks, let alone find time to read a book, take a nap, or cook a meal with more than three ingredients. The idea of finding time to relax, regroup or re-energize is almost unfathomable. Most moms are totally ok with this because they adore their children to the end of the earth and even feel a little perplexed by the idea of having some free “me”” time at all. Read More

Things Moms Discuss with Other Moms – What’s Really on Their Minds
7 months ago

Things Moms Discuss with Other Moms – What’s Really on Their Minds

Mothers try their very best to appear to be in control of their lives. They are warriors confronting all the challenges of their new role and showing confidence in spite of insecurity. They deal with contradictions and manifest skills and capabilities they never ever thought possible. They try to breastfeed as if they had been doing it forever, and reassure everyone that they “have everything under control.” Read More

I Love My Baby Unconditionally Even When…
1 year ago

I Love My Baby Unconditionally Even When…

The love between a mom and her baby is pure and unconditional. It is without limitations or requirements. Even when children do things that push the limits of patience and logic, mothers still love them with all their heart. Read More

3 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is One of the Best “Gifts” to Give
1 year 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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Guide to Buying Age Appropriate Gifts for Kids
1 year ago

Guide to Buying Age Appropriate Gifts for Kids

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If you want to buy a toy as a gift, it is a good idea to have a better-informed conversation with the parents when deciding what to buy. It’s important to make sure your gift is age-appropriate. Different stages of the child’s development are best suited to certain types of toys. Read More

Friends and Family Guide for Buying Toys
2 years ago

Friends and Family Guide for Buying Toys

Buying gifts for babies and young children can sometimes be a complicated experience. Family and friends might love to buy toys for your children, and grandparents especially often love to “spoil” their grand kids, but parents often find their choices can be a hindrance. Read More

Feeds, Needs, Tips and Trips – Useful Smartphone Apps for Breastfeeding Moms
2 years ago

Feeds, Needs, Tips and Trips – Useful Smartphone Apps for Breastfeeding Moms

Smartphones and mobile apps are becoming an important, almost essential, way for people to access information online. In fact, it turns out that over 80% of our Medela Facebook community read our posts on their mobile device. Read More