Medela Canada has recently launched a new resource for parents: the Medela Canada YouTube Channel. This will be a central destination for videos about how to use breast pumps, how to store and freeze breast milk, and other instructional videos to help moms have a better experience with breastfeeding. There are more than 140 videos in both French and English to serve as a support tool for moms in assembling, operating, cleaning, and troubleshooting their breast pumps along with providing storage and handling guides for breast milk.

Medela is committed to helping mothers breastfeed for as long as they choose, with helpful support along the way. One of the best ways for moms to get information about breastfeeding – as well as practical hands-on tips for how to deal with breast pumps and other breastfeeding accessories – is to watch YouTube videos. Something visual is often easier to understand and follow along.

All of our videos are free of charge and short (averaging three minutes long). They are practical, detailed and specific. Often, if you are trying to learn how to use a breast pump for the first time, or how to store breast milk, it is helpful to see visual details with easy-to-follow demonstrations. You will find these videos to be very practical and well-produced.

As a company, Medela is committed to promoting the benefits of breast milk and encouraging long-term breastfeeding. We provide an extensive range of products through a group of qualified retailers, and offer solutions for breastfeeding mothers to get over any hurdles in the early days and to support their long-term breastfeeding goals.

Also, feel free to contact Medela Canada’s customer service team if you have questions about any Medela products. Our Customer Service Representatives are all fluently bilingual in English and French. The Customer Service team’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday – 8:00am – 5:30pm Medela customer service in Canada can be reached at 1-800-435 -8316 or you can send an email to

Here are six videos from the new Medela Canada YouTube Channel that can help you have a better breastfeeding experience:

How to Use the Medela Freestyle Breast Pump

This video is short and simple, and shows you how to use the Medela Freestyle breast pump, which is one of our most easy-to-use double-electric breast pumps. The video has clear visual instructions for how to place the breast pump’s breast shields on your breasts and how to support the breast for easy pumping. Watch the video here.

Troubleshooting the Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump

In this video, we learn how to trouble shoot suction issues with the Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump. The video starts with a simple inspection of the valve and connector for damage or breast milk build-up. It then reviews the cleaning process, including a review of how the membrane should be lying flat on the valve. The video then shows you how to take the next step and remove the faceplate and check for tears on the diaphragm. The pictures are so clear you will be able to follow along easily and match your own experience to the correct procedure. It’s really that easy! Watch the video here.

Breast milk Storage and Handling: Thawing Breast milk

Storing breast milk properly is very important. In this video, we learn that breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours and that you should not thaw frozen breast milk with hot water or in the microwave. High temperatures can destroy important nutrients. It also suggests that thawed breast milk should be fed immediately in order for it to provide the most benefit to your baby. The video includes some great tips on travelling with stored breast milk and how ice packs can be used. It is a great overview of how to properly store, thaw and reuse precious breast milk. Watch the video here.

How to Clean the Medela Swing Breast pump Motor Unit

Cleaning your breast pump is important for ongoing maintenance and ease of operation – if you can keep your breast pump clean, you will be able to use it longer and keep your baby healthy and safe from germs. This video shows how to clean your Medela Swing breast pump motor unit, starting by turning off the breast pump and unplugging the power source, then removing the tubing. This video is a combination of diagrams and live-action demonstrations to make it easy to follow along, pause or rewind if you need to repeat a step in the instructions. Watch the video here.

Instructions for Using Medela Pump in Style Breast Pump

This video shows how to use the Medela Pump in Style double-electric breast pump. – The video shows how to attach the breast pump comfortably to your breasts, how to turn on the machine, how to watch the progress from “Stimulation Phase” to “Expression Phase” for more efficient pumping, and how to adjust the machine to find your Maximum Comfort Vacuum Level. Watch the video.

Cleaning the Medela Freestyle Breast Pump

Cleaning and maintaining your Medela products correctly is important to preserve the usefulness and extend the life of the products. This video shows how to safely and carefully unplug, disconnect the tubing and prepare the Medela Freestyle Breast pump for cleaning. Watch the video.

After watching these videos, if you still have questions, you can always contact Medela Customer Service in Canada at 1-800-435 -8316 or you can send an email to For more tips and information on breast pumping, breastfeeding, and breast milk connect with Medela Canada on:

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