NEW MOMS

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...

Helping Your Partner Bond with Your Newborn

Parenting is a team sport. It requires great communication, clarity on roles and responsibilities, mutual respect and a shared purpose and desire to win. However each team player has a unique skillset and when it comes to helping husbands and partners bond with your newborn, there has to be agreement on the positions they are...

Debunking 5 More Crazy Breastfeeding Myths You Have Probably Heard

New moms often hear a lot of unsolicited advice about breastfeeding — and unfortunately, some of that well-intentioned breastfeeding advice is totally wrong! You might be hearing a lot of misinformation or confused ideas about breastfeeding. We’ve written before about breastfeeding myths, but here are a few more that may surprise you. Myth: You should...

Nipple Shields When and How to Use Them

In the early stages of breastfeeding, problems with latch-on are not unusual. In fact, issues can arise at any time in the breastfeeding experience. For most mothers, breastfeeding takes a bit of practice! There is a mutual learning curve for moms and babies as they get used to each other and find the right angles...

Breastfeeding Basics A Survival Guide for New Dads

Traditionally, breastfeeding has been viewed as women’s business. Women learned the basics from their own mothers, or spoke with other moms, older sisters or lactation consultants. In the old days, breastfeeding education was the responsibility of wet nurses. Fathers were left out of the breastfeeding discussion, and most dads were happy to keep it that...

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep-Advice from Medela Moms

One of the biggest preoccupations for new moms and dads is trying to figure out how to get a baby to sleep through the night. Sleep deprivation is consistently mentioned by the moms and dads in the Medela Facebook Community of almost 10,000 people as the number one concern. Lack of sleep is debilitating. It...