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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...

New Mom? Here are 5 Tips for Dealing with Parenting Stress

Becoming a new mom brings great joy, excitement and moments of wonder — but it also brings a lot of new responsibility, worries, fatigue and stress. Parenting stress is very real. Even while we celebrate the beautiful, wonderful things about being a mom, it’s important to also pay attention to some of the things that...

Your Baby Wants *You* to Join the Breastmilk Army

One of the most important benefits of breastmilk is that it helps protect your baby from illness, while boosting their immune system. As most moms know, infants are especially vulnerable to disease, because their bodies’ natural defence systems have not fully developed. So, you might say that a baby’s first line of defence against germs...

Having a Second Child? Tips for Managing a Toddler and New Baby

Adding another baby to your family can be a wonderful gift for your first child; they get a new friend to play with when they are young and, hopefully, a lifelong companion who will be there as they grow. However, having a second child, while caring for your first toddler, requires careful planning. Many women...

Solutions to Common Challenges Working Breastfeeding Moms Face

One of the biggest challenges that new mothers face is going back to work after having a baby. This can be a highly emotional experience, with new moms wondering how to balance their demanding careers, while spending adequate time with their families. In other words, new moms often want to do it all. The good...