It contains all the essential nutrients needed to foster a baby’s physical and mental development, and cleverly adapts to the needs of the growing infant. With at least five times more ingredients than formula, it is full of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and vital antibodies needed to strengthen the immune system. Recently it has been shown that it also contains stem cells, the universal building blocks for growth and development.
“Medela aims to promote the health of mother and baby thanks to the vital benefits of mother’s milk. In our business area “Breastfeeding” we provide you with solutions and lots of useful information about breastfeeding”
Breastfeeding premature babies
When a baby is born prematurely, every second counts. And, especially when feeding babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), every drop of breast milk counts. It is often impossible for a premature baby to breastfeed directly, so pumping breast milk is the best solution.
Now that your little one has arrived, find out how a lactation consultant can help you with your breastfeeding questions, or how to look after yourself and your body during breastfeeding.
Take 5 with Medela
Take 5 with Medela provides you with regular emails, blogs and videos sent to you at the right stage in your pregnancy and after your baby is born, to help you feel more confident breastfeeding. It’s the breastfeeding antenatal class you’ve always wanted!
You can sign up to Take 5 with Medela by clicking here.
Online help tutorials
Below are a series of videos Medela has put together to help mums with their breastfeeding experience. Subscribe HERE to their YouTube Channel and be kept up to date when a new tutorial comes out
|Video title||Subject||Youtube link|
|What Happens in the first hour after giving birth|
|A guide to what happens to stimulate breast milk in the first hour after birth – Part 1 of 2||https://youtu.be/zyYxcwgULd8|
|What happens in the first hour after giving birth|
|A guide to what happens to stimulate breast milk in the first hour after birth – Part 2 of 2||https://youtu.be/fbHFgEvhPvI|
|Breast changes in the first trimester||A guide to the breast changes that occur in the first trimester of pregnancy||https://youtu.be/aQUwZ8tYFSk|
|Breast changes in the second trimester||A guide to the breast changes that occur in the second trimester of pregnancy||https://youtu.be/dP7gO2FByg4|
|Breast changes in the third trimester||A guide to the breast changes that occur in the third trimester of pregnancy||https://youtu.be/IxnlJIP2fWA|
|Tips to help your milk flow||Tips on things you can do to assist the flow of milk||https://youtu.be/lvTpOFEZCOc|
|How your breasts work while breastfeeding||Information on the part Oxytocin plays in getting the breasts to stimulate milk flow||https://youtu.be/B40lESJPdnk|
|What to expect in the first few days of motherhood||A look at how frequently your baby will feed and what your first milk will be like in the first few days after birth||https://youtu.be/l7S2aPBGzcQ|
|Learn more about the puzzle of top up feeds||Exploring the concept of the top up feeds where additional feeds may be hampering not helping||https://youtu.be/aAVhn3HCNGA|
|How do I know my baby is getting enough in the early days?||Information on signs that your baby is getting enough breastmilk||https://youtu.be/1xH_U3s2Yf8|
|How to help soothe your sore nipples||Advice and tips on managing sore nipples||https://youtu.be/1lvpKBt3rqg|
|Vomiting after breastfeeding – What is normal?||Information on what is normal in vomiting after breastfeeding with your baby||https://youtu.be/Bd-3_r_fsFQ|
|What to look for in feeding cues||A guide to the cues your baby will show for a feed||https://youtu.be/DFOqoXkLzRc|
|What to do if your breasts are engorged||Advice and tips on what you can do if you have engorged breasts||https://youtu.be/afsJ7jMCfJ0|
|Do your breasts feel softer? What does this mean?||A guide to why women may think they have “lost” their supply and why breast softening can be normal||https://youtu.be/cdkL1RjpXFk|
Medela has a huge range of resources for parents to tap into as well as their online shop, which can be seen HERE
“Medela is very proud of their association and partnership with Life’s Little Treasures Foundation as together we support families of pre-term infants. Medela exists to enhance Mother and Baby health through the life-giving benefits of breastmilk, and our work with Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is not work but a personal passion of ours which is a pleasure to partner with them on”
Jarrod Percy, Managing Director, Medela Australia