Kicking Off Breastfeeding Month With Medela!

Image belongs to Mal at Instagram.com/lifebymj

As I’m sure y’all have heard by now, I am a registered nurse and a certified lactation counselor (CLC) aka it is my job to help women breastfeed! August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and because I am truly in awe of what I see mothers do everyday, I will be doing a couple of posts this month that are dedicated solely to the mommas!  In this post you will find a ton of resources ⇓ and tips from one of my favorite mommy/baby brands, Medela. Make sure not to leave before checking out my breast pump recommendation ⇓⇓⇓

Over 80 percent of moms desire to breastfeed, but almost one-fourth of them struggle to make it even past the first 21 days. That’s crazy, right?! Well yesterday,  Medela launched two new programs to help make the journey easier- “The Moms’ Room” and “#22Victories.”  The purpose is to create a community that is filled with support for breast milk feeding mommas.

 The Moms’ Room provides free breastfeeding education and personalized support while discussing topics such as: benefits of breast milk, how your body changes, tips for transitioning back to work after baby, and how to receive an insurance-covered breast pump. You can sign up here to get some exclusive perks.

#22Victories, which is my favorite initiative, focuses on helping moms reach day 22. Medela follows two first-time moms, in real time, as they share the ups and downs of their breast milk feeding journeys for 22 days. How dope is that?!


Image from Medela.com

Spotlight:  The Sonata Breast Pump

What is it?  

  • The Sonata is a double-electric breast pump that is intended to be used every day. This pump is for moms who pump many times throughout the day.

What makes it so great?

  • It uses 2-phase expression technology with a one-touch letdown button, which allows you to pump more milk in less time
  • It’s Medela’s quietest pump for personal use
  • It has a touch screen display and connects to the MyMedela App– which gives you real time tracking of your pumping sessions and your baby’s growth
  • Still want more?  Check out this overview video!
  • p.s. we give away at least one free Medela breast pump each year on our Instagram page- @BlackMomsBreastfeed
Image from Medela.com

More Resources

Other resources I highly recommend you check out if you are pregnant or breastfeeding:

And ALWAYS remember:

Image from Instagram.com/medela_us

ALSO (last thing, I promise!)

Support is one of the most important factors to breastfeeding success. So sign up, sign up, sign up!

 

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